Harriet Sutherland Williams

Harriet Sutherland Williams, 95, departed this life on Friday, September 13, 2013. She was the beloved wife of William H. Williams, Jr. (deceased) and mother of Billy, Cindy, and John. She is survived by her three children, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Born in Corpus Christi, TX, she spent much of her youth in Mexico City and Taxco, Mexico where her Father was a hotel proprietor. She moved to New Orleans in 1935 when she entered Newcomb College. It was here that she met W.H. Williams, Jr., a student at Tulane. They married in 1939. While raising her three children in Metairie, she was involved in a variety of philanthropic works. An active member of Christ Church Cathedral in the late 1960s, she spearheaded an after-school tutorial program held at the Church for inner-city children. She was also integral to the establishment of Advent House, a cause very close to her heart. She was a member of the Southern Yacht Club and the Orleans Club. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday morning, September 21st at eleven o'clock. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Christ Church Cathedral or Advent House, 2919 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans LA 70115.

Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com on Sept. 17, 2013