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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory

300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC

OBITUARY

Sarah Alwood Williams

November 28, 1961March 28, 2013

Sarah Alwood Williams lost a decade-long battle with lupus on March 28, 2013. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family.

Sarah is survived by her husband, Nelson Williams, her sons, Sam (& Toni), David, and Patrick, and granddaughter, Olivia, all of Raleigh, NC; her parents, Robert and Frances Alwood of Suffolk, VA; her brothers, Jack (& Claudia) Alwood, of New Port Richey, FL, and David (& Nancy) Alwood of Midlothian, VA; and sister, Jennie (& Bud) Zehmer of Hickory, NC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and cousins. She’s also survived by her mother-in-law, Nell Williams, of Suffolk, VA, and her husband’s siblings and their families.

Sarah is a 1979 graduate of Suffolk High School, and a 1982 graduate of Mary Washