In Loving Memory of Mother Dear
God called you home - 2/3/2013
In our hearts your are loved forever
You are missed in every way
Your life was a blessing to all
Your memory is a treasure
You are loved beyond words
and missed beyond measure
Your daughter Wanda
I pray Essie Mae is dancing in Heaven full of smiles & happiness! I didn't know Essie Mae though I have upmost respect for a sweet beautiful wonderful woman as I know she was & do what she did.
SUCH A GRAND LADY TO KEEP A SECRET THAT MANY YEARS. COURAGE AND DEVOTION THIS FAITHFUL SERVANT SHOWED.RIP DEAR LADY.MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF DR ESSIE MAE WASHINGTON WILLIAMS.
"A Life well lived, a job by a faithful servant, well done - Rest in Peace, I did not know Mrs. Williams personally, I read her story and saw it on the news, I bought her book and read it - she was a beautiful person - on the inside and outside. Hazel Chisholm, Washington, DC
Pure courage, strength, and class.
Rest in peace, Madame.
PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE LOSS OF SUCH A GRACIOUS LADY. SENATOR THURMOND WAS A GREAT MAN, I WAS CHOSEN AS A BLACK SC 10th GRADER, TO WORK IN HIS US SENATE OFFICE AS A PAGE IN 1982.
R.I.P from the grand daughter of the late Louise Washington, of Coatesville, PA. I never met you Essie Mae, but my family has told me great stories of growing up with you in the family. I wish that I would have met you at some of the Washington Family reunions. But, I am happy that you and my grandmother will meet again in Heaven. RIP.
I was at a loss for words to hear of your passing. I pray that you are rejoicing with the Father. I enjoyed my time in her presence. Cause she was so precious and a sweet lady. I will contine to pray for your family.R.I.H.P!! Rest In Heavenly Peace...
I remember the day your sweet mother was signing our books it was such a joy to be there and sharing that moment with you, we will never forget it. my God bless each of you keep you.
HAPPY ARE THE PEACEABLE,SINCE THEY WILL BE CALLED'SONS OF GOD."..MATT.5:9..SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..MJ
She was a gracious lady .with much dignity and respect and was a good example of how a person needs to live. May "GOD" keep her loved ones in his care. Respectfully,Robert Randall,Sr.
Mrs. Washington-Williams, what are brave woman you were. I have always heard of Sen. Thurmond's black daughter as I live in SC. It was an "open" secret. I am truly sorry to hear of your passing may God bless you and your family. Rest in peace beautiful lady.
Mrs. Washington Williams, was a gracious woman, and a true Southern Lady, I am sorry for your loss.
Your grace and dignity is an example to all. Rest well
RIP. Amen. In Jesus's Name.
Heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs. Essie Mae Washington Williams. She was a beautiful lady. May precious memories sustain you during these hours of bereavement.
Mrs. Willene Dansby
rest in peace, it's over now
You are a inspiration to the people of South Carolina as you handle your life.
God bless you as you enter Heaven.God be with your family as they mourn your death. Rebecca Widener Shealey
A beautiful, kind lady despite it all. May her soul live for eternity.
My prayers are with your family. What a beautiful woman
well done servant of the messiah
RIP..Mrs. Essie Mae Thurmond Washington-Williams
Thank you for being such a strong woman but in a quite gentle way. You are an inspiration to all.
RIP. MRS. ESSIE WASHINGTON-WILLIAMS. MAY YOUR FAMILY BE COMFORTED DURING THIS SAD OCCASSION.
I want to thank such an exemplary lady who has contributed so much with her courage-more than she would probably ever know. My prayers and thoughts are with her family.
To Wanda and the Williams family.. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family...May her precious memories be always in your hearts... Rochelle Randolph... Los Angeles, CA
With heartfelt sympathy for your loss-
May God give you comfort during this time-
We love you and yours, gracious and beautiful child of God. We will never forget your faithfulness at the extremely emotional time of confession and pouring out your heart to God. You are free.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless you with peace knowing she is in Heaven.
To the Williams Family,
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived. I was proud to know and serve your Mother. She was an exceptional lady. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Family, may God give you comfort during this time. I never knew your mother but, I was so impressed with her when she came forward with her story. What a gracious woman. God has has added another beautiful rose to his bouquet. Cherish her memories as this will help you heal.
