OBITUARY

Sarah Jo Tripp Williams

August 26, 1932January 6, 2018

Sarah Jo Tripp Williams, 85, passed peacefully from this world on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Clinton Healthcare surrounded by loving family.

She was born to Annie McNair Trippe and Ben J. Trippe on August 26, 1932 in Lena, MS. She married the love of her life, Charles Edward Williams on March 3, 1949. They moved to Jackson, MS and began their life together. Her first job was as a secretary for the Lamar Life Insurance Company. Sarah’s most devoted career was as the secretary/receptionist at the Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind. Her friendly demeanor and gift of conversation were an asset to her profession. During her employment she was an active member and officer in the Lions’ Club. She retired after 25 years of unforgettable memories. In 1984 she fulfilled her goal of receiving her associate’s degree from Hinds Community College graduating with honors. Sarah and her husband were founding members of Boling Street United Methodist Church. A church home filled with many of their family members. She enjoyed singing in the Chancel choir and participating in the Ladies Auxiliary. As her husband was a Jackson firefighter, she was actively involved in the Wives’ Association serving as president in 1960. In her free time she enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, dancing and spending time with friends and family. In 1987, Sarah and Charles moved to Brandon, MS where they built their dream home together.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her daughter, Pam Williams McClellan and husband, Jeff of Raleigh, NC. Her two very loved granddaughters, Jessie McClellan Tate (Peter) of Slab City, CA/Elora, ON and Brenna Caitlin McClellan of Raleigh, NC. Sarah is also survived by her brothers, Benjamin Tripp (Dianne), Michael Tripp (Carolyn) and Billy Wayne Porter; one sister Elaine Cockrell (James). She leaves dear to her heart nieces and nephews and many fondly loved great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Her cherished husband, Charles, and her beloved sister, Janie Lee Tripp Brown, preceded her in death.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Clinton, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Lions Club International or Alzheimer's Association.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Clinton Healthcare for the loving, excellent care she received before her departing from this earthly world.

May you and Dad enjoy twirling around heaven’s dance floor for eternity.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 13 from 1:30 to 2:30 at Lakewood Memorial Chapel. The service will immediately follow the visitation at 2:30 and burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.

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Jordan

January 20, 2018

To the Williams family,
It is very clear that Sarah was dearly loved by all who knew her. May you find comforting in knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of many, and that God cares about you as you endure this difficult time. Psalm 94:19

Michael Gandy

January 13, 2018

Hello Pam and family

I am all ready to come to the visitation and service and my bum back has been going out over the last few days and right now I cannot stand for any period of time. What I would tell you if I could make it is that Sarah was one of the most delightful people I've ever known and that she made a huge difference in the lives of thousands of blind people and in the lives of us privileged to work with her. And, having gone out with her and other coworkers after the day was done, I can attest to what the obit said...she was a terrific dancer! Love to you all.

Patricia Boyd

January 12, 2018

I love You and God Bless you .

Linda Harris

January 12, 2018

We always loved you and will miss you.

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