Lima A. Williams

March 12, 1930November 8, 2020

Lima Mae Aderhold Williams, 90, died peacefully with her family by her side in Bryan,Texas.

Lima was born March 12, 1930 in Jacksonville, FL to John Franklin (Frank) and Erma Wiles Aderhold. She was the oldest of six children. Lima’s Florida heritage and Catholic faith were an integral part of her life. Her great-grandfather was John Wiles, who pastured his dairy cows and also had a brickyard in what is now known as the San Marco Lake area. Her father was the carpenter foreman for the Main Street Bridge construction. She shared a birthday and name with her grandmother, Lima Mae Llambias and was a proud descendant of the Minorcan Llambias family, one of the first settlers in St. Augustine.

Lima was born and raised in South Jacksonville and graduated in 1948 from Landon High School - a school named after her Great Aunt, Julia Landon. During her time at Landon, Lima was a proud Landon Lionette and met her future husband and love of her life, Joseph N. (Joe) Williams.

She and Joe were married in Jacksonville, Florida on January 5, 1952. Through Joe’s career in the Navy and later as an architect, their life together found themselves living in Beaufort (SC), Gainesville (FL), Miami (FL), Melbourne (FL), Frederick (MD), Hockessin (DE), Houston, and finally settled in Bryan, Texas.

Wherever she lived, Lima became an integral part of her community. While in Melbourne, She served as President of the Junior Women’s Club and helped the Brevard Engineering College reach accreditation through fundraising. Upon moving to Houston, Lima earned her real estate license in 1979. After moving to the Bryan/College station area in 1983, she helped found the RE/MAX Texas Heritage Realtors firm as an Owner/Agent. She was active on the Board of Bryan/College Station Realtors, rising to President in 2003. Throughout her career, Lima’s contributions to her community included being one of the first volunteers of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and serving as President of the Brazos Valley Symphony Society.

While her professional achievements were many, Lima’s proudest accomplishment was her family, and as an encouraging mother of five, she was always excited to share her children’s individual successes. The matriarch of a large, loving family, Lima is also a Grandmama to 13 grandchildren and great-Grandmama to 6 (with an additional great-granddaughter due in February). She always had a love of children and babies, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with them and doted on them often, saying that all her grandchildren are so intelligent.

Lima was always authentically herself, and her children have many fond memories of her Southern quick wit and dry sense of humor. She was an active volunteer in her childrens’ many activities. She was known to be a wonderful cook, often creating family favorites, like her famous chicken salad, fried pork chops, chicken & rice and Brunswick stew. One of her many interests was sewing and in retirement this hobby developed into a love of crochet, and she created a tremendous number of blankets that she happily gifted to friends and family.

Lima was preceded in death by her parents, John Franklin (Frank) and Erma Wiles Aderhold. Lima is survived by her husband of 68 years, Joseph N. (Joe) Williams; 5 children Joseph (Mike) Williams of Philadelphia, Pa, David (Judy) Williams of Woodsboro,MD, Donna (Chris) Stocke of Venice, FL, Glenn Williams of Bryan, TX, and Amy (JC) Day of Bryan, TX; and 13 grandchildren Sam Williams , Elanor (Ben)Wasserman , Emily (Phil) Kennedy , Luke (Jessica) Williams, Jennie Williams, Joey Williams, Michael (Christine) Stocke, Laura (William) Farmer, Reed (Jessie) Williams, Melissa (Chase) Nevels, Lucy (Cal) Aberle, Jack Day, Steven Day; and 6 great-grandchildren, William Kennedy, Nathaniel Kennedy, Otto Stocke, Harker Stocke, Hudson Farmer, Charlie Farmer; and 5 siblings, Betty Price, John F. Aderhold Jr., Darlene O’Neal all of Jacksonville, FL, Tom (Barbara) Aderhold of Tampa, FL and Joy (Bert) Dowling of St. Augustine, FL.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 20, 2020 at 10:00am at Hardage-Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home, 4300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207 with burial to follow in the cemetery.

Due to COVID, please wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing as much as possible.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brazos Valley Symphony Society at


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 20, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, November 20, 2020


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Amy Day

November 10, 2020

I miss my sweet Momma dearly. Her love & support has sustained me through thick and thin. There will never be another woman like her and she will always be deeply loved by her family.

Mike & Julie Skivington

November 10, 2020

She will always be remembered for her wise advice. May the Lord keep her by His side, and comfort her throughout eternity.


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