Hazel Kate Williams, 2016

Infant Hazel Kate Williams was born in the arms of Jesus on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was surrounded by family and friends as she was baptized into the United Methodist Church and is now rejoicing in the presence of God. Hazel’s father, the Rev. Heath Williams, is the associate pastor at First United Methodist Church Paragould while her mother, the Rev. Jeanne Williams, is the pastor at First United Methodist Church Walnut Ridge.

Hazel Kate is loved unconditionally by her parents; her sister, Natalie Williams; maternal grandparents, Greg and Becky Larson of The Villages, Florida; paternal grandparents, Jim Williams and Sharon Williams of Little Rock; uncles, Jason (Dena) Larson of Asheville, North Carolina; Brian Larson, cousins Brooke and Breanna, of Cookeville, Tennessee; and aunt, Heather (Dennis) Byrd, cousins, Branden and Addison, of Benton; and a large extended family.

A Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday, July 16 at First United Methodist Church Paragould, with the Revs. John Fleming and Susan Ledbetter officiating. Following the service, the family celebrated Hazel’s life with friends and family in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Walnut Ridge or Paragould; or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org).