Our deepest sympathy to the Williams family on the passing of your dear loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33
Condolences from the heart. Love
With Heartfelt Sympathy. May God Bless the Williams family. I will always cherish her autograph I got when she gave it to me at our "Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc." Reception in Orangeburg. South Carolina.
My heartfelt condolences on your loss of such a remarkable woman of substance. Hoping in time you will be comforted by memories and the knowledge of how blessed your family was to have her be your Mother. No doubt God has a special place for her courageous soul.
What a wonderful American,my sympathy to the family of Mrs.Essie Washington-Williams.
It is our deepest heartfelt sympathy for the loss of our cousin Essie Mae Washington-Williams. As we discovered, who she was to us, it is even more heartretching not to have met her in life. To her family, our cousins, may your mother be forever in your hearts as we too will always remember Essie Mae. God bless you all. Antoinette Butler Stevens (Accokeek, MD)
It was a pleasure to meet and know her the last bit of her life. I am honored to have bent down on the floor to put a shoe on her foot. I will always remember our conversation about "common and uncommon names." I could tell she was a charming lady full of grace even though I knew her only a short time. I am praying for her family, and I'm blessed to have met her!
Rest in peace Mrs. Washington-Williams.What a lady of truth and grace.
The Hagan Family of Shively,Kentucky
RIP Mrs. Washington-Williams
I hope the family can have comfort from the words of Matthew 22:32, which reminds us that God "is a God, not of the dead, but of the living." Giving us a hope of seeing our loved one again in the near future.
Mrs. Essie Mae, a Lady of Grace and Dignity. Rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus. You have fought a good, quiet fight within and your grace carried you through. God's Blessings to your family. You represented our race, again, with dignity and grace.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY..what a wonderful women to have lived her life with such dignity.
May God bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow.
My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with during this difficult time.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the immediate and extended family of Ms. Essie Mae Washington-Williams. As she has crossed the bar (something we must all do at some point in life) we must accept God's will. Cherish the times you shared with her then loose her and let her go. Respectfully submitted by: Artemus Flagg, Ph. D., LPC - Charlotte, NC
Life is not as it should be but will be in the near future. I love this promise God has made; "for I myself know the thoughts that I am thinking towards you, thoughts of peace and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope" I hope this message with a promise from someone who "cannot lie" comforts you.~(Jeremiah 29:11; Titus 1:2)~
To: Essie Mae Washington Williams.
My heart is reaching out to you,
For what you're going through;
I'm thinking of your family frequently
And praying for your family too.
Let President Barack Obama know that through his email,fax,letter,phone,visit,that Kimtraila has given her sympathy to the loss of the family of Ms. Essie Mae Washington- Williams.
I would like to let the family of Mrs. Williams that they are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. What a remarkable woman, to have gone through all of those years, without revealing the truth as to who her father was. She was a true lady with much class and dignity.
What an incredible strong woman. Although I did not know her personally, reading her book really helped me appreciate what strengths she had and what she endured growing up. What an inspiration. My deep sincerest sympathy to her family. She was certainly a woman of courage who although not publicly acknowledged by her paternal side, she lived her life to the fullest. May the God of Heaven remember you in his book of life.
Our condolences goes out to the Washington-Williams. May you "throw your burdens on our Creator and he will sustain you" during your time of grief.
My sincere condoences to the Washington- Williams and Thurmond families. Your loved one will be missed. God reserves a peaceful, united place for all the meek ones (Psalms 37:10, 11; Acts 10:35).
My condolences to the Washington-Williams family, God is for us a refuge and strength a help that is readily during distresses. Psalms46:1
My sincere condolence to the family of a fellow SCSC Alum..Rest in Peace
Micheal L. Nesbitt
God has no care or prejudice of the color of your skin! May you rest in the glory of peace forever! My thoughts and prayers are with the family! Essie Mae is a part of history now, she will be missed!
To a remarkable woman and will continue to be anincredible role model for all. Now she is with God, the Father of all, inclusively.
God bless you and yours ~ Rest in peace.
Enjoyed visiting with her at assisted living in Irmo where we shared stories of our teaching careers. She was so smart and a keen observer of people. Very forgiving and a good role model.
Beth from Marietta, Ga
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Surely a woman of courage was she...
