On August 28, 2015
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be So he put his arms around you and whispered Come With Me.' With tearful eyes we watched you, slowly fade away, Although we loved you dearly, we would not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.Violet Lucille Warren Williams was born to the late Carrie and George Warren on June 23, 1942 in Isle of Wight County, VA. She was the 10th child of 17 children born to Carrie and George Warren. Violet met and married James Williams and was together for almost 60 years and out of this union they were blessed with 6 children; Linda, James L., Adrain, Andrea, Eric, and Violetta. Violet was a strong supporter of her husband's Military career traveling all over the world for over 20 years before settling in Virginia. She continued caring for her family until all of their children were adults and on their own. She was employed by Kmart Corporation for over 20 years before retiring. Violet was not one to sit still for very long and begin working at Food Lion after retiring from Kmart for almost 6 years as a Receiving Clerk. Violet was a member of Little Zion Baptist Church for over 22 years. She served as a Missionary, member of the Church Choir and a faithful attendee of afternoon Bible Study. She also fulfilled her Deaconess responsibilities at Cypress Baptist Church. She was always ready to help anyone in need, whether it was a ride to church, to the grocery store or a doctor's appointment. She won her battle with Lung Cancer in 2013 and continued to be a productive member of her church and supporter of her family. Violet was always dressed to impress as the true Diva that she was. She was adored and loved by everyone and was best known for her sweet spirit and giving heart. Violet is predeceased by her eldest son James (Jimmy) L. Williams (Marginia). She is survived by her husband James A. Williams; 5 children-Linda Towns (Willie "Red" Deceased) Portsmouth, VA; Adrain Williams, Virginia Beach, VA; Andrea Avant (Curtis Sr.) Portsmouth, VA; Eric Williams (Ebony) Norfolk, VA; Violetta Capers (Eddie) Virginia Beach, VA. 20 Grandchildren-Chris & Alex (Linda); Martina & Jamie (Jimmy); Adrain Jr., Cedric & Vanessa Adrain); Curtis Jr., Devon, Brandon & Whitley (Andrea); Eric Jr., Nina & James-Albert (Eric Sr.); Jonathan, Rashaun, Eddie 3rd, Krystal, Matthew & Jania (Violetta). 12 Great-Grandchildren. She is also survived by 1 Uncle Charlie Spratley, Smithfield, VA. 3 Sisters- Ellen Warren Smithfield VA; Lillie Dey Lorton, VA; Lydia Palmer Smithfield, VA. 2 Brothers- Eric Warren Rushmere, VA; Marvin Warren (Sarah) Newport News, VA. 5 Brother-in-Laws-John (Joe Ann) Newby; Willie (Harriet) Williams; Robert (Lizzie Mae) Williams; Jerome (Linda) Williams; Ralph (Amanda) Williams and Louis Williams. 5 Sister-in-Laws- Mary Pabon; Sarah Bell; Portia (Jay) Green; Dinah McCoullah; Linda Ann (Stevie) Bright. Host of Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives and Friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00am Wednesday September 02, 2015 at Little Zion Baptist Church, Smithfield. Viewing will be held Tuesday, Sept. 01, 2015 from 4-7pm at the chapel. The family will assemble at the Funeral Chapel at 9am on Wednesday to process to the Church.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00am Wednesday September 02, 2015 at Little Zion Baptist Church, Smithfield. Viewing will be held Tuesday, Sept. 01, 2015 from 4-7pm at the chapel.