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.