Augusta, GA – After a long hard-fought battle with Alzheimers, Edith Williams, 85, entered into rest Saturday night, March 7, 2015 in Augusta. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 7:00PM Tuesday, March 10, 2015 with Rev. Todd Wiggins officiating. A private committal service will be held at a later date at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Avera.
Edith was one of ten children born to the late Alma Hadden Williams and the late William Homer Williams. After graduating from Wrens High School in 1949, she pursued a career as an X-Ray Tech at University Hospital, going on to further her education and career as a Radiologic Technologist. She moved to Jacksonville FL where she worked for many years at the Baptist Hospital and Nemours Children Hospital. Edith faithfully served her Lord at Southside Methodist Church in Jacksonville, singing in the choir and working in whatever capacity she was needed. She loved to travel and share activities with family and friends. Her unselfish, abiding love will be greatly missed.
Edith is also preceded in death by seven siblings, G. T. Williams, Mervin Williams, Elizabeth McGahee, Betty Pennington, Everett Williams, Jack Williams and Mildred Williams. Survivors include her sister, Catherine W. Newsome (Al) of Augusta; her brother Bob Williams (Connie) of Yorktown, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The viewing and visitation will be at James Funeral Home Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 6:00-7:00PM—one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to Alzheimers Association, 106 SRP Drive, Evans GA 30809.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss—
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much—
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now—He set me free!