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Dolly Lord Williams

July 14, 1935October 16, 2020
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Dolly Lord Williams was born July 14, 1935 to Tommie and Lena Lord at their home in the countryside near Red Level, Alabama. Dolly was the youngest of five children with two sisters and two brothers each of whom have preceded her in death. She told often how as a child she would lay in the wheelbarrow, watch the clouds and pray, telling the Lord when she grew up she wanted one little girl and a preacher husband. God gave her the desire of her heart.

She married her devoted husband, Curtis, March 28, 1953, and three years later gave birth to their only daughter, Karen (Kay). She served with Curtis as pastor’s wife for several churches in the Alabama Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church for forty-nine years. In most recent years, since their retirement from pastoring, Dolly attended Calvary Way Church.

Dolly also worked as a school bus driver for Escambia County until her medical retirement.

She moved to her heavenly home, October 16, 2020. She is survived by her husband of sixty-seven years, Rev. Curtis L. Williams, daughter Karen (Kay) Goodman and a host of extended family and friends who dearly loved her and will greatly miss her.

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  • Rev. Curtis L. Williams, Husband
  • Karen (Kay) Goodman, Daughter

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 23, 2020

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Mahala Sweatt

October 22, 2020

Aunt Dolly, I will surely miss you. I was very fortunate the past few years to have been able to spend a little time with you and I treasured every visit and missed you when I would leave. You were always so sweet and fun. The photo below is the note you passed to me in church one Sunday and we giggled about it. You lifted me up more times than I can count. You glowed in God’s love. You always loved unconditionally. I will miss your sweet words and voice, “I sure do love you, sugar, come back to see me.” You will always be in my heart and you will always be my rainbow.

Dennis & Maureen

October 22, 2020

We send our deepest condolences to you Karen, as we thank Elohim that He gave you such precious times together and memories to hold on to, we are sure you & dad will be a comfort to each other as you share them in the days ahead, until you are together again.
Your mum was beautiful and you are her image, mum & dad raised a beautiful, kind daughter, and we are sure they are very proud of their God fearing baby.. Praying for you, precious Karen. 🙏

Alicia Moseley

October 22, 2020

My dear Aunt Dolly, you were so much more than just a special aunt. You were a friend, a mentor & a secret keeper. I will never forget all the fun times spent at your house during the summers. You endured & catered to 3 little girls having the time of their life. We shopped, ate out & played. You loved anything pretty & shopping. You said you would build your house on Walmart parking lot if they would let you! 😂 You were also sincere, loyal, caring....a highly morale & Christian lady. You told me that you made a choice very early in life that you would not live up what your daughter could not live down. You didn't just talk the talk, you walked the walk. You will be sadly missed, but I take comfort in knowing that you are with the keeper of the stars & I will see you again.

Lynn Davis

October 21, 2020

Oh, Miss Dolly! You will be sorely missed! Such a sweet, sweet lady. I will always treasure the memories that Jerry and I have with you and Pappy. I will miss running into you at Dillards' sales near the end of the month! I'll just say so long for now, and I'll see you on the other side!

Kay and Pappy, we love you and pray that the Lord will comfort you and fill you with His peace.

Oscar Sims

October 21, 2020

Aunt Dolly was one of my favorite people ever. Unfortunately, I never got to be around her enough. I loved her. I will miss her.

I just pray that one day I will see her again!

Here's something she gave me years ago. I always keep it in sight and am always reminded of her and her devotion to God when I look at it.

Uncle Curtis and Kay I love y'all.

Mya Frey

October 21, 2020

Dolly!! What a gal! She called me sugar and made the best southern beans and corn bread! I loved her pear relish! She treated me like her granddaughter and always loved and supported Nick and I! She always asked you questions and never talked about herself. So humble, so kind. I’m sad I won’t see her again on this side, but her daughter and I still have lots of memories to make!! And I know she’ll be watching!

Thomas Diedhiou

October 19, 2020

Mrs. Dolly was a sweet special lady. She always made people feel comfortable around her. She made a wonderful heavenly pineapple pudding that never lasted long in our house.
I remember one day, she was showing me her family photo album. She told me, "This is our baby." I said,"Who?" She said. "Karen...Karen is our baby!"
Then we started laughing about it.
Karen you will always be your Mom's baby.
We will miss her warmth and smile.

May God's Love and Grace carry you, Karen and Mr. Curtis, through this journey and May peace flood your souls each time you remember her.
Thomas. Denise and Joshua

Fonda McLain

October 18, 2020

Dolly. What can I say about Dolly. Dolly is my friend. She made me feel special. She is humble kind and loving. Dolly loves pretty sparkly things. We have that in common. There are so many jewels in Heaven. I know her eyes are taking it all in. Of course she is so taken with our Lord that everything beautiful is a reflection. Of the Creator. Dolly loves her husband and daughter the best. They love her the best.
Karen thank you for sharing your Mom’s love with me, with all. We will meet you in the morning Dolly just inside the eastern gate over there. Thank God for the Blood of Jesus.

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