Louis Charles Williams, a resident of Anderson, California, passed away on December 19, 2011 at Oak River Rehabilitation in Anderson. He was 81 years old.

Louis was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi on June 17, 1930.

Louis was a mill worker before his retirement. He enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his sons, Terry and Arthur Williams, both of Sacramento, and Kenny Williams of Redding; daughters, Gloria Young of Redding, Diane Williams of Sacramento, and Kim Mathei of Chico; brothers, Sam Smith of Mount Shasta and Thomas Williams of Weed; sister, Sally Jackson of Oakland; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lonnie B.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the House of Prayer, 3422 Railroad Avenue in Redding.

Arrangements are in the care of Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel. Condolences are welcome at www.mtshastachapel.com.