Thelma L. Williams
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ZANESVILLE: Thelma L. Williams, 73 of Zanesville, died 3:50 AM Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospice & Palliative Care surrounded by her family. She was born Monday, March 6, 1939 in Zanesville, the daughter of William "Bill' Holbert and Gertrude "Gertie"(Newman) Holbert and raised by her grandparents: Frank & Eliza Holbert. She married James D. "Jim" Williams on Thursday, April 14, 1960.
Thelma was a devoted member of Wings of Hope Tabernacle and very involved in many church organizations. She was a Sunday School Teacher, Leader of the Song Services and sang in the choir. Thelma had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.
Thelma is survived by her husband: Jim Williams; two daughters: Melissa & Bryan Harris and Imelda & Robert "Bobby" Newman; two sons: James Christopher
Williams and Michael Wesley (Jodie Williams) Williams all of Zanesville; one daughter-in-law Reonita Green of Zanesville; six grandchildren: James C. Williams II, Ryan Harris, Ashleigh Hill, Nathan Williams, Leighann Harris and Gauge Williams; three great grandchildren: Harmony Harris, Ke'anna Harris and Jorhdyn Williams; three step-grandchildren: Shawna Mohler, Jahkyri Wicker and Lauren Williams; one sister: Rachel Russell of Columbus; one brother: Harold Holbert of Columbus; one sister-in-law: Phyllis Holbert of Columbus; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by one brother: Edward Holbert; one grandson: Infant Chet Arthur; aunts: Gladys Spicer, May Norris, Frances Simpson and Golda Day; uncles: Roy Holbert, Harry Holbert, Arthur Holbert and Freddy Newman.
Friends may call Tuesday, July 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at The Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue and one hour prior to services from 1:00 AM till time of service at the church on Wednesday. Funeral Services will be held 12 Noon Wednesday at Wings of Hope Tabernacle, 709 Lee Street with Rev. Terry Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Tabernacle, 709 Lee Street, Zanesville, OH in Thelma's memory. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit www.HillisHardwickFH.com
Published in the Times Recorder on July 16, 2012