OBITUARY

Ms. Sally Ann Williams

December 20, 1953November 27, 2013

Miss Sally Ann Williams, age 59, passed away Wednesday November 27, 2013 at Autumn Care of Marshville following a long courageous battle with breast cancer. Sally was well known in her community as an advocate for children. She spent the last 26 years as a child care director with the last 15 years being at Wingate Baptist Church and had recently served on the board of the Union County Smart Start, Sally also served as Co-Chair of the Union County Childcare Director Association and was on the More at 4 committee. She was an active member of Wingate Baptist Church where she served on many committees and was the Adult Ministries Coordinator. If you were a friend of Sally’s, you knew she had a passion for people, especially children and senior citizens! She loved the mountains and had dreamed of retiring there. Now her dream will come true as her ashes will be scattered in the North Carolina Mountains of West Jefferson. She was the daughter of Mr. Blackie Williams and the late Mrs. Lucille Curry Williams. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her grandparents: Anna and William Curry and John and Bryte Williams; one great nephew: Zyler McNabb; one brother-in-law: Wade Broome; one Aunt: Sadie Williams; one uncle: Ralph Williams; one step-sister: Marti Dixon. In addition to her father: Miss Williams is survived by her step-mother: Nancy Dixon Williams; two sisters: Anna (Tootie) Broome and Susan Williams; one step-brother: David Dixon: three nephews: Danny Mills, Mike Mills and wife Sandy, Bill Williams and wife Danielle; two nieces: Blake Blackman and husband Jason, Maribeth Suarez and husband Antonio; four great nephews: Colton Mills, Jonathon Mills, Noah McNabb, and Austin Williams; Great nieces: Ellie and Alexandria Saurez, Jessica Hunter and husband Dylan, Justine Williams and Harper Williams, and Ivy Baucom. Sally is also survived by her cousins: Margaret Crot and Lynn Haubert. Memorial funeral services to celebrate the life of Miss Williams will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday December 15, 2013 in the Wingate Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Derrill Smith and Rev. Britt Hadley, with a reception immediately following. Per Sally’s personal request, the family asks that those attending the Memorial Service wear bright colored clothing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Wingate Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 339, Wingate, NC 28174. The family would like to thank the staff of Autumn Care of Marshville, who had become their extended family, for the tender care given to her. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcewenmonroechapel.com McEwen Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family of Sally Williams.

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Ms. Sally Ann Williams

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December 16, 2013

Dear Blackie, There aren't any words to express the sadness that Bill and I feel at the loss of Sally. She was so full of life and was always giving of herself for the good of others. She was wonderful, always wanting the USS Anne Arundel WWII men to meet each year for their reunion. Now she is about Heaven's work and I am sure she will find many things to do. Bill and I send our love to you, Nancy and your family.
Dr. Bill and Helen Martin, Greenville, North Carolina

Cynthia Jackson

December 15, 2013

Ms. Sally was a great friend to me. I met her a few months after she came to Autumn Care and she became a special part of my life. My night always went a little smoother after talking to her and she making me laugh. I will miss her very much. I will always love you Ms. Sally...

December 13, 2013

Dear Susan and family, My deepest sympathy at the loss of Sally. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Sandra Fowler Strawn

Sandra Hughes

December 12, 2013

Sally was a great woman, I am surely going to miss her smiling face, I have known Sally since Tomorrow's Learning Center back in 1988. She has always been a caring and loving person since I have known her. I thank God for having the opportunity to have met someone so special.

Kathy Sartain Judge

December 11, 2013

Sally was a long time childhood friend. She was always caring and loving and will be missed by all who knew her.

Connie Harrell

December 6, 2013

The world is just not the same without you Sally. I am so grateful to God for having given to me as a friend. Every time I open a book or see a bunny I will be reminded of you. Enjoy Heaven Sweet Sally. The Harrell Family will always remember you.

Crystal Benton

December 6, 2013

Sally was an awesome woman. My children were in her more at 4 class with UCPS. They loved to see her everyday. They always knew that when I wasn't that she would take good care of them. Love always Crystal Benton

Janis Griffin

December 2, 2013

Sally, I will miss our private talks and your friendship more than you ever imagine. You left all of us a legacy that will live forever. I will cherish the little bunny you made for me and the cards you sent to me during my cancer struggle. You will be forever in our hearts.............Love....Janis

Maribeth Suarez

December 1, 2013

We miss you Aunt Sally! We love you so so much!!! I am so glad you aren't in any more pain. Keep an eye on us, and we will see you again soon. Love Maribeth, Ellie, and Roo.!

Teresa Horton

November 30, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.