Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Garden in Greenville under the direction of Boone Funeral Home of Greenville.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Ava Grace was born at University of Mississippi Medical Center on June 18, 2012, and weighed 3.5 pounds and was 15 3/4" long. She spent the first 2 months of her life in the NICU at University of Mississippi Medical Center followed by 12 glorious days at home, loved by family. On day 13 she developed pneumonia which ultimately took her life 36 days later. All the glory of her precious days here with us were given to us from her will to fight, her great physicians and The Lord Jesus Christ.
Ava Grace was anointed to the Lord hours before her passing by Bro. Mark Rowlen.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Jim Williams; maternal great-grandfathers, F. J. West and Grover Williams; paternal great grandfather, Luther Oakes; aunt, Mary Elizabeth Oakes; and uncle, Doyle Williams.
She is survived by her parents, Bryan and Amy Williams Oakes Jr. of Greenville; two brothers, Landon Nevels and Trace Oakes, both of Greenville; maternal grandmother, Gail Williams of Greenville; paternal grandparents, Bryan and Patsy Oakes of Greenville; maternal great-grandmothers, Betty Ellen West of Greenville and Betty Williams of Greenville; paternal great-grandmother, Doris Oakes of Greenville and paternal great-grandparents, Cortez and Louise Banks of Greenville; aunt, Shannon Williams of Greenville; and uncle, James "Jimbo" Williams of Cleveland; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Batson Children's Hospital, Public Affairs, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.