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Louise Gerald Williams

April 28, 1940 ~ June 29, 2018 (age 78)

Louise Williams, 78, departed this life on Friday June 29, 2018 in Florence County. She was the mother of Alice Williams, Richard Gerald, Jerome Gerald, Edna Gerald Miller and Kelvin Gerald. You may visit the family at 2409 Jimmy's Ct. Marion.

Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Door Of Hope Christian Church, Marion Thursday July 5, 2018 at 12:00. She will be laid to rest in the Devotion Gardens Cemetery, Mullins.

The Obituary

Oh give thanks unto the Lord; He is good; for His mercy endureth forever. O give thanks unto the God of gods; for His mercy endureth forever. O give thanks unto the Lord of lords; for His mercy endureth forever. Psalm 136: 1-3

Louise Williams entered into eternal rest Friday June 29, 2018 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, South Carolina. She was born April 28, 1940, to the late Nelson Davis and Rosa Phillips. She was reared in the home of whom she called Mama and Daddy the late J. P. and Alice Weaver. She was united in holy wedlock to the late Nathaniel Williams.

Louise was educated in the Marion County School System and taught her children and grandchildren the value of education. She learned the value of work and lived that principle in her life. She was an Avon representative for 36 years, a career that she loved and admired. She also worked with the Marion  County Council on Aging, which was not a job for her, but a ministry. Louise also ministered through the gift of singing. She was a member of the renowned Sunrise Jubliees, The Voices of Hope Sanctuary Choir,  and would on occasion grace the congregation with a solo.

Louise was very loving but didn’t play. She was stern, firm, very honest and didn’t sugar coat; she kept it real. Even when her children were no longer children, she would tell them, “You ain’t never too big for me to beat you!” She was caring and a good provider. Louise moved back home from Winston-Salem, NC, to care for her parents, and she served as caregiver to her siblings. Louise not only lived a holy life before her children but she taught them the principles of God. She would encourage them to get right with God.

Louise was predeceased by her husband, Nathaniel Williams, two sons James Gerald Jr. and Paul Mack Gerald, three brothers Monroe Fling, Preston Davis and Calvin Davis, and one sister Lola Dykes.

Louise leaves to cherish her memory and perpetuate her legacy; Alice (Frank) Williams of Charlotte, NC, Richard Gerald of Chattanooga, TN, Jerome Gerald, Edna Gerald Miller both of Marion, SC, Kelvin (Jamie) Gerald of Conway, one brother Nelson (Richard Lee) Davis of Marion, SC and Theresa Robinson who she always called her daughter of Marion, SC. Two special grandchildren that were always by her side; Karen (Antonio) McElroy and Josh Gerald, sixteen grandchildren, thirty-one great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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