Tamarra Williams Obituary, Death – Madisonville, Kentucky native Tamarra “Cookie” Layne Perry Williams, 70, passed away peacefully at Baptist Health Deaconess on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. At the time of her death, she was surrounded by loved ones. Everyone was taken aback by this because she has never been known to be timid or reticent. As Cookie would have wanted it done, her loved ones would want to honor her by sharing some of her amusing tales with you. She entered this world on June 2, 1952, in Loretto, Tennessee. Sadly, neither Freida Wright Perry nor Charles Perry survived to see her enter the world. At Baptist Health, she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant. It was common knowledge that if given the chance, Cookie would break a “no pets permitted” rule since she had a soft spot for horses, dogs, and cats.
Apart of breaking the law, music and western-themed television series were Cookie’s two biggest passions in life. We’re talking about that “extremely” oldies station with that guy who sounds like Wolfman Jack on the air. She was a big fan of really oldie radio stations playing music from the 1950s and earlier. Cookie loved her family and friends (at least the ones she didn’t block on Facebook) with all her heart and was thankful for everything in her life. She counted herself incredibly fortunate to have the people and resources she did. Cookie was a devout member of the Madisonville branch of the Latter-day Saints church.
Charlena McGar and Patsy Moore, along with their parents, predeceased her. When she passed away, she was the last of her siblings. Her grandchildren Ian Wells and Chloe Wells both live in Nortonville, Kentucky, while her great-granddaughter Misty Wells lives in Louisville. Her sisters Diana (Donnie) Yates and Jackie (Gary) Clark both live in Kentucky, and her brother Malcom Perry lives in Tennessee. There will be a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Harris Funeral Home the next day, Friday, March 31, 2023, with Bro. Charles Moore presided over the ceremony. There will be a private burial service for close relatives at a later date. The first showing will start at 11 a.m. until Friday afternoon, when the funeral service begins at the funeral home. Houston Underwood, Chandler Moore, Ian Wells, T.J. Rayhill, Markus McLain, and Adam Cook have offered to be pallbearers.