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Ada Victoria Jobe Williams

September 21, 1921January 4, 2021

Ada Victoria Jobe Williams, born September 21, 1921, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2021 at 99 years old. Ada was born in McLeansville, North Carolina to the late Blake and Barbara Cobb Jobe. Ada, a devoted wife, was married to T. R. “Bob” Williams for 56 years.

Ada, strong-willed, strong-minded, and strong in her faith will be missed. Her passion for people kept her working until her early 80s. She started working in the textile mills when she was 15 years old where she met the love of her life, Bob Williams. Ada loved to share the story of how Bob told his coworker, “See that girl, that’s my wife,” even though he had not officially met her. Later in life she entered the insurance business with Fireman’s Fund Insurance and then moved on to the Brower Agency where she worked at the Liberty Office for many years as the sole employee. She loved her customers and would often talk about the different families that would come in and visit. Each customer was just as important to her as she was to them.

Visiting friends and family was one of her favorite things to do. But family always came first! She loved her son Doug more than anything, saying, “He will always be my little boy.” Then she would shrug her shoulders and give herself a little hug as if she were hugging a small child. Her love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren goes without saying. Never a time went by when she didn’t say, “I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around your neck.” Then her blue eyes would twinkle. Often she gave advice to help get through life such as “pretty is as pretty does” or “you can catch more flies with honey.”

No matter what life threw at her she always stood strong in her faith. Ada loved her church, Staley Methodist Church. She attended and supported this church for many years. After the closing of Staley UMC she attended Liberty First United Methodist Church. Being 99 years old she understood an honest day’s work on the farm even after working all day at the mill or the insurance office. She survived the Great Depression; raised eight siblings after losing her own mother, and mourned the loss of seven siblings, John, Carrie, Elmore, Gurley, Lucille, Estelle, and Betty Jean, two half-siblings, Horace and Flora; and the loss of her dearly beloved husband, Bob. She is survived one sister, Delsie Kilday of Woodbridge, Virginia. Ada stood by the good Lord through thick and thin, never wavered or asked why, and she fully trusted and obeyed the Lord. Ada was never scared of her own passing; she embraced the day she would be able to walk with the Lord side by side.

Ada Victoria Jobe Williams is survived by her son, R. Douglas Williams; grandchildren: Lynne Williams DeVaney, Robert Williams and his wife Kristine; great-grandchildren: Lexy DeVaney, Grant DeVaney, Austin Williams and Tyler Williams. Bragging was one of Ada’s delights, especially on the great-grandchildren and there was so much she was so proud of: Lexy, an accomplished Cellist and Dean’s List student at Wake Forest University; Grant, a superior Lacrosse player and straight A student at Northern Guilford High School; Austin, 1st in Light Rifle for the North Carolina Junior Rodeo Association and straight A student at North Eastern Randolph Middle School; Tyler, an accomplished Arrow of Light Cub Scout and a 3rd Degree Brown Belt in Karate. She would often tell stories about watching the sports games or attending orchestra events. The start of the conversation would be “Now, I’m not bragging but I’m telling you the truth…” Ada enjoyed the annual trip to Tweetsie Railroad with her great-grandchildren until about 2018 when she was 96 years old.

A private immediate family graveside service will be held at Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park on Thursday, January 7. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty will stream the service live on their Facebook page at 1:00pm. There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty First United Methodist Church, PO Box 220, Liberty, NC 27298; St. Jude at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org; or Save the Children at 501 Kings Highway East #400, Fairfield, CT 06825 or www.support.savethechildren.org.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Williams family.

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Lisa Haithcox

January 8, 2021

Ada was such a sweet lady. She loved seeing our girls when they were little and often times stopped by when we were outside to chat. She did love her family, she spoke of them often.

Rachel Gauldin

January 7, 2021

Doug, Please accept our sympathy in the death of your mother. She was a very hard worker at Firemans Fund. She never moved slow. She had a very long life and. I know you will miss her. Rachel & Bobby Gauldin,Stokesale, Belews Lake area.

Edna Hackett

January 6, 2021

Dear Doug & family,
Please accept condolences on my behalf of the Worth Hackett family. Ada was one of the most kind of a person I have ever known.
She use to visit our family a lot and we became good friends as we found me and my late husband were related to you and to your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers and know you will miss her so much, but know she is in Heaven and hope to see her again.
God Bless,
Edna Jo Hackett

Margie Herndon Ward

January 6, 2021

Ada was my Sunday School Teacher at Bethany Church when I was a young girl. She was the kindest and the best. We remained friends throughout our adult years off and on. What a role model. So uplifting. Once, she had a party for us at her house and we played games. One of the games was "upset the fruit basket." We had such a great time. She lived a long life and brought comfort and joy to many people. God Bless her family.

