Lillie Ellen Williams, age 87, was born August 23, 1925 in Register, Georgia and passed December 13, 2012 in Schertz, Texas. The Smith family relocated to Statesboro, Georgia during her early years where she attended William James High School. She was a faithful member of St. Mary's Baptist Church in Statesboro and shortly after relocating to Schertz in 2009, joined the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in San Antonio. Mrs. Williams will always be remembered as a spiritual woman and a loving mother. She was a praying woman and always inspired others to keep a strong faith in God. She lived by the words, "If you pray, don't worry. If you worry, don't pray." She was preceded in death by her parents; Willie and Clara Smith; son: James Williams; and daughter Sandra Jackson. Survivors include: Son and daughter-in-law, Harvey Raiford (Theresa) Williams of Schertz, TX; Daughter and son-in-law, Hedy Lamar (John) Ford of Stuart, FL.; Brother and sister-in-law, Lee Swinton (Lucille) Smith of Statesboro, GA; Sisters, Clarice & (Joseph) Davis of Statesboro, GA, and Sadie Gilmore of Bronx, N.Y. Grandchildren: George, Wanda, Malena, Robert, Eric, Ebony, NeCole, Luther, Stevrick, and Jasmine. Also surviving are in-laws Karen Williams and Steve Jackson, as well as, a host of Great-Grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Meadowlawn Funeral Home Tribute Center. Funeral services will be held 11:30 AM, Wednesday, December 19th at the MeadowLawn Tribute Center. Interment to follow in MeadowLawn Memorial Park. Rev. Dominic V. Jones officiating.
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