Obit: Molly Celles Williford

A private family ceremony to honor the life of Molly Celles Williford will be held on February 14, 2021.

Molly, a resident of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away on February 9, 2021 at the age of 44. A native of Natchitoches, LA, Molly attended St. Mary’s School, Natchitoches Central High School, Northwestern State University and graduated from LSU Shreveport, Magna Cum Laude in Accounting in 2007.

Molly is survived by her children, Thomas Celles, resident of Baton Rouge, and Madeline Williford, resident of Bossier City. Molly is also survived by her parents Coneil and George L. Celles III of Natchitoches. She is further survived by her brother, George L. Celles IV, and sister, Nancy Celles Rutledge,and husband Millard “Bill” Rutledge IV, all of Natchitoches. Nieces and nephews are LeAnn Rutledge Albert and husband Phillip of Natchitoches; George L. Celles V and his wife Amanda (Keator) of Benton; Malorie Celles of Lubbock, TX; Meaghan Clark of Nashville, TN; Millard “Quinten” Rutledge V of Natchitoches. Great-nieces and great-nephews are Kevin and Addison Albert, George VI, James, and Christian Celles, and Amelia Delago.

Growing up, Molly was a natural athlete and had a love of sports that she passed down to her children. She also loved playing board games with family and always had a rulebook in hand when playing, just like her mother. Molly was perpetually visiting with friends and family; she spent hours a day talking to anyone who crossed her path about everything under the sun (especially regarding the weather). She happily spent the vast majority of her time at her office at McClure’s Paint and Body in Keithville, LA., where she worked as the bookkeeper. She considered her coworkers as dear to her as her family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Celles Family Scholarship and mailed to the NSU Foundation, 535 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71497.

6 thoughts on “Obit: Molly Celles Williford

  1. George I am so sorry for you and your family for the loss of your daughter. I am praying for strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time for everyone!!

  2. I am so sorry to see this. What fun Molly was during softball season. Mary and I thought she was a real pleasure. Please know my thoughts are with the family.

  3. Sending prayers to family, I am so sorry . Praying for comfort and strength thru this difficult time

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