Olvida Ann Riley, 74, of Collinsville, formerly of Sulphur Springs, Texas, was called home to Heaven on Friday, November 19, 2021.
Ann was born on October 25, 1947 in Dallas, Texas to Theron Shelby and Myrtle Ollyne (Hicks) Williams. She graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1966 and she went on to graduate from SMU Cox School of Business. She worked as an accountant for many years for the Pepsi-Cola Company. In her later life Ann impacted many children as a substitute teacher for Whitesboro ISD. She had a passion and a great love for each of her students. While she was able, Ann was seen at many games cheering on the Bearcats and the band. She continued to share her love to the children of this community and the surrounding ones by being a part of the Angel Tree program, which provides a Bible and Christmas gifts to children with incarcerated parents. Ann was a member of First Baptist Church in Whitesboro and was very active with the church’s youth program throughout the years. She enjoyed quilting, fishing, pottery, and shopping. Ann loved her family and was very proud of them, she treasured the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her dogs were like one of her kids. Ann was affectionately known as momma Ann or Ms. Ann to many people, and she was a the most beautiful woman both inside and out, her light for Jesus and the people of her community continues in the memories of all the lives she touched.
She is survived by her daughter, Catrina Guiro and husband, John of Collinsville; son, Mike Cleveland and wife, Laura of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Kennan Hass and wife, Jamie of Tioga; Tyler Tadlock of Austin; Mason Cleveland and Micah Cleveland of Sulphur Springs; great-grandchildren, Paige and Pyper Hass of Tioga; sister-in-law, Barbra Williams and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Theron and Ollyne Williams, brother, Richard Williams, and sister, Donnell Williams.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro. A celebration of life service will be held in her honor at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her honor to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at https://www2.jdrf.org/site/Donation.