Frieda Lynch Williams

January 30, 1938October 17, 2020

Frieda Lynch Williams, of Conover, was born on January 30, 1938 to Madeline Reinhardt and Miller Lynch. Frieda peacefully breathed her last earthly breath on Saturday, October 17, 2020 surrounded by her husband of 62 years, Ronald E. Williams, and her loving children in the comfort of her home. The certain hope of her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ carried her tenderly through this past year of health decline.

Frieda was a graduate of the class of 1956 from Newton-Conover High School and a graduate of Southeastern School of Cosmetology in Charlotte, NC. She faithfully served her salon customers for over 45 years. Throughout her life, Frieda was one who loved a round of golf with the company of her friends. She achieved several of her personal golfing goals with a hole-in-one, eagles on holes par four and par five, as well as winning the Ladies Club Championship several times at Rock Barn Club of Golf. Her enthusiasm for the art of crafting shone brightly through her gift to take the ordinary to make it extraordinarily and beautiful.

As important as these activities were to Frieda, the most important involvement for her was in spending time with and supporting her children and grandchildren in their life seasonal endeavors.

Left to cherish her memory, other than her beloved Ronald, are son, Eddie Williams and wife Daphne of Valle Crucis, NC and daughter, Zina Williams Gajewsky and husband, Scott of Spartanburg, SC; grandsons, Addison Williams of Boone, NC and Drew Williams of Raleigh, NC; granddaughters, Sage Gajewsky Bouvier and husband Jacob of Johnson City, TN and Rea Gajewsky of Spartanburg, SC; and great-granddaughter Adalynn Williams.

Frieda was a faithful and active member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover. A private graveside service will be officiated by Concordia’s Pastor Michael Geml at Catawba Memorial Park.

Those who choose to give a gift in memory of Frieda are asked to make a contribution in her name to Carolina Caring ( or Concordia Lutheran Church (

Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover is honored to be serving the Williams family.


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Shawn Sigmon

October 20, 2020

Spent many a day/night at the Williams' home growing up with Zina. Both Frieda and Ronald treated me as one of their own and was always good and gracious to me throughout the years. Of course as we all grew older, we all went our separate ways in life; however, I will always cherish those times of my life and still consider them all as family.
Frieda will be truly missed and she was a "one-of-a-kind" lady.

Love to you all!

Wanda Morrison

October 19, 2020

We also spent some time quilting or making projects, especially at the little quilt shop I owned in Newton. She would come and sometimes spend the day with us sewing. Those are special memories and so so sorry to her family for their loss.

Sharon Knowles

October 19, 2020

Freida taught me to tame the beast. That's what I called the industrial sewing machine at church. After quilting, we would engage in long conversations about anything.

She is a very special person who will be dearly missed.


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