Helen Williams

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 11, 2008

Mrs. Helen Ray Williams, 88, resident of Selma, passed July 8, 2008 at a local hospital.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday July 12, 2008 at 1: pm from West Trinity
Baptist Church with Dr. C.A. Lett officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Memory Garden with J. H. Williams &Sons Funeral Home officiating.
Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 3, 1919 in Talladega County to the late Eli Ray and Mary McGregor Ray Johnson.
At an early age she confessed Christ and joined the Mt. Canaan Bapt Church in Talladega. She later moved to Selma and united with the West Trinity Bapt. Church. She was dedicated to her church and her church family. She served as First Lady of the Church, Sunday School teacher, member of the Missionary Society and the was a Senior Choir soloist. She was also a member of Elizabeth Chapter Number 447 Order of Eastern Star.
She was educated in the Talladega City School System and was a graduate of Selma University. She worked as a substitute teacher in the Selma City School System.
Helen united in holy matrimony to Rev. Aquilla A. Williams. Their marriage has spanned over a period of more than sixty years. She was a dedicated wife, sister, cousin, aunt and compassionate friend.
Mrs. Williams leaves to cherish her memories a devoted husband, Rev. Aquilla A. Williams; three sisters, Ruth McElwaine of Washington, D.C., Effie Moore of Talladega,
AL, and Lillian J. Fomby of Anniston, AL; one brother, Louis (Juanita) Fomby, Jr. of Columbus, OH; a very special cousin Bettye Kirksey Love of Talladega, AL and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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