Irma Jean Williams was born on March 14, 1956, in Newellton, Louisiana, to Ida and Steve Williams, Jr. She was the second child in a family of seven.
Irma was baptized at an early age and joined St. Matthew A.M.E. Church, under the leadership of Pastor Ferby, where she remained a faithful member, singing in the choir and serving on the Stewardess Board, until her health began to fail on January 16, 2019.
Irma graduated from Reuben McCall, Sr. High School in 1974. She attended Northeast Louisiana State University, and in 2014, she enrolled in ULM. Irma was employed at Manpower / JTPA for more than 25 years. She was employed at Delta Head Start from March 1, 2004, to December 2018.
Irma was united in marriage to Samuel Earl Jackson on November 13, 1999.
Irma was preceded in death by her mother, Ida Bell Williams, a sister, Donna Denise Williams, and a nephew, Clinton E. Epps, Jr.
The true source of joy in her life was her daughter, Brandi Day-Finch; grandchildren, Jerrell R. Finch, Jr., Riley Finch, and Kashaundra Rufus; and goddaughter, Alicia Robinson.
Irma departed this life on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 2:15 a.m., at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana.
Irma leaves to cherish her memories: a devoted husband, Samuel Earl Jackson; a daughter, Brandi Finch (Jerrell); one step-daughter, Lakayla Jackson of Tallulah, LA; step-son, Tyrece Broughton; her father, Steve Williams, Jr., of Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Norma J. Epps (Clinton) of Tallulah, LA, and Carolyn Kelley of Montgomery Village, MD; three brothers, Steve Williams, III of Tallulah, LA, and Rodney Williams (Tammy) and Jeffrey Williams, Sr., of Las Vegas, NV; three aunts, Lucinda Greer (Steve) of Chicago, IL, Nellie Hanney (Oscar) of Stockton, CA, and Geraldine Oliver of Tallulah, LA; one uncle, Surry Oliver of Houston, TX; father-in-law, Andrew Jackson, Sr.; four sisters-in-law, Debra A. Bailey (Billy), Sandra Hargrove, Angela Watson (Larry), and Vonda Hicks; three brothers-in-law, Ernest P. Jackson, Paul Jackson and Willie Hicks, Jr.; a special nephew (who kept her laughing), Scotty D. Epps; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.