Hattie Williams

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oct. 5, 1909 – Oct. 17, 2013

10:23 Hattie Williams obit picNATCHEZ — Funeral services for Hattie Williams, 104, of Natchez, who died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Adams County Nursing Home, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grove A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Dandridge Brooks officiating.

Burial will follow at the Grove Cemetery under the direction of Bateaste Memorial Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and 10 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church.

She was born Oct. 5, 1909, the daughter of Tom Williams and Hester Smoot. She accepted Christ at a very early age and was baptized under the leadership of the Rev. Charlie Anderson at the Greater St. James Baptist Church. She was a longtime employee of the Stewarts, Lenoir and Metcalfe family, who she continuously worked for into her nineties until her health began to fail.

She was a loyal and dedicated member of the Greater St. James Baptist Church where she faithfully and diligently served on the Mother Board. She was a devoted member of the White Stars and the #1 Club. With a burning desire to make an impact on helping others she will always be remembered for her dedication in caring for and aiding the sick and disabled. She found great pleasure in her vegetable gardens, flower beds and fishing. Most of all she had a great and unconditional love for all of her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant daughter; six brothers, Joseph Perry of New Orleans, Leroy Williams, Flem Williams, Shed Thomas, Tom Williams and Willie Perry, all of Natchez; two sisters, Louise Smith of Chicago and Mattie Luss of Natchez; her longtime companion, Cage Potter; and close and dear nephew, Pearly James Williams.

She is survived by a loving, devoted and caring niece and nephew, Fleming Williams and Delores Davis; two god-children, Doretha Chatman, and Thomas Palmer of Chicago; and a number of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be members of the family.