Funeral services for Williams announced.
Funeral services for Emma J. (Thompson) Williams, 96, of Helena-West Helena will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at the Watson Temple Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Helena-West Helena.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Watson Temple Church.
Williams, born Oct. 22, 1911 to Robert Thompson and Ella Gordon Thompson in Lee County, was one of five children born to the Thompson’s, all of who preceded her in death. Mother Williams made her transition to bright glory on the morning of Sept. 23, 2008 in Alton, Ill.
In 1928 she was married to Robert Lee Williams and 13 children were born to their union. Five preceded her in death.
She confessed a hope in Christ at the age 14 and was baptized into the Baptist faith. In 1973, she joined the Watson Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Superintendent James Watson. She served on the Usher Board and later the Mothers Board. She worked as a sitter at Helena Hospital until her retirement.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory, three sons, Pedro (Suk Won) Williams of Moreno, Calif., Theodore (Pearlean) Williams and Lawrence Williams of Helena-West Helena; five daughters, Lois Marshal, Janet Casey, Ellen Williams, all of Alton, Ill., Loretta Selmon of Washington Park, Ill. and Martha Barns of Chicago; 28 grandchildren, two of whom preceded her in death and a host of great, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Jackson and Highley Funeral Home will direct services.