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Carolyn M. "Tutta" Williams

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Carolyn M. "Tutta" Williams Obituary
Early on Sunday morning, June 13, 2010, Carolyn M. Williams departed this life after 97 blessed years.

She was born on May 18, 1913 to Maggie and Dewitt Murray. She was the youngest of four children being raised while in Port Gibson, Mississippi. She attended Clairborne County High School, later graduating from Jackson College. Her major was teaching music, which led to being a love of her life. In June of 1934 she married Joe Williams. They were married for 59 years. Although she had no children of her own, Carolyn was a spiritual mother, godparent, sister, confidant, and friend to many. She moved to Akron, Ohio in 1936 with her husband. She was a faithful Sunday school teacher for almost 50 years. Some of her activities included missionary, choir, an active member of the service league and active pianist.

She was preceded in death by father, Dewitt; mother, Maggie; brother, Dewitt Jr. and Weaver; sister, Vivian Ophelia; husband, Joe Williams; sisters-in-law, Dessie (Robert) Morris and Eva Lee; and brother-in-law, Thomas Williams (TJ). Carolyn is survived by nephew, Thomas (LaToya) Williams; niece, Gladys Carter; cousin, Marguerite (Mack) Parker; godchildren, Stephen (Judy) Powell; caregiver, Carolynda Dortch; and a host of other relatives and friends. A special thank you to Lorene Pitts and Vivian Burgan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at First Apostolic Faith Church, 790 Easter Avenue, Pastor Samuel L. Hampton II officiating and Elder Laurence Nevels eulogizing. Interment at Mount Peace Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 904 Shoshone Ave.

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal from June 16 to June 17, 2010
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