Annie Lucille Williams

Annie Lucille Williams

May 16, 1946 – May 8, 2023

Annie Lucille Williams was born on May 16, 1946, in Auburn, Alabama, to the late Walter Hill and Annie Lucille Hill. Missionary Williams transitioned from labor to reward on Monday, May 8, 2023, at the Pinelake Resource Center in Carthage, NC.

Missionary Williams spent her early childhood with her family in Auburn, Alabama, and in her teen years, she moved to New York. At the age of eighteen, she accepted the Lord as her personal Savior under the ministerial covering of the late Pastor Clarence Tate, in Wyandanch, NY. While in New York, She met the most amazing man, Reverend Nebraska Williams who became her wonderfully dedicated husband for over 45 years. In 1976 they moved to North Carolina, where they raised their beautiful family.

Missionary Williams was a loving mother of eight children, yet she juggled many tasks. Missionary Williams was employed with Wyatt Open Door Daycare, currently known as FirstHealth Child Development Center, for many years. In addition to formal employment, she was known for loving and caring for so many children within her home and in the community. She was a wonderful first lady to Reverend Williams as he pastored Providence Presbyterian Church for over 40 years, holding her church family and many others up in prayer and encouraging them to press on. One of her favorite phrases was, “Prayer Changes Things.” She served as a missionary for many years, reaching out to those in need; often simply calling them to share an encouraging word. Prior to her declining health, she would visit the sick and minister a word of song at the nursing home.

Missionary Williams loved planting flowers and was a wonderful cook. She loved to dress and wear fancy hats!!! Some of her favorite sayings were “God Is Good” and “I’m Glad I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through.” She had a voice like thunder and a praise that was heard, felt, and known to everyone she encountered. “God Has Been Good To Me!” It was her confession and her testimony.

Missionary Williams was preceded in death by her loving husband, Reverend Edward N. Williams; a brother, Walter Hill; two sisters, Juanita Pope and Minnie Dublin, daughter, Joan Ray and a very special friend Mother Geraldine Legrand.

Left to cherish her memories are her children; Connie L. Pearson (Frederick “Jack”) of Taylortown, NC, Andrew G. Cattle (Angelika “Angie”) of Copperas Cove, TX, Alexander B. Cattle (Evette) of Greensboro, NC, Andrea D. Cattle of Raleigh, NC; Angela Cattle of Jackson Springs, NC; Antoinette C. Cattle of Greensboro, Latosha S. Graham (George) of Taylortown, and Lakisha D. Williams (LaToya) of Peletier, NC; a son-in-law, James A. Ray of Durham, NC.; two sisters, Mildred Lewis of Maryland and Patricia Robinson (John) of New York; a brother, David Lee Hill (Jenice) of Alabama; special friends, Mother Helen Spencer of Aberdeen, NC, Mother Rosa Mills & Alice Alston both of Taylortown; twenty grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two special families, the Spruills and Stewart families of Long Island, NY; two goddaughters; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.


Elite Funeral Services
125 High Street, Ellerbe, North Carolina 28338
Sunday | May 14, 2023 | 4-8 PM

Funeral Service

Spruill Temple Church of God in Christ
8076 Main Street, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374
Monday | May 15, 2023 | 2:00 pm
Viewing 1-2 pm

13 Condolences

  • Julia Sutton Posted May 10, 2023 10:44 am

    This pains my heart that you are not here anymore. My tears are not sad tears but tears of joy because you are in a better place. I love you. You have always been my role model and more. I know your rewards will be great for you were always great and never changed even till the end. Love you Aunt Annie.

  • Lora Campbell Posted May 10, 2023 12:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May GOD bless and keep you all during this time.

  • Frances Gilmore Posted May 10, 2023 2:00 pm

    Sorry for your loss

  • Veronica Johnson Posted May 10, 2023 2:54 pm

    I’m sorry for your great loss! I pray that God will give you all strength to go through this trying time.

  • Patricia Harris Posted May 10, 2023 7:03 pm

    Keeping The Family In My Prayers!! Mrs. Williams You have Finished Your Race💗🕊️💗🕊️

  • Peggy Springs Posted May 10, 2023 11:52 pm

    My sincerest condolences for the family. Love and prayers

  • Lakeinya gay and family Posted May 11, 2023 1:43 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family you will truly missed I will miss your sweet voice you are at peace no more pain I love my family

  • Metrina Gibbs (Peak Resource Pinelake cna) Posted May 11, 2023 8:59 pm

    RIH Mrs Annie you was a great WOG to have met and taken care of 💜 🙏🏽 praying for the entire Williams family

  • Subrena Barrett Posted May 11, 2023 9:56 pm

    Prayers sent to the entire family. Mrs. Annie was a true woman of God, a praying lady and I’m Thankful that I got to meet her and take care of her.

  • Courtney lewis Posted May 14, 2023 8:27 pm

    I love you aunt Annie you will be missed I miss miss them calls when you call to see if my babies still look like you it hurts to know I won’t get that call anymore love and miss your sweet soul 😘 is

  • Family Of Mother Mabel Lewis Posted May 16, 2023 9:18 am

    Prayers of Comfort for the beautiful family of Sis Lucille Williams. (Sis Cattle) as we affectionately knew her from Rescue Mission COGIC in New York was a PROUD mother and devoted servant of God . The Lewis Family will cherish the MANY special memories we shared with you and your beautiful family.

  • jay g Posted July 17, 2023 10:41 am

    Dear family,

    My heart aches from the grief that you are suffering.

    Knowing of God’s embracing love for you, continue looking to him when ” He will wipe out all tears from our eyes, death, pain, and suffering will be no more. ” – Revelation 21: 3,4
    He says death is an ” enemy that will be brought to nothing. ” 1 – Corinthians 15:26

    It comforts our hearts to know this pain will be a thing of the past and through Christ the resurrection of our loved ones.
    We ” do not sorrow just as the rest do who have no hope! ” 1 Thessalonians 4:13

    love from a stranger,

  • AD Cattle Posted April 9, 2024 2:22 am

    I wasn’t able to make it to your home going due to me being rushed to the hospital and in high critical condition fighting for my life. I am glad that I saw you and was able to say my goodbyes a few days before you transitioned. I am glad you are not suffering anymore. I am appreciative for my foundation and what I have learned from you and dad. I have learned the importance of family and I am so blessed to be loved by family, and only God could do that. Thank you for the life lessons. As you’ve sung so many times, “Jesus down inside of me keeps telling me to go ahead.” I am living my life in and with Jesus.

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