Edith Margaret Williams, daughter of the late Shearo Henry and Irena Jones, was born October 18, 1925 in Sharpsburg, Kentucky. Edith made her peaceful transition from this life on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Edith attended Oberlin City Schools and lived her life humbly before God, walking before Him and in the path of righteousness.
Edith always had witty sayings, “And some on top of that”, “O my stars above”, and “It’s all on you!” She truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking, bowling, among other activities. She could be seen riding her bicycle all over town. Edith was a member of Christ Temple Apostolic Church in Oberlin where she sang in the choir, served on the Communion Commission, Usher Board, and Candy Committee, known for its famous peanut brittle. One of Mother Williams’ acts of love and kindness was shared through visiting the men of Lorain Correctional with the Prison Ministry. She would always leave the men with an encouraging word, gleam of wisdom and witty sayings.
Preceded in death by her husband, Henry Williams; parents; son, Walter Brown, Jr.; daughters, Janie Williamson and Patricia Stiles; brother, Robert Dean Henry, and sisters, Barbara Jennings and Janet Payne.
She leaves to cherish her memories, daughters, Irena Williams of Virginia, Teresa Williams of Oberlin, Eara Harvey of Elyria; goddaughter, Lisa Nevels; sister, Dorothy Jennings of Cleveland; and brother, Albert George (Florenstine) of California; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; a special close family friend, Barb Binon; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.
A public viewing will take place from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Elyria; followed by a service at 12:00 noon at Westwood Cemetery, 455 Morgan Street, Oberlin. Bishop Laurence E. Nevels, Sr. will officiate.
Funeral services and arrangements entrusted to Carter Funeral Homes, Inc. 3001 Elyria Ave, Ohio 44055 YOU MUST WEAR A MASK
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