Annie Laura Williams

April 30, 1922September 10, 2018

Mrs. Annie Laura Williams, 96 of Huntsville, AL passed away at her home on Monday, September 10, 2018. Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 12:00pm at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 3738 Meridian Street N, Huntsville, AL 35811 with Dr. Tomasi Muhomba, Senior Pastor officiating. Mrs. Williams will lie in repose one hour prior to service from 11:00am until 12:00pm at the church. Interment will immediately follow services at Valhalla Memory Gardens, 698 Winchester Road, Huntsville, AL 35811. Please leave fond memories and condolences for the Williams family at

Annie Laura Williams, daughter of the late Natus Davis and Laura Naomi Locklayer (affectionately known as Mama Laura), was born April 30, 1922 in Hillsboro, AL. She was the youngest of eight children who all preceded her in death: (siblings) Laurence (Edith), Nate (Mary), Curtis (Rebecca), Dale (Esther), Myrtle (Foster), Myrzie (Solomon), Bernard (Elvira).

At an early age, she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and attended Mama Laura’s family church. She attended the local schools in Lawrence County, and attended Tennessee Valley High School. She went to Alabama A&M University, graduating in 1945 with a bachelor’s Degree in English. She went back to her community to teach at Tennessee Valley High School as an English Teacher.

Annie Laura met the love of her life, the late Dr. Cornelius Arnett Williams (affectionately known as C.A.), while he was assigned as the County Extension Agent to Lawrence County. They often wrote each other love letters while they were dating, and they soon fell in love. They were united in holy matrimony soon thereafter. This union was blessed with three children, Ronald, Noland, and Linda. Her husband Cornelius preceded her in death in September of 1981, and her daughter Linda Williams Brown, preceded her in death in March of 2011.

C.A., Annie Laura, and their family lived in several cities across the nation during their marriage, including spending a few years in Ithaca, NY while C.A. was completing his advanced degrees, and in Maryland where C.A. served as the Associate Administrator of Cooperative Extension Services of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and ended up in Huntsville, AL, where C.A. served as the Executive Vice President of Agricultural Affairs for Alabama A&M University.

They joined Lakeside United Methodist church, where they were devoted members. Annie Laura was an active member and leader of several auxiliary women’s groups, including the Society of Professional Women and the Mary Binford Jordan Circle of the United Methodist Women, was actively involved in a local bowling league, and was loved by many. She loved her family deeply, her smile and laugh could fill an entire room, she was gifted at crocheting, and she had a passion for God’s Word.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Ronald Williams, and Noland Williams (Wyvette); her son-in-law, Preston Brown (Terry); her six grandchildren: Dr. Monica Valentine (Dre) Ronald Williams (Kristi), Kristen Wilson (Samuel), Noland Ryan Williams (Michelle), Stacey Dickens (Wayne), and Alyson Williams; and her eleven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.


  • Natus Davis and Laura Naomi Locklayer, Parents
  • C A Williams, Husband
  • Linda Williams Brown, Daughter
  • Laurence (Edith), Nate (Mary), Curtis (Rebecca), Dale (Esther), Myrtle (Foster), Myrzie (Solomon), Bernard (Elvira), Siblings
  • Ronald Williams, Son
  • Noland Williams (Wyvette), Son
  • Preston Brown (Terry), Son-in-Law
  • Dr. Monica Valentine (Dre), Ronald Williams (Kristi), Kristen Wilson (Samuel), Nolan Ryan Williams (Michelle), Stacey Dickens (Wayne), Alyson Williams, Grandchildren
  • 11 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.


  • Public Viewing Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 15, 2018

Annie Laura Williams

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LaTanga Allen-Felder

September 17, 2018

Condolences to the Williams Family on the loss of your loved one. Sending prayers as well for niece, Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier.

Your Savannah State University family member...LaTanga Allen-Felder

Therese Palmer

September 15, 2018

She reminded me of an elegant lady; so poised and beautiful.🌹 Therese

THE PETRICK PALMER family is so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Samuel J Wilson

September 14, 2018

I will always remember your quiet Strength, as I called it. You are the epitome of Womanhood. We will miss you for now. Enjoy your new home !❤️