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Lillie Ruth Williams

Tampa, Florida

Feb 26, 1955 – Mar 4, 2020 (Age 65)


February 26, 1955
March 4, 2020
Tampa, Florida


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Wilson Funeral Home - Tampa Obituary

Home going celebration for Ms. Lillie Ruth Williams who passed away on March 4, 2020 will be held on Saturday March 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Northside Missionary Baptist Church 5706 N. 40th Street, Tampa, Florida Rev. Ricardo Robinson, Pastor with Pastor Andre Mitchell, Officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, 4406 E. Chelsea Street, Tampa, Florida.

Ms. Lillie Ruth Williams was born to the parentage of William and Edna Barrow on February 26, 1955 in Tampa Florida. She was educated in the Hillsborough County School system, graduating from H.B Plant High School in 1973.

Ms. Williams was preceded in death by her parents, William and Edna Barrow; son, Deon Williams  and brother Ezra Barrow. Lillie went home to her Heavenly Father on March 4, 2020. She loved the Lord and her Family.

She leaves to cherish fond memories with her children, Kenneth Barrow, April Williams Etti and husband, Miezan Etti; step children, Renaldo and Sherica Williams, Gregory Sean Williams; grandchildren, Teshylen Williams, Eden Williams, Aaron Williams, Chase and Caden Dexter; nephew, Reje Barrow; nieces, Tari  Barrow, Quyana Barrow; sister-in-law, Donita Barrow; god daughters, Sa'miah Puckett, Adre'onna and Bre'onna Brown;sisters in Christ, Zenobia Cann, Maryanne Ford, Avery Reeves; and a host of other family and friends who knew and loved her dearly. 

The visitation will be held at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. Friends are asked to assemble at the church at approximately 10:45 a.m. Saturday for the service.

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Kenny and April, I wish there were words to make this painful time, less painful. I know that you already know this, but, your mom was a superhero. A spiritual superhero. She had a way of moving mountains without breaking a nail and weathering storms that would take other people out. She taught me so much about humility, patience, quiet inner strength and fighting in the spirit. How to carry myself as a woman of God. She taught me how to laugh at myself. Her heart was enormous. We spent alot...

KD, April
Your mom was my gal, my Ace Boon Coon Aka true and dear friend who God put in my life from 10th grade until she went home to be with the Lord. He knew that we would need each other in our lives to bring us to where He wanted us to be in our lives. She was cherished will always hold a very special place in my heart. A mighty woman of God who was a powerful prayer warrior who knew how to get God's attention. Lillie, always looked for opportunities to give unselfishly to those...

KD, April, Renaldo, Sean,
We offer our prayers to you and the rest of the family and friends that God will comfort you during this transition time of learning to live without your mom's smiling face and presence on Earth. We pray that God will help you and others to see what a difference one life could make to so many...What a blessing one person could be!
We will always remember her love for family...her legacy. We will miss her but will always thank God for the numerous, precious...

The Pickett Family send their condolences

To the family of Lillie,

Please know we are praying that God give you the strength you need during this difficult time.

Joe & Norma Bowles
Highland Ave. Church of Christ
Tampa, FL

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.