July 11th, 2012
Charlie Will Williams
Charlie Will Williams April 2, 1940- July 1, 2012
On Sunday, July, 1, 2012, Mother Williams, affectionately known as “Nanna”, transitioned from this life after giving her Victory Testimony on how God saved and delivered her son from a drug addiction and how that God promised her that He was going to bring in the others!
Mother Charlie Will Williams was born on April 2, 1940 to the late Hilliard and Waldora Adams Arline in Tennille, GA. Mother Williams was educated in the Bibb County public school system.
Nanna was introduced to the Lord by her mother who believed in the Word of God and the power of prayer. It was through her mother’s example that she came to know the Lord at an early age. Her Christian experience was nurtured at the Ash Street COGIC under the leadership of the late Bishop F. W. Binder where she sang in the choir until her family relocated to Macon, GA. While there, she became a member of the Unionville Mission Church, known today as the St. James COGIC, and was involved in the Sunday School Department and was the church’s soloist.
As Nanna cultivated her musical gift, she travelled extensively with the late Bishop P. J. Welch and the Healing Temple Crusade Ministry. She met the love of her life, the late Jimmie Lee Williams, Sr. at the Soul Saving Station COGIC when the ministry travelled to Newburgh. They were married and served under the late Reverend Dr. Robert S. Williams, Sr. She later joined the Best Temple COGIC under the leadership of the late Reverend James L. Best and for thirty years served faithfully on the following ministries: Sick Committee, Usher Board and the Senior Choir. You could always find her participating in Sunday School, YPWW and Bible Band.
Mother Williams joined the House of Refuge in 2001 and served as a faithful Mother on the Board. She was an avid supporter of the ministry. Nanna had an unusual ministry: the telephone ministry. At any given time and for many on a daily basis, Nanna would call to encourage you and say “I love you.” You knew that mother was in the HOUSE because her praise was evident! Mother Williams loved the Word of God and had a strong desire to learn more. She was always present during Sunday School and Bible Class. Nanna will be greatly missed by all.
She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Lady Denise (Bishop J. C.) Woody of Newburgh, NY and Natashia (Maurice) Johnson of Clarksville, TN; six sons, Stanley Williams of Newburgh, NY, Jimmie Lee Williams of Schenectady, NY, Pastor Ricky A. (Patricia) Williams, Sr. of Greensboro, NC, Eric Deon (Cheryl) Williams of Dumfries, VA, Kenneth N. (Diana) Williams and Terry L. D. (Lauretha) Williams, all of Culpepper, VA; six brothers, Hilliard C. Arline III of Macon, GA, James (Rose) Arline of Newburgh, NY, Charles (Stacey) of Schenectady, NY, Paul and Michael Arline of Wichita, KS and David Arline of Houston, TX; seven sisters, Mary J. (Rene) Neville of Lizella, GA, Martha J. Butler of Warner Robins, GA, Sharon G. Dardy of Lizella, GA, Gloria Montgomery of Houston, TX and Lisa (Michael) Burch of Newburgh, NY. Twenty four grandchildren: Ricky L. Williams, Candis Woody, Stanley Williams, Patricia E. (Brandon) Trapp, Domonique (Jabez) Powell, Steven Williams, Dena’ (Gareth) Woody-Walker, Ricky A. Williams, Jr., Stephon Williams, Bianca Williams, Samara Williams, Jasmine Woody, Jeffrey K. Woody, Dejana Johnson, Keyana Williams, Maurice Johnson, Emmanuel Williams, Alashia Johnson, Charity Williams, Mia Williams, Rikki Pearson, Zamiyah Waitley, Keyana Reed and Lashaya Rayford; six great grandchildren, Trevon Williams, Destiny Trapp, Ciara Williams, Jeremiah Powell, Aubrey Reed and Gabriella Walker; sister-in-law, Louise Morris; brother-in-law, Jerry Williams; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She also leaves to cherish her fond memories: a special Goddaughter Hannah Lane, Mother Inell Robertson and the entire Mother’s Board, Doris Hollins, Rosella Woody, Elsie Shirley, Vanessa Roberts and Hilda Melvin.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband: Jimmie Lee Williams, Sr., two sisters: Shirley and Ollie Ree Arline, one brother: Peter Arline and one grandchild Samara Williams.