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Edith Pickell Williams


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Edith Pickell Williams

Knoxville, TN

Edith Pickell Williams, age, 88, of South Knoxville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Amedisys hospice care at Shannondale Healthcare Center. Edie was a long-time member of First Christian Church, where she sang alto in the choir, played piano, and attended the Disciples Class. She was born at Fort Sanders hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee, to John Woodward Pickell and Helen Huffine Pickell on December 16, 1929. She grew up in the Park City section of town on 5th Avenue near Chilhowee Park. She graduated from Old Knoxville High and from UT Knoxville in 1951, where she was a Tri-Delt and met her husband of 55 years, the late James Alex Williams. Edie taught school at Burtonwood Air Force Base in England and Giffin Elementary School in Knoxville. She then enjoyed a long career as a Tupperware Manager, holding parties all over East Tennessee, winning many awards, and making many friends. She loved singing and supporting barbershop music. In later years, she volunteered at Baptist Hospital and Tennova South, organized many outings and reunions with her various circles of friends at cherished places such as Christmount and Whitestone Country Inn, and helped restore the Lady Vols name and logo for all sports. Edie is survived by son, Mark of Knoxville; son, David and daughter-in-law, Gail, and granddaughters, Lauren Columbo (Josh) and Holly Dimon (Dakota) of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Kate of Knoxville; son, Tom and daughter-in-law, Jenny, and grandchildren, Erin, Abby, and Isaiah of Powell; sister, Helen Pickell Schaich of Knoxville and her children, Marcia Bouska (and family), Steve Lobertini (Diana), and Susan Lobertini; sons of her late sister, Eleanor Pickell Johnson of Dickson, Joe Johnson (Amy) and John Johnson (Penny) and their families; life-long friends, Marilyn and Ralph Depew of Madisonville and their family and many other "adopted" family members and friends. The family will welcome friends at Lighthouse Christian Church on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 1:00p.m., with David Wheeler officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Edie's memory to Lighthouse Christian Church, 8015 Facade Lane, Powell, TN 37849 or Seymour Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 241, Seymour, TN 37865. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865)6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Jan. 12, 2018
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