Levada Williams

Published 4:48 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mrs. Levada Williams, 58, of Atmore, surrendered herself to the Master’s Call peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.

A jewel of a lady, Minister Williams was a 1975 graduate of Escambia County High School and received her A.A. degree in Office Administration from Jefferson Davis Community College. She was an active member of the Zion Star AME Zion Church, where she served on the ministerial staff and was a member of the Sunday school.

She had served as the interim pastor of the Old Field AME Zion Church in Conecuh County. She was an ordained Evangelist and had been a member of the El Bethel Holiness Church. She had a love and passion for cooking and was known as a great cook. She was an employee of the Wind Creek Casino, where she worked as an EDR Attendant.

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Minister Williams was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ruth Packer, and her father, James Dale Sr.

Those left to cherish her life and beautiful memories are her husband, Nathaniel Williams of Atmore; two daughters, Yolanda (Gegarland) Giles and April Lambert, all of Atmore; one step- daughter, Tamika Williams of Detroit, Mich.; one son, Kenneth Dale of Detroit, Mich.; three step-sons, Jonathan Boone of North Carolina, Nathaniel Williams Jr. and LaJuan Williams, both of Detroit, Mich.; six sisters, Gloria (Rev. Harold) Askew, Lorie Rice, Nancy (Jerry) Thicklin and Quay (Marlo) Fields, all of Atmore, and Carolyn Dale and Sharon Dale, both of Detroit, Mich.; four brothers, Alexander Dale of Detroit, Mich., James Dale and Orlando Dale, both of Atmore, and Erskine (Charnita) Packer of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and her beloved dog, Chi Chi Williams.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Wed., Aug. 20, at 1 p.m., at the Unity Baptist Church on Highway 31 in Atmore with the Rev. Humphrey Shuford, pastor of Zion Star AME Zion Church, eulogist, the Rev. Harold Askew, presiding, and the Rev. Gene Pickern, gracious host. Inhumation will be in the Stallworth Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC, directing.