Annette Wood

January 6, 2021

I knew of this family through my Daddy, Thurman (TF) Willard. I remember him referring to Ada and Bob frequently. We may have been neighbors in Liberty. It is remarkable to live 99 years. I know each loved one will have many great memories to sustain them in their grief. May God bless you and bless you indeed.

Hillary McGee

January 5, 2021

Ada was always like another Grandma to me my entire life. I will always treasure the memories we shared together in my heart. I know she is up in Heaven talking to Momaw & Popaw today! She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Carol and Eddie Stevenson

January 5, 2021

Such a sweet lady, always had a smile on her face. She touched many lives and will be missed.

Dawn Light

January 5, 2021

I can remember Ada parking in front of our house years ago when she went to work and my little brother would run to the door saying my lady, my lady. Ada was such a sweet person. I will never forget how nice she always treated people. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and to all the people that were touched by Ada’s kindness.
Dawn Light

Patticia Wrightson

January 5, 2021

My great aunt Ada was the sweetest and kindest person you will ever known My grandma Carrie thought the world of her and mother thought of her as a second mother that's how special she was Just sad we didn't see or spend time with her or even talk to her towards the end it would have been nice but she will be forever in our hearts

Pam Daniels

January 4, 2021

We're so sorry for your loss. Ada was such a lovely woman and an inspiration on how to live life. We'll never forget how she loved our child as her own. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.
Jimmy & Pam Daniels

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Ada Victoria Jobe Williams, born September 21, 1921, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2021 at 99 years old. Ada was born in McLeansville, North Carolina to the late Blake and Barbara Cobb Jobe. Ada, a devoted wife, was married to T. R. “Bob” Williams for 56 years.
Ada, strong-willed, strong-minded, and strong in her faith will be missed. Her passion for people kept her working until her early 80s. She started working in the textile mills when she was 15 years old where she met the love of her life, Bob Williams. Ada loved to share the story of how Bob told his coworker, “See that girl, that’s my wife,” even though he had not officially met her. Later in life she entered the insurance business with Fireman’s Fund Insurance and then moved on to the Brower Agency where she worked at the Liberty Office for many years as the sole employee. She loved her customers and would often talk about the different families that would come in and visit. Each customer was just as important to her as she was to them.
Visiting friends and family was one of her favorite things to do. But family always came first! She loved her son Doug more than anything, saying, “He will always be my little boy.” Then she would shrug her shoulders and give herself a little hug as if she were hugging a small child. Her love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren goes without saying. Never a time went by when she didn’t say, “I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around your neck.” Then her blue eyes would twinkle. Often she gave advice to help get through life such as “pretty is as pretty does” or “you can catch more flies with honey.”
No matter what life threw at her she always stood strong in her faith. Ada loved her church, Staley Methodist Church. She attended and supported this church for many years. After the closing of Staley UMC she attended Liberty First United Methodist Church. Being 99 years old she understood an honest day’s work on the farm even after working all day at the mill or the insurance office. She survived the Great Depression; raised eight siblings after losing her own mother, and mourned the loss of seven siblings, John, Carrie, Elmore, Gurley, Lucille, Estelle, and Betty Jean, two half-siblings, Horace and Flora; and the loss of her dearly beloved husband, Bob. She is survived one sister, Delsie Kilday of Woodbridge, Virginia. Ada stood by the good Lord through thick and thin, never wavered or asked why, and she fully trusted and obeyed the Lord. Ada was never scared of her own passing; she embraced the day she would be able to walk with the Lord side by side.
Ada Victoria Jobe Williams is survived by her son, R. Douglas Williams; grandchildren: Lynne Williams DeVaney, Robert Williams and his wife Kristine; great-grandchildren: Lexy DeVaney, Grant DeVaney, Austin Williams and Tyler Williams. Bragging was one of Ada’s delights, especially on the great-grandchildren and there was so much she was so proud of: Lexy, an accomplished Cellist and Dean’s List student at Wake Forest University; Grant, a superior Lacrosse player and straight A student at Northern Guilford High School; Austin, 1st in Light Rifle for the North Carolina Junior Rodeo Association and straight A student at North Eastern Randolph Middle School; Tyler, an accomplished Arrow of Light Cub Scout and a 3rd Degree Brown Belt in Karate. She would often tell stories about watching the sports games or attending orchestra events. The start of the conversation would be “Now, I’m not bragging but I’m telling you the truth…” Ada enjoyed the annual trip to Tweetsie Railroad with her great-grandchildren until about 2018 when she was 96 years old.
A private immediate family graveside service will be held at Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park on Thursday, January 7. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty will stream the service live on their Facebook page at 1:00pm. There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty First United Methodist Church, PO Box 220, Liberty, NC 27298; St. Jude at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org; or Save the Children at 501 Kings Highway East #400, Fairfield, CT 06825 or www.support.savethechildren.org.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.
Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Williams family.