Mildred Mehaffey Williams

June 22, 1928July 2, 2013
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Mildred Mehaffey Williams, 85, of New Bern, died at home July 2, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the eighth and last surviving child of C.R. Mehaffey, Sr. and Rosa King. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for 37 years.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, George G. Williams, Jr.; three children: sons Gordon G. Williams and wife, Debbie; Dale L. Williams and wife, Mary Beth; and daughter Emily W. Attaway and husband, Ron; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and Georgia for 26 years and taught well over 700 children during their young formative years. After retirement from the Craven County school system, she served as both the President and Chaplin of the Craven County Retired Teachers’ Association.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Cotten Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at Cotton Funeral Home on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations made to Craven County, NC Hospice (252-636-4930) or Tabernacle Baptist Church Family Life Center Fund at P. O. Box 1510, New Bern, NC 28563.


  • Receiving of Friends Friday, July 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2013

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July 10, 2013

Mr. Williams, Dale, Emily and Gordon,

I'm sorry to hear of the passing of "Mama Duck"......she was a very special and loving person. She was such a blessing during the time I spent with you and your family while in Greenville. No finer person have I ever met in my life.
God has received a saint.
Doug Gomes
Greenville NC

Ethel "Bot" May Hopkins

July 6, 2013

George, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your beloved wife Mildred. I remember her so well and always thought she was a wonderful person and a wonderful mate for you. I just want to let you know that I am thinking of you and your family with love and compassion in my heart, and that I wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead. My prayers are with all of you.
Your cousin Ethel "Bot" May Hopkins in Johns Creek, GA.

Kay Fitzgerald

July 6, 2013

Mr George & Family,Mrs Mildred was a very sweet & special ,lady ,I know Heaven is gleaming having her there now.God Bless you & comfort you,as only he can.

July 6, 2013

Emily: Please know that I am praying GOD's blessings for you and your family. Although this is a difficult season, I know that cherished memories will comfort you and keep your dear mother with you always. With heartfelt Sympathy--Dorothea White

Ann Curtis

July 6, 2013

Mary Beth and Dale. I am so sorry to hear about Dale's Mother. I will be praying for you and your family. Ann Curtis

July 5, 2013

Dale and Mary Beth,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
With deepest sympathy,
Matthew and Margaret Delbridge
Goldsboro, NC

July 5, 2013

It has been a very long time since seeing and visiting with you, My heart goes out to you and the family, Martha Baker Velasquez. I am still living in Columbus As a family we have many fond memories.

Steve and Patty Williams

July 5, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Dale and Mary Beth and the whole family. I know your mom was a remarkable woman. The photo gallery is a lovely tribute to her life. God bless you all at this difficult time. Heaven has a new angel who will be watching over all of you. May your strength of faith bring you comfort and peace.

July 5, 2013

George and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. May God's peace and comfort be with you and your whole family.
Bill and Sandra Baldree

James Grimes

July 4, 2013


All of us at ChemTreat extended our condolences to you and your family. I'm sure you have many great memories of your mother and I've enjoyed hearing you speak so fondly of her over the years we've worked together.