Catherine Josephine Cecilia Pyne Williams (Cathy) passed away peacefully, surrounded
by family, at her home February 2, 2023 after an extended illness.
Cathy was born September 29, 1945 in Berkley, CA to Harold and Patricia Pyne. Cathy
was the oldest of 11 children moving frequently while her father served in the United
States Army. Cathy attended High School in Miami, FL and subsequently married the
love of her life, Buford Cleveland Williams, Jr. (Jr) in 1964. Cathy and Jr started their family
in Miami and ultimately relocated to the Gainesville area in 1979 and then to Archer, FL
Cathy retired from the University of Florida. She was an avid reader, enjoyed bowling,
puzzles, games, and loved the University of Florida Gators, but her greatest joy by far
was spending time with her family.
Cathy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother (GiGi), sister, and
Cathy is preceded in death by her parents, her Husband Jr of 42 years, her brothers,
Douglas Pyne, Michael Pyne Robert Pyne, Rick Pyne, and Bill Pyne.
Cathy is survived by her children Scott Williams, Sr. (Kristie), Tammy Kosinski (Paul),
Tommy Williams (Carla), and Cheryl Zingaro (Mike). 10 Grandchildren: Kari Thompson
(Colby), Heather Williams, Krystina Williams, Scotty Williams (Ashley), Lynsey Dickerson
(JD), Cody Rowlands, Kyle Kosinski, Trent Kosinski, Keeli Zingaro, and Kenzli Zingaro.
13 Great Grandchildren: Erika, Peyton, Taylor, Preston, Addison, Conner, Avery, Ryker,
Landon, Briya, Mikah, Wyatt, Riley, and
Siblings: Harold Skip Pyne, Mary McNab (Pete), Sandy Bell (Walter), Patti Mingo (Hal),
Susie LaRue (Tom), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family invite you to attend a graveside Memorial Service at Forest Meadow Memorial
Park West, CR 241, Gainesville, FL, on February 22, 2023 at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice, 311 NE 9 Street, Chiefland, Fl 32626.
Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23-d
Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609 (352)378-2528.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s
house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to
prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and
take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
So sorry for your loss. Praying God sends his peace & comfort to all of you. Cherish your memories & remember how much she loves you. Her legacy lives on in each of you.
Cathy was such a caring person always their for everyone .My thoughts and prayers to all the family , she will be truly missed . She made everyone feel like family whether blood or not .
My love and prayers to you all. Aunt Cathy was an amazing woman and was always so sweet . Praying all your wonderful memories will help during this difficult time. ❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼
Love and prayers to you all during this difficult time.
Thank you so much mom,for all you did for me..Adding me to your family,allowing me to call you guys Mom and Dad was an honor,feeding me,letting me spend countless nights in my younger days so I didn’t have to drive home late..You and Dad treated me like your own…You raised 4 awesome children,that will carry on your legacy..I know Dad was waiting on you,so tell him I said “Goooo Jags”..You will forever be in my heart and always in my memories.Love you Mom.
Tammy sorry for your loss. I will continue praying for you and your family.
Bless You Cathy, the oldest of all my cousins. You will be so missed by us all. RIP Your beautiful children/grandchildren will carry on your loving traditions. You raised them well. Condolences for this wonderful family.
Cheryl, I pray for your solace and that God’s grace and the loving memories of your mother always comfort you in sorrow.
So very sorry for your loss. Your mother (always Miss Cathy to me).was the first to extend her hand in friendship when I came to Florida. I will miss her. We had some good laughs as we complained about and offered solutions to the problems of this world. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family
Oh my sweet Grandma… I hope you are dancing up there with Grandaddy with the biggest smile on your face! The last time we spent quality time together alone, you lifted me up when it was needed. I tend to make you proud. We already miss you so much! I love you a bushel and a peck! Night night sleep tight. 🤍