Janice (Erwin) Williams
November 5, 1946 – March 18, 2021
On Thursday, March 18, 2021, Janice Faye Erwin Williams, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away at the age of 74. Janice was born on November 5th, 1946 to Will Erwin and Frances Jamison Erwin. She grew up in Morganton, NC and graduated from Winthrop University. She was a beloved school teacher and in later years became a Realtor where she was able to help many people with their dream of home buying. In 1966 she married the love of her life, Robert Theodore “Ted” Williams. Together they had 2 daughters, Laura and Carrie, and 2 Grandsons, Ben and Eli. Once she became a Grandmother she was known affectionately by many as “Gram”. Her big joy in life was to be with her grandsons and there was nothing that would keep her from spending time with them. Janice was also a friend to many, someone people would go to for advice or just a listening ear. Many recall her joy for life, sense of humor, infectious laugh, and whistle that you could hear clear across a crowded football stadium. It was impossible to be in her presence without knowing you were loved. Janice was preceded in death by her father, Will, her mother, Frances, and her sisters Regina and Beth. She was also preceded by Ted, her husband of 28 years and best friend of many more. She is survived by her daughters, Laura and Carrie, and their sons Ben and Eli. She is also survived by her sister Susan and many other beloved and cherished family members. A celebration of life service for Janice will be held on Saturday March 27, 2021 at 2:00pm at Frank Vogler and Sons, 2849 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC.
Celebration of Life Service
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Catering to follow the Service
Janice (Erwin) Williams
March 24, 2021
My sweet Aunt Janice was such a beautiful soul inside and out. She was always smiling and laughing and had such a positive attitude about everything. Her love and friendship with my Uncle Ted was so rare that we should all want to have a small kind of love that they experienced. As shocking as it is that she’s no longer with us, it also makes perfect sense that she’s back with Uncle Ted.
Laura and Carrie definitely have the best of both of their parents. May they carry all the beauty and love that their mom possessed on to their children and their relationships with others.
Last but not least I can not fail to mention the amazing banana pudding that we always looked forward to on the holidays!! Like as a little girl I thought she had some magic powers to make this banana pudding!!! Couldn’t wait to get to my Pawpaw Pipes because I knew Aunt Janice would be there with her famous and very delicious pudding!
You will be missed so much by your beautiful girls, your incredible grandsons and all your friends and family but may we all try to smile and laugh more every single day in your sweet memory.
Thank you for always being such a bright light.
March 24, 2021
Janice was a breath of fresh air whenever you were near her. She brought so much life to those around her. I never saw her down; she was always smiling and ready for any task or willing to help out. Her smile was contagious and she lifted you up by her presence alone. I met her through our work relationship at Allen Tate. She was dedicated to her family and her AT family. She was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace sweet friend. We will miss you!
March 23, 2021
Janice and I did life together up until she passed on to her eternal home. We grew up in Morganton, attended Winthrop College (when it was for girls only), became elementary school teachers, wives, mothers; always & sharing the ups & downs of life on a regular basis. Hers was a love story like no other with the father of her children, Ted Williams. ( Both were witnesses at my marriage.) That being said, I miss them both but THANK OUR LORD THAT BOTH ARE FREE OF PAIN & am comforted knowing I will see them again.
Patty and Bennett Kopp
March 19, 2021
Years of memories flood our minds as we affectionately remember Janice. Among them are her infectious laugh, great sense of humor, competitive nature and love of family and friends. Loved playing golf, tennis and Trivial Pursuit with her as she always made it fun. As Bermuda Run swim team mom, “Ms. J” dedicated hours to the youth of the community. She was a real go-getter and lived life with gusto. Rest In Peace good friend.