Alice-Williams-Obituary

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Alice Williams

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oct 18, 1944 – Apr 15, 2020

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BORN
October 18, 1944
DIED
April 15, 2020
LOCATION
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Alice Miller-Williams was born in St. Augustine,  FL, our nation's oldest city on October 18, 1944; to the late John Brown Miller and Montine Evans-Miller. Alice was the second oldest of her six siblings. Her older brother,  Odel C. Forrest preceded her in death.


Alice accepted the Lord  Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age and was baptized on April 17, 1955 at the St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church in St. Augustine,  Florida. She grew up in Sunday  school,  BTU and she loved singing. She was extremely proud to be a part of the youth choir.  Alice coul d and would sing her favorite song, "Amazing Grace"  on any and all occasions. She was not shy when asked in churches, community centers and family gatherings to sing.


 Alice attended Excelsior Elementary school and graduated In 1962 from R.J.Murray High School. She was a star athlete on the Murray High  Bulldogs girls basketball team where she played center position.


 After graduating from high school, Alice moved to Philadelphia, PA  with her oldest  brother Odel and his family.  She joined Second Macedonia Baptist Church, under the late Reverend Thomas J.Ritter. She served  faithfully on the Thanksgiving Basket Ministry.   She attended Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ for many years, serving on the nursing home and Thanksgiving basket  ministries.


Upon joining  Bethlehem Baptist Church on April 19, 2009, Alice immediately became a member of the women's choir.  She loved singing God's praises, and was often picked up for rehearsals by Nancy Russell and Ava Thompson.


 Alice met  the love of her life Lawrence Williams 3rd, and was  united in marriage in 1979.  Lawrence preceded Alice in death. They were blessed with two sons, Troy Lamar Williams and Kenneth Lamont Williams. Alice loved her "boys."  She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. Although she did not have any biological grandchildren,  she adopted Donovan McCall (nick name Danno), Jamie Solomon (nick name Ameria) and Yousef Parks (nick name Budda) as her grandchildren.


 If you knew Alice for any length of  time, she would assign you a unique  nickname.  That was her way of letting her family and friends know that they were special to her. Alice's nickname was "Geech".


After approximately thirty years of employment with Colonial Penn Insurance,  as a Microfilm Processor,  Alice retired. Following retirement,  she worked as a bus monitor for First Student Transportation Bus Company.


 Geech, loved seafood, especially crabs. Alaskan crab legs, lobster tail, and shrimp. She could sit and eat crabs for days. She loved listening  to and singing gospel music in addition to the oldies by Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and the Temptations.


She loved helping with ministries that helped to meet the needs of people. She would at times volunteer to help Gifted to Serve, The Thanksgiving Basket Ministry and Nursing Home Ministry.


Alice also loved to cook. She was known for her signature potato salad.


 On Wednesday,  April 15,2020 the Lord called his child Alice, home, where she is praising and thanking him for his unmerited, abundant, Amazing Grace.


 Alice is already missed. She leaves to cherish her memory: two sons, Troy Lamar Williams and Kenneth Lamont Williams, of Philadelphia,  PA; two brothers: John B. Miller (Carolyn) of St. Augustine,  FL, and Richard L. Miller (Mary) of Philadelphia,  PA; two sisters: Delores Parks of Wyndmoor, PA, and Rosemary Lewis of Philadelphia, PA; six Nieces: Nicole Allen (Tyron), Natasha Parks-Graham(Kris), Samantha Solomon, Melissa Miller, Dionne Crawford(Ralph), Chardel Moore(Dave); Five Nephews: Unbie Haynes(Tonya), John Brown Miller 3rd, Jeremy Miller, Julius Miller, Richard Miller Jr. and Michael J. Parks; Three special  adopted grandchildren: Donovan McCall,  Jamie Solomon and Yousef Parks ; A host of great grand nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, a very  dear friend of many years, Gladys Price of Wilmington,  DE, and her loving Bethlehem Baptist Church family.


 "My strength and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."  Psalm 73:26 NIV


 Praising God for His Amazing Grace,


The Family


 

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Sending my condolences to Ms. Alices family! You are loved and will truly be missed, I will always remember you singing especially during the Christmas holiday. May you Rest In Peace. Love you

Alice was such a lovely person. We extend our sincerest condolences during this challenging season.

Velma & Monique

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalm 35:18

My deepest condolences

Alice had a beautiful smile! We know she's smiling in heaven with our Lord Jesus! Stephen and I send our condolences, love and prayers to the family.

My condolences to Alices family. Lifting the family up to the Lord!

We hadnt seen Alice in some time but remembering her as being a friendly funny and always keeping it real.
Dont look at this as a time of loss. Look at it as a time to reflect upon the memories you shared and to celebrate a beautiful life.

Our deepest sympathy.
Johnny Diana Justin Perry

We hadnt seen Alice in some years but remembering her as being friendly, funny and always keeping it real.
Dont look at this as a time of loss . Look at it as a time to reflect upon the memories you shared and to celebrate a beautiful life.
Love leaves memories no one can steal.

Our deepest sympathy ,
Johnny Diana & Justin Perry

Gone but never forgotten. You will always remain in my heart. Will miss you calling me "Satch".
Rest in the arms of our Lord my sister.

Remembering Alice and the family. I was blessed by her beautiful voice at Christmas and will cherish that memory fondly. Your dear Geech has joined the choir of songbirds in heaven. I pray peace and blessings to the family in your time of sorrow. Sincerest condolences. Tracey Amos and family.