Mark Anthony Williams, 56, of Helena, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Helena.

Mark Anthony Williams, 56, of Helena, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Helena.

Mark was born March 1, 1961, to Jim Williams and Yvonne Tenhet Vaught.

Mark spent most of his life working on riverboats. Many of those years as a pilot and/or captain and he was a longtime employee of Jantran Inc. in Rosedale, Mississippi. He began his career with Helena Marine Service and later moved to Jantran.

He loved his family and friends deeply. He had a loving and generous heart and was always willing to help others. It would take a book to list all the things he did for other people. He professed his faith in our Lord just a few weeks before his death.

He leaves his dad and stepmother, Jim and Hazel Williams; his son, Cory Williams of Searcy; brothers, Jim E. Williams of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Ernest Todd, Jr. of Friars Point, Mississippi; and a sister, Leslie Mudaheranwa of Tulare, California.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Yvonne Vaught.

Memorials may be made to Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, 801 Airport Road, West Helena, AR 72390.

A memorial service for Mark Williams will be held at a later date at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. The online guestbook may be signed at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.