Dorothy Ange Williams
March 23, 1938 – February 18, 2017
Dorothy Ange Williams, 78, of 322 Beech Ridge Road, Belhaven was called to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, February 18, 2017 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Washington.
Born in Hyde County, March 23, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Ange and Olivia Williams Ange Jennette. She married Ralph George Williams, Sr. October 13, 1952, who preceded her in death February 6, 2015.
She was a member of the Swan Quarter Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she served as not only a pastor, but a teacher. Her unwavering faith, devotion, and love of God is a testament to the loved ones she has left behind. She is, and always will be, an inspiration to her family and everyone that was blessed to have known her. Her love of the Lord and her compassion was evident in every aspect of her life including the countless visits to nursing homes and those in need. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and a great cook. She has blessed her family with a remarkable legacy that will never be forgotten and she will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Epworth United Methodist Church 2501 Lynnsburg Road Scranton, NC 27875, with burial to follow at the family blot beside the church. Pastor Mike Wheeler will officiate.
Surviving are four sons, Ralph Williams, Jr., and wife Vickie of Scranton, Kent Williams and wife Carol Ann of Engelhard, Joe Williams and wife Melody of Scranton, Bryan A. Williams and wife Rhonda of Pinetown; two daughters, Sheila W. Garrish and husband Rayford of Scranton and Esther W. Keech and husband Mack of Free Union. Mrs. Dorothy was blessed with 13 grandchildren; Sandy Berry, Rayford Garrish, Jr., Ralph Williams III, Clafton Williams, Tabitha Lewis, Jonathan Williams, Melburn Keech, Suzanne Watkins, Stacey Keech, Melody Jo Williams, Joseph Williams, II, Tonya Simmons, and Bryan Williams, Jr, she was also blessed with 28 great grandchildren; RaShawn Whitney, MaKayla Williams, Chance Garrish, Madison Williams, Aubrey Williams, Ian Williams, Londyn Williams, Layla Williams, Trevor Lewis, Jaila Williams, Jonna Williams, Josie Keech, Londyn Keech, Lily Keech, Memphis Keech, Kendall Watkins, Emery Watkins, Kailey Keech, Kacey Keech, Brandt Williams, Hurley Williams, Braxton Kline, Joseph “Tripp” Williams III, Benjamin Simmons IV, Dylan Simmons, Nathanael Simmons, Olivia Simmons, and Brooklyn Williams and one great-great grandson Orion Garrish.
She was preceded in death by a sister Lois Ange Gibbs.
The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to the Swan Quarter Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 130, Swan Quarter, NC 27885
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, and other times at the home of her daughter, Esther W. Keech 7767 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, NC 27865.
Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter
Tuesday February 21st, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
119 Main Street
Swan Quarter, NC 27885
Special Instructions: The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to the Swan Quarter Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 130, Swan Quarter, NC 27885Text me the address
Epworth United Methodist Church
Wednesday February 22nd, 2017
2501 Lynnsburg Rd
Scranton, NC 27875
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My sincere condolences to the family. May you find strength and comfort through your loving family and friends and through beautiful memories. Please know that God is near to those who are broken at heart. ( Revelation 21:3-5)
Submitted by Ellie on Mar 1 2017 12:33:02 PM
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kathy mason rinker lit a candle on Feb 26 2017 01:22:38 AM
What a precious lady to me, so kind and friendly. My parents, Anne and Charlie Jennette thought the world of Mrs. Dorothy and her husband, Mr. Ralph. They are very much a part of your personalities, happy smile, willingness to help and give to others in need. with love, Elaine J. Swindell
Submitted by Michael and Elaine J. Swindell on Feb 22 2017 01:11:59 PM
I am sorry for your loss. Mrs. Dorothy was a pleasure to talk with and known for her Faith.My thoughts and prayers for the family.Love Marla
Submitted by Marla Gibbs on Feb 21 2017 07:20:09 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of my childhood visits traveling from Virginia with my parents to stay with Uncle Ralph, Aunt Dorothy, and cousins.
Submitted by Steve Sheppard on Feb 21 2017 10:53:27 AM
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Hubert & Ann Lewis lit a candle on Feb 21 2017 09:39:07 AM
Whenever I saw Miss Dorothy she had a kind sweet word and smile. A pleasure to chat with. God bless you her family treasure your memories. May God bless you at this time.
Submitted by Merita on Feb 21 2017 12:58:58 AM
Dorothy and I were in the first grade together at Sladesville School. Our teacher, Miss Warren loved Dorothy--in other words Dorothy was the "teacher's pet." Miss Warren always gave Dorothy the special privileges that "included a friend." Dorothy always chose me so I got a lot of mileage out of my friendship with her. (I am still smiling.) Dorothy was a beautfiul child and had a red velvet bonnet that she wore for special occasions that befitted her charm. We were friends over the years and went to Swan Quarter High together. She felt so poorly after we arrived there and I sat with her on the septic tank between the school building and the lunch room when we had free time during the day. After she left school our ways diverged as we did not have cars to dash around to visit our friends. I always considered her my friend and she came to meet Jim, my husband of 56 years, the first time he visited Sladesville with me. I last saw her at Ralph III's wedding--still a very pretty woman.
It is ironic that I wrote a note today to someone that included a note about Dorothy--not knowing she was dead. I love her obituary; it is a nice tribute to one who spent her life caring for her family and others. I know she was greeted joyfully by the family of God-- and her beloved Ralph.
Blessings to her loved ones,
Frankie Baynor Parnell (If Madeline Shepherd is there, please give her my warm regards.)
Submitted by Frances B. Parnell on Feb 20 2017 09:12:59 PM
Will always remember Mrs. Dorothy and Mr. Ralph sitting out among the cars. We never went by that they did not have time to visit. She had a beautiful smile and a sweet heart. We were blessed to have known her. Prayers for the family. She will be missed.
Cindy & Justin Carawan
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