Dallas County Sheriff honors Latangela Williams

Published 7:50 am Wednesday, February 16, 2022

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Latangela Williams of LIFT Ministries was honored by Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum at the Dallas County Commission meeting on Monday.

The entire Commission was present for the monthly meeting: Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn, Commissioners Curtis Williams, Connell Towns, Jan Justice, Vivian Rogers.

Granthum handed Williams a plaque, thanking her for outstanding work in the community, especially donating to inmates at the Dallas County Jail. Items include: socks, deodorant and toothpaste.

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She also serves meals to the inmates during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

“Latangela is talking to female inmates about love and the Lord,” Granthum said. “She always steps up in the community. I’m proud to say she’s a friend.”

Williams said she was honored to receive the award in front of her parents, Commissioner Curtis Williams and longtime Dallas County Schools employee Jerolene Williams in addition to family and friends.

“I thank my parents and family,” Williams said. “I thank Sheriff Granthum, the Dallas County Commissioner for allowing me to do work in the community.

“I thank former Selma City Councilwoman Susan Youngblood for always donating.”

Commissioner Williams said he and  his wife enjoy seeing their daughter overcome adversity to contributing in the community.

“We’re proud of our daughter for the work she’s doing,” Commissioner Williams said.

Nunn expressed admiration for Williams, referring to her by the childhood name, “Icy.” Nunn said that she’s going a great job.

Rogers, Justice and Towns also thanked Williams through her work at LIFT Ministries.

Youngblood, State Representative Prince Chestnut and former Judge Maggie Drake-Peterson also attended the Dallas County Commission meeting.