October 8, 1945 – November 30, 2019
Amelia Drake Williams, 74, of Columbus, GA passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Columbus Hospice surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Parkhill Cemetery with Bishop Larry Gilyard, Sr. officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday December 3, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm, at Striffler-Hamby.
Mrs. Williams was born October 8, 1945 in Columbus, GA, the daughter of the late Andrew and Irene Drake. She married Mr. Herman Earl Williams on August 18, 1962 and the short time they spent together before his passing was cherished. Amelia had a career as a bookkeeper and secretary for Phenix Christian School at First Assembly of God in Phenix City, AL. Her time there meant so much she help shape the lives of so many students, and still kept up with them even into adulthood.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Survivors include two children, Jeff Williams and Bradley Williams (Kinsey); two grandchildren, David Garrett Williams and Adriana Williams all of Columbus, GA and three brothers, Paul Drake of Marion Co., Tim Drake of Waverly Hall, GA, and Mike Drake of Walker Co., GA.
In lieu of flowers, the family request friends and family to make donations to the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness, or American Heart Association. Striffler-Hamby is entrusted with the arrangements; you may offer your condolences by visiting www.shcolumbus.com
- Andrew Drake, Father (deceased)
- Irene Drake, Mother
- Herman Earl Williams, Husband (deceased)
- Jeff Williams, Son
- Bradley Williams (Kinsey), Son
- David Garrett Williams, Grandson
- Adriana Williams, Granddaughter
- Paul Drake, Brother
- Tim Drake, Brother
- Mike Drake, Brother
- Visitation for Family & Friends Tuesday, December 3, 2019
- Graveside Funeral Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019
December 3, 2019
Jeff and Brad,
It is with heartfelt sympathy I extend you on the loss of your mother. One thing that you can be assured of is that she is with her Lord and Savior, the love of her life, Earl Williams and her mother that she loved so much. Your mother was such a good woman, Christian woman, and a mother who loved her sons very much. To me, she was a beautiful woman inside and out and you will always carry that image of her. She was so kind, and even though she lost Earl too early leaving her with 2 sons to raise on her own, she stepped up and raised 2 fine sons. Knowing both of you as I do, Jeff more so than Brad, she did an outstanding job. It is going to be difficult as you both grieve, know that she has left you with beautiful memories, and you will always have a guardian angel watching over you in the future to help you learn to walk one day at a time without her. I send my love to you and know if I can ever help you with anything, please let me or Michael know and I will do my best to be there to help in anyway I can.
Jamie (Welch) Strickland
December 2, 2019
I have very fond memories of Mrs. Amelia. I was a student at Phenix Christian School while she was working there, and she was always so sweet and pleasant and always had a smile on her face that lit up the room. She always spoke so sweet to me and made me feel so comfortable around her. I’m so thankful for the impact she made on all the students she came in contact with.