I pray for her family and they be encouraged by her legacy and may her legacy be entered as another piece of missing black history
What an amazing women. She is so beautiful. God Bless her Family. She will always Live in the Light.
Giving honor to our Lord gives me great pleasures to sign the book for special woman of love,courage and greatness.God bless her and her family.
Dear Washington-Williams family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May "the peace of God that excels all thoughts" be with you. Phillipians 4:6, 7.
I remeber seeing the inteview on tv years ago. To God be the glory.
What an astonishing woman, thank you for your life, now you are safe, with your fathers forever..GOD BLESS this family
Her life was metaphoric of her time and our legacy. I wish only the best for her family, but I know they already have that. With love and respect,
Donna Marsh O'Connor
What a life. To have so much love in ones heart, after facing so much opposition, it's astonishing. Essie Mae was beautiful inside and out. I offer my condolences to her family. Draw comfort in knowing that soon we will be reunited with those we have lost. At that time there will no longer exist racism or suffering of any sort. For "God is not partial,but in every nation the man that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him".
My condolences to your family during this time of grief. I were touched by what I read. ESSIE MAE will be missed. may the God of comfort help your family to endure.
May God grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. I wouldn't take nothing to have met this wonderful and accomplished lady. She was wise yet courageous. She was sensitive yet strong.
Bottle your memories of her and keep them close to your heart. Then pull them as you need to and share them with others.
God rest her soul forever more.
I'LL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN MOTHER. YOUR EVER LOVING SON RONNIE.
Dear Miss Essie Mae.
You've touched so many lives by the life you lead. You've made us stronger, and made us think about what is really important. Family, thank you for sharing her with us.
Rest in peace. Jesus has said good job welcome home!
She was admired and loved by many. Rest now in your heavenly home. God's peace be upon her family.
Burnell-Williams Family, Charleston, SC
There is surely a special place in heaven, for someone who carried their cross with such dignity. God Bless.
Death Is a Doorway
On the “Wings of Death” the soul take flight Into the land where “There is No Night” for those,who believe with the savior said will rise in glory.
Though they be dead. So death comes to us just to “Open the Door” To the Kingdom of God and Life Evermore.
My prayer goes out to, Essie Mae Washington Williams Family
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Growing up with your sons, Julius and Ronnie in Coatesville (Newlinville)) you were well liked and respected by the kids in the neighborhood. I remember you and my mother being very good friends.
May you Rest In Peace.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
To a bold woman rest peace
Rest in peace dear Lady, Reading about your life was so interesting. I hope now you will have eternal peace because you are dearly loved by our creator. May our Heavenly Father comfort your love ones at this time.
Rest in peace to such a brave woman. I read your memoir and simply loved it. May God be with your family at this time.
WHAT A WOMAN!! TO NOT BE BITTER & FULL OF HATRED UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES. I HOPE I CAN ONE DAY BE AS FORGIVING AS HER. MAY GOD BLESS YOU DURING THIS PAINFUL TIME. THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
No heart as big as hers can now be found, she laid it all down for family and now she is in Gods' arms. What a LADY! Thank you for opening many folks eyes.
Take comfort for God has, "put our tears in a skin bottle and written them down in his book."--Ps.56:8
May God give you peace today and the days to come.
My deepest sympathy to the family. God has another angel in heaven
Rest in peace. Another angel in heaven
No more chains holding on you from your past. Mrs. Williams you are finally free! Rest in Peace.
What a gracious woman. Deepest condolences to the family.
Liz Donner (Nashville, TN)
R.I.P., I will always remember your helping me at James Adams School. May your family find peace in the knowledge you are now with God. Coatesville surely misses you.
It gives a great honor to say I love you. I have read A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond." in I love it. My condolence to you in your family. Thank you Ms. Sheila Durrette
RIP to a remarkable,classy woman.
Mrs Washington-Williams sounds like a Dear Classy Lady. Family, Memories of her will help soften your loss.
To the family of the esteemed Essie Mae Washington-Williams:
I salute your life, truly a testament of courage, intestional fortitude, and great sacrafice.
You truly exemplied the unique qualities of a true African-American woman.
To the family, keep your head to the sky (heaven).
WHAT A COURAGIOUS LADY. IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THAT OUR GOD IS NOT PARTIAL LIKE HUMANS, BECAUSE WE ARE ALL HIS CHILDREN. ACTS 10:34,35.
