Mrs. Jessie Miller Williams
Mother, Sister, Educator, Mentor, Confidant,
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Mrs. Jessie Miller Williams, the daughter of the late Reverend John Miller and Mrs. Hattie Sessions Miller, was born in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. She had eight siblings-seven brothers and one sister. She attended Chavis Junior High School in Hemmingway, South Carolina and graduated from Burke High School in Charleston, South Carolina. She received the Bachelor of Science Degree from Morris College, Sumter, South Carolina and completed further studies at the University of South Carolina. She was a proud graduate of Morris College, Sumpter, SC where she was a member of the college choir and received much of her musical training.
She was married to the late Mr. Leroy Williams, and they were blessed with three sons, Arvern, Edwin, Rondi and a foster daughter, Pamela. Arvern and Rondi preceded her to the Golden Gates.
Mrs. Williams was employed in the public schools of Marion and Horry Counties for many years retiring from Green Sea Floyds High School as an English teacher. She positively touched the lives of many young people during her tenure as an educator. She was Not just an educator, butcontinued to be a mentor, a friend, a confidant, and a surrogate mother to many of her students. As they remained close to her heart, so did she to their hearts. She was so proud of the many occasions and events hosted in her honor, by her “younguns“ just to say “we love and cherish you for your being you in their lives.
Mrs. Williams was a dedicated member of the Saint Paul Baptist Church giving of her talent, time, and treasure. She served as Church soloist for many years, president of the Senior and Sacrifice Choirs and was instrumental in the organization of the Sacrifice Choir. Singing was her God-given talent and she used for the Glory of God. She served for many years as co-chair of the Annual Woman’s Day Program and contributed generously to all the programs and projects of the church.
Sister Jessie Williams was a member of Palmetto Chapter # 262, Order of the Eastern Star for more that 45 years, contributing much to the fellowship of the chapter through song and her delicious pound cakes.
Mrs. Jessie Miller Williams was a lover of mankind and a vessel of God. Her life was a blessing, her memory a treasure...and she is loved beyond wordsand missed beyond measure...
The memory of a life well spent will be forever cherished by her loving son, Edwin; Foster daughter, Pamela Franklin (Barry); Grandson, Leroy Arvern Williams, Jr;; Granddaughter, Frankie Telisa; Brother Charles Miller; Daughters-in Law, Ann Williams and Ann Wilson ; Sister -in Law ,Ann Miller; four precious great-grands: Shi, Brittany, D. J. and Derrion; Nieces and nephews: Michelle, Brielle, Roy, Stanley, Gloria, Joanne, Sue, Virginia, a host of other cousins and relatives, a slew of friends and neighbors; She has been surrogate mother and mentor to in-laws, nieces, nephew, and friends.
Right now, I'm in a different place. And though we seem apart
I'm closer than I ever was ... I'm there inside your heart.
I'm with you when you greet each day, And while the sun
I'm there to share the sunsets, too ... I'm with you every night
I'm with you when the times are good to share a laugh or two,
And if a tear should start to fall ... I'll still be there for you
And when that day arrives
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