Tabetha Christine Welch Williford, 26, of Orange, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Born on May 23, 1986 in Port Arthur, to her parents, Deidra Ann Welch and Jerry Rayburn Williford, Tabetha was a lifelong resident of Orange.

She enjoyed going out in town and visiting with people, and she enjoyed playing with her clacker. Tabetha was loved by many people, and will be missed by all that knew her.

Tabetha is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Fern Eads.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her mother, Deirdra Buxton and husband, Todd of Orange; father, Jerry Williford and wife, Tracy of Jasper; maternal grandfather and caretaker, W. J. “Bill” Eads of Orange; paternal grandparents James Rayburn and Lois Williford of Jasper; sisters, Monique “Nicki” Williford and fiancé Tommy Pearson of Vidor, Sarah Ann Ferrell and husband, Justin of Beaumont; stepsister, Verna Lynn Ingle and husband, Billy of Orangefield, and her stepbrother, Bobby Wayne Buxton and wife, Samantha of Orange. Tabetha is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A private family viewing and cremation arrangements have been under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

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