May you Rest in Peace. May God grant peace to the family during their time of sorrow. Thank you Ms. Williams for being the shining light and example to your community and nation.
Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant. Mrs Essie Mae Thurmond Washington- Williams.
Condolences to the family of Essie Mae Washington Williams. Thanking God that you shared your life with the world, it was very inspiring, shows you can triumph in spite of
Sincere condolences to family and friends. Eccl.9:5.
WHAT A LIFE WELL LIVED. YOU ARE SUCH A SPECIAL PERSON. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO READING YOUR LIFE STORY........RIP
A great lady, a precious lady & a good lady RIP
To the Williams family God Bless
your. She lived a good life.
What an awesome woman, with quiet dignity and grace! You have given so many the strength to follow in your footsteps with thier story. You were the Senators greatest achievement, and his greatest loss! Yet you did not let his office or his stance deny you! Well done thy good and faithful servant, well done!
My sympathies to the family. She now rests peacefully. Find comfort in the Almighty
God's blessings to the family of Mrs. Washington-Williams. She was the picture of grace and class and a role model for how we should handle potential scandals. You should be very proud of this wonderful woman.
May the Thurmond, Washington, and Williams families continue to be guided by this truth:'God is not partial...In every nation the man [or woman] that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.'
This was truly a remarkable woman.May scriptures from the Bible strenghten and give this family comfort.(2Co.1:2-4) BarbMeill(NO)
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
God Bless you, you had a remarkable life and you were a strong example of what a black woman is capable of. You are a wonderful example of what a woman can achieve, if she thinks things through.
Rest in Peace, my sister, and Thank You!
I know the Angels escorted you and the Gates of Heaven swung open and The Father said, "Welcome, my daughter."
I wish that I had met this wonderful woman.I plan on buying her book.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May God bless the family. Know that God loves you.
Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, you're free at last! Rest in peace Ms. Essie Mae Washington-Williams.
To The Family: Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. May you find comfort in knowing that God is with you now.
Deepest sympathies are offered to the Washington-Williams family. May memories of her full life help you through this difficult time. "Draw close to God and he will draw close to you." James 4:8
Rest in Peace gracious lady.
To the family of the late Mrs. Essie Mae Washington-Williams, May God comfort and keep you in this hour. She was such a remarkable woman.
Rest in Peace.
I know your troubles must have been difficult, but you lived your life and God Blessed you to stay strong with you believed.
she sounds like a wonderful innocent woman ! What a sad but beautiful story !
What an awesome lady you were Essie Mae. I wish I could have known you. Your grace and understanding at such a young age was remarkable. Rest with Jesus. Deepest sympathy to your family and friends. <3
Ms. Washington-Williams handled a difficult situation with grace and class. Condolences to her family.
wow what a story of the life of the senator from south carolina. essie mae you sure could keep a secret. REST IN PEACE
Condolences to the family.
Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace. Amen.
My condolences goes out to the family of Mrs. Essie Thurmond Washington Williams, thank God that her father and other siblings got to knew one another, but weeping endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning Mrs. Essie and her father is rejoicing in heaven as we speak, God blessed the remaining family
I was sadden to hear of your loss! Yet, I rejoice with you the life and legacy of such a gracious woman of character. Wrap the many warm memories around your shoulders as you would a cozy, warm blanket on a cold wintry night and be comforted by the afterglow. Be encouraged by a life well-lived!
RIP...Mrs. Essie Mae THURMOND Washington-Williamso
RIP...Mrs. Essie Mae THURMOND Washington-Williams
RIP....Mrs. Essie Mae THURMOND Washington-Williams
May God comfort your Loved ones.
Mrs. Essie Mae Thurman Washington-Williams
Mrs.Washington-Williams was a great lady .I read her autobiography.I would of loved to have met her.prayers and comfort to the family.
PRAYERS FOR MRS.WILLIAMS FAMILY SUCH A GREAT WOMAN.
Prayers to Wanda and the rest of Essie Mae Washington-Williams.
To the Washington-Williams Family: May God keep you in his perfect peace and love. You have a wonderful legacy of strength, determination and character to follow with love! God will settle it all!
Mrs. Washington-Williams is a testament to Courage and Strength. May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.