Lucille Chandler was born on February 10, 1938 to John and Lula Mullin-Chandler in Denison, Iowa. After high school she moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she met the love of her life. She married Dudley Henry Williams on March 29,1958. From this beautiful union two children were born, Deneise and Rita.
Lucille had a love for hairstyling and earned her cosmetology license in August of 1960. She worked at All Nations Barber and Beauty before establishing her in-home beauty salon where she practiced for more than 45 years. One of her specialties was the press and curl technique and she had numerous faithful clients across the city.
She accepted Christ at an early age. On May 5, 1963 she was present as one of the founding members of Mt. Sinai Church in the role of secretary. She also served as a missionary, bible study teacher, Sunday School teacher, and visited the elderly at nursing homes to have bible study. Lucille along with numerous others from the church prepared and served meals to the homeless at the Sienna Francis House and the Open Door Mission every Monday for 27 plus years. She did so even though she had limited mobility due to a stroke. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living member of her church. She attended until she was no longer physically able to do so.
Lucille departed this life on August 24, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband Dudley H. Williams, daughter Rita Williams-Pegues, two sisters Laura and Luella, seven brothers William, John, Robert, Donald, Jim, Joe, and Louis. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Deneise Williams, 7 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.