Fallen Hero: SSG(Ret) Jimmy Ralph Williams


Funeral Home

Wise Reed Funeral Home

2568 West Roane Ave Eupora, MS


Monday, February 6, 2023, at Wise Reed Funeral Home in Eupora


Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Montevista Baptist Church


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on February 3, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SSG(Ret) Jimmy Ralph Williams, age 77, retired member of the MS Army National Guard, who had served within  Co. B, 223rd Engineer Battalion has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  Williams was also a Vietnam Veteran.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:

June 17, 1945 – February 3, 2023

Eupora, Mississippi

Jimmy Ralph Williams, age 77, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2023, surrounded by his family at Baptist Memorial in Jackson, Mississippi. He was born on June 17, 1945, to George Washington and Annie Holloway Williams.

Jimmy was a lifetime resident of Eupora. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish. Among some of his favorite things to do were cooking, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and talking to everyone. His family will remember him most as being a caregiver to all. Jimmy served in the United States Army for a total of 33 years where he retired as a Staff Sargent. He served two tours, one in Vietnam and one in Iraq, where his son toured with him. He was an active member of Montevista Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Myra L. Williams of Eupora, Mississippi; one son, Lamar Williams (Patti) of Calhoun City, Mississippi; one daughter, Nichole Williams of Eupora, Mississippi; one brother, Howard Williams of Louin, Mississippi; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George Washington and Annie Holloway Williams; five brothers, Robert Williams, George Lee Williams, James Williams, Frank Williams, and Ed Williams; and two sisters, Lucy Cooper and Virgie Wilkerson.

Funeral Services for Jimmy Ralph Williams will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Montevista Baptist Church in the Montevista Community. A visitation will be held on Monday, February 6, 2023, at Wise Reed Funeral Home in Eupora, Mississippi from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Burial will follow at Montevista Baptist Church Cemetery. Officiating the services will be Brother Tim Hudson and Brother Howard Rodgers. Pallbearers are Brandon Baggett, Cory Baggett, Sherman Brown, Cody Smith, Ken Smith, and Bubba Wright. Honorary pallbearers are Tyler Brown, Tanner Brown, Jacob Williams, Bobby Helms, and Davey Williams. Wise Reed Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.