In Memory of

Marvina Mae (Morris) Williams

May 31, 1949 - September 26, 2023


Marvina Mae (Morris) Williams passed away on September 26th, 2023 surrounded by family and dear friends. She was born in Bolivar, MO, on May 31st 1949, the daughter of Charles M. Morris and Helen M. Lea.

Surviving are her beloved husband and caregiver Tom Williams; mother Helen Lea of Pleasant Hill, MO; son Shawn K. Schuyler of Pleasant Hill, MO; daughter Jennifer Graham of Lee’s Summit, MO; son John Williams and partner Billie of Mt. Sterling, IA; sister Marsha Pipes and husband Gary of Lake Lotawana, MO; sister-in-law Janice Williams of Kirksville, MO;  grandchildren Shawn K. Schuyler Jr. and wife Leslie of Hamilton, MO; Austin and Thomas Graham of Lee’s Summit; niece Dominique Cobb of Grain Valley, MO; three great nieces and four great-grandchildren. Marvina is also survived by two very dear friends Janice (Barnhart) Maurer and Donna Boston.

Marvina was preceded in death by her grandparents, father, sister Darlene Morris, and brother Gary Morris. She was also preceded in death by lifelong friend Jackie (Nell) Snapp.

Marvina attended Lee’s Summit Senior High before attending Aladdin School of Beauty to become a hairdresser. Marvina also owned and operated the Dynamite Tavern in downtown Lee’s Summit for a number of years. Marvina served on the Jackson County Fair Board and was a member of the Jaycees. She later worked for Apollo Hair Systems and Pfizer before retiring in 1999 to be a grandma.

Marvina enjoyed traveling in her younger years. She had a green thumb, loved watching birds, cooking, and putting together puzzles. She loved her family more than anything and loved spending time with them. She will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank Marvina’s doctors, Dr. Sidney Devins and Ashley Murphy, NP who provided years of wonderful care especially over the last few years. Marvina and the family especially appreciated the staff and caregivers at Crossroads Hospice who helped her during the end of her journey.

Pallbearers will be Harold Moore, Danny Cortner, Shawn K. Schuyler, Jr., Austin Graham, Thomas Graham and Brenden McKeone. Honorary Pallbearers are John Williams and Larry Snapp.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 5, 2023 with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Langsford Funeral Home.

Interment will be at the Higginsville Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to Hope House of Kansas City or Crossroads Hospice in the name of Marvina M. Williams.

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


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Tom and Family,
Having just lost my wife Sheila in June, I know what you and your family are going through. Know that Myself and family have yours in our thoughts and prayers. Your friend always ..
Bob Comstock

Tom, I am so sorry to hear of Marvina’s passing and your loss. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

Tom & Family~
Our deepest condolences on your loss of an amazing lady.
I met Marvina when I was 5 years old when she cut my hair and she was always so kind to me. Up until I needed her most after my sister’s passing. She has been nothing short of an angel to our family over the last 8 years. I could on with wonderful stories over the 50+ years of being blessed with her in our lives. She will be terribly missed by me and mine. I can’t go without mentioning her holiday goodies…we’ll surely be thinking of her this holiday season.
Much love & Respect to you and yours.
Prayers for all.
Wendy Reed

Tom and Family,
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Marvina made this world a better place and her light will continue to shine in those blessed to have known her. I pray the Lord grants you peace and healing during this difficult time.

The Harpers

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May God continue to have His Hands upon you and give you strength.
God Bless!


Thursday, October 5, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Thursday, October 5, 2023
10:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063