Febere Miles Williams (1941 - 2015)

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Febere Miles Williams
WYNNEWOOD, PA - Febere Miles Williams was born in Aiken, South Carolina on April 7, 1941 to the union of the late George and Alberta (Miller) Miles. On Thursday, February 12, 2015, she departed from this life. She was the oldest of five children. She was preceded in death by her brother, Benjamin Albert Miles (Allie Mae), her sister Joanne Lyvern Hamilton (Jerry L.), her brother Arix (Jeannie). She leaves to celebrate her life: her husband, Dr. Edward Shepard Williams, and her daughter Riad P. Williams, Esq., her brother George L. Miles (Velma), as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, and many friends.
Febere graduated from Martha Schofield High School in Aiken, South Carolina. She then received a Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, with a minor in French from South Carolina State University. While working full-time in the Chester Upland School District, she earned her permanent teaching certification from Cheyney University and a Master's Degree in Library Science from Villanova University.
Febere was known for her ability to motivate and encourage others. She especially enjoyed providing guidance to young people to assist them in reaching their highest potential. Specifically, in her position as a librarian at Chester High School, she frequently reached out to all students and became a mentor of many. Additionally, she co-founded the J. Herbert Williams Foundation, which provides scholarships for needy and deserving students from diverse backgrounds.
She also showed great talent in interior design, had a flair for fashion, and, of course, she loved her cats! She firmly believed that all animals, as part of God's creation, deserve humane treatment. Similar to many first born children, Febere was conscientious, responsible, organized, and ambitious. Moreover, Febere embraced life and always tried to make the best of every situation.
During her life, she traveled extensively around the world, taking a deeper interest in peoples and cultures from areas such as Northern Africa, France, Russia, and South Korea. Her visits to the Vatican, the Holy Land, and South Korea enhanced her ongoing spiritual growth.
Most significantly, Febere enjoyed a close relationship with God. As a child, she worshiped at the Mt. Hill Baptist Church in Aiken County, South Carolina. Later, as an adult, she continued with her faith and grew in her trust in God. In 1999, she became an active member of the New Covenant Church of Greater Philadelphia, serving as a team leader and greeter. Febere, being a very strong and courageous woman, lived a life to glorify Christ and has now transitioned to God's heavenly dwelling.
For those so inclined, donations in Febere's memory may be made to either the J. Herbert Williams Foundation
(jhwilliamsfoundation.com) or to the .
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2015
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