Mrs. Amanda Lee Wilson Williams, 76, of Midway, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at St Joseph's Hospital in Savannah.
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A native of Liberty County, Mrs. Williams was a dedicated and influential woman in her community. At an early age she dedicated her life to Christ. She attended Liberty County Training Center in Riceboro. Her husband, Johnny Blue Williams, Sr., preceded her in death. Over a span of 50 years she was employed by a number of restaurants in the area, as well as the Liberty County Block Grant Program. She also was a certified nursing assistant.
She was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a member of the choir and on the mother board. Mrs. Williams was past worthy matron of Limerick Chapter #336, Order of Eastern Star. She was a pillar in her community, always willing to lend a helping hand, even during her failing health. "Ms. Amanda" was known to accomplish more by telephone than most people accomplished face to face.
She is survived by her devoted children; two sons, Charles E. Williams of Marietta and Frankie (Kareema) Williams of Albany, six daughters, Lottie (Thomas) Walthour, Luverma (Jerry) Hunter of Midway, Margaret Gorham of Brunswick, Beverly Williams, Eunice (Elton) Dudley, all of Midway, Lagina (Jessie) Brinson of Jacksonville; adopted daughter, Loretta Holmes of Midway; 67 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from6-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church on E.B. Cooper Highway in Riceboro.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at First Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Barrington Ferry Road in the Crossroads community of Riceboro. Eulogist will be Pastor Curtis Lemons.
Interment will be in First Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Riceboro.
Dorchester Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Published in Coastal Courier from Aug. 9 to Aug. 16, 2012