NANCY BEELAND WILLIAMS
June 4, 1940 – Sept. 27, 2021
Nancy Beeland Williams, 81, died Sept. 27, 2021 at the Monroe County Hospital. She was a native of Greenville and a graduate of Greenville High School. She moved to Monroeville in 1958 as a newlywed and was a treasured part of the community.
She was active as a Pink Lady at MCH, serving as president of the Auxiliary. She was active with the American Red Cross, often working at local blood drives. She was the first president of the Monroe Academy PTO, and a devoted and active parishioner at St. John’s Episcopal Church. She also lived for a time in Auburn, where she attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
Nan was known far and wide for her gorgeous needlework. Over the years, she made hundreds of incredible French handwork outfits for children which were always on display at Christmas and Easter. She ran her own needlework shop, Beeland’s, for a number of years.
Nan was perhaps best known for her hospitality. She was a natural hostess and a wonderful cook, and her parties were always special. She was never happier than when cooking for friends and family.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her second husband, Richard Boyles Williams; her parents, Nancy Fields (Beeland) Crenshaw and Jefferson Prather Beeland; her beloved in-laws, Beck (Kern) and Buster Stallworth; and her sister, Dorothy Beeland Llewellyn.
She is survived by her children, Dr. David Kern Stallworth (Spence), Jefferson Beeland Stallworth (Betsy) and Nancy Stallworth Weiss (Anthony). Nancy also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Captain Lee Houston Fields Stallworth (Captain Maggie Schad), Emily Prather Cade (Mrs. Catlin), Alice Lawson Stallworth, John Brooks Beeland Stallworth, Jefferson Grant Stallworth and Ruth Elizabeth Stallworth; and one great-grandson, Parker Catlin Cade.
Funeral services were held at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, Sept. 30. In lieu of flowers, please remember St. John’s Episcopal Church of the Monroe Health Foundation in her honor.