Deborah Williams

Published 11:33 am Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Deborah “Debbie” Williams was born to Carrie Lee Woods and Bradford Williams on April 4, 1957.

She was reared by Catherine and Rosefield Benjamin of Walnut Hill, Fla.

She had two children, Kevin (Natasha) Williams and Crystal (Tonnie) Smith; and nine beloved grandchildren, Latonja, Darius, Titiana, Amaya, Kira, Jordan, Jalicia, Kyndall and Zuri. She had eight brothers and sisters, Charlie (Rose) Woods Jr., Calvin “Mikey” (Diedra) Woods, Kennedy “Bebe” (Wanda) Woods, Stanley Woods, Kathy (Aaron) Herbert, Sandra (Leandre) May, Cynthia Nelson and Tammy Woods. She was reared alongside her cousins, who she affectionately referred to as her brother, Leo Benjamin, and sisters, Jeannie (Joseph) Ferrell, and Alice (Jeffery) Robinson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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She served as a custodian at Northview High School before leaving the workforce to help her daughter and grandchildren.

She lived a life loving her family and helping others. She was known for defending the underdog and telling the truth in love. She was a woman of God with great integrity and a true thirst for the Word of God and knowledge.

As a true worshipper of God, her hope would’ve been that you come to know Christ intimately. If you’re not in relationship with your savior, pray this prayer:

Lord, I confess you’re my savior, and I want to know you deeply. I will dwell with you and you with me. I surrender all in Jesus name, Amen.

“Come to me, all [you] who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke [is] easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV

Public visitation is this Fri., June 14, 2019, from 1-5 p.m. at the Chapel of Mayberry Funeral Home, 149 Carver Ave., Atmore, AL 36502.

A funeral service will be held this Sat., June 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the House of Prayer, 86 North Cypress St., Walnut Hill, FL 32568. The Rev. Danny Fountain is host pastor, Bernard L. Bryant, director of order; Pastor Elect Crystal Smith, eulogist.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Mayberry Funeral Home, 149 Carver Ave., Atmore, AL 36502.