On February 13, 2020, at 10:25pm, St. Rosa Barbara Williams stepped into eternity as she was cradled in the arms of Jesus. St. Rosa Barbara Williams was born on September 15, 1921, in Greenville, South Carolina, and was the daughter of the late Willie T. and Mamie L. Hudson. She attended public school in Greenville, and was employed at Woodside and Brandon Mills for many years.
Her husband of 32 years, John Robert Allen Williams, preceded her in death along with two sons, Thomas A. Williams and William S. Williams; and two daughters, Francis Y.Williams and Mamie L. Williams.
St. Williams was a loving wife, mother, grand-mother, and friend. Fond memories are left to be cherished by her five children, James Calvin Williams, Donald Ray Williams, Barbara Elaine Cleveland, Carmen Denise Williams, and Robert Eric Williams, all of Greenville, SC; a brother-in- law, James E. Williams of Maryland; a total of two hundred and nine grandchildren, eight raised in the home; forty-five grandchildren; eighty-five great-grand-children; seventy-five great-great-grandchildren; three great-great-great-grand-children; two nieces, two nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.
St. Williams joined The United House of Prayer for All People in 1934, where she received the Holy Ghost and worked out her soul salvation. She was a Maid, Girl Scout, and on the Drill Team for Precious Daddy Grace. She was the recording secretary and the last original member of the Queen Board of which she served on for over 80 years. She was the recoding secretary for the Benevolence Committee and assistant recording secretary for our local cabinet, all under the leadership of both Precious Daddy McCollough and Precious Daddy Madison. She was blessed to work under all three Bishops. She was also the Secretary and Treasurer of the West Greenville Community Club. She was the oldest resident in the West Greenville Community.
We, the family are truly grateful for God giving us such a remarkable mother and grandmother who lived the life as a true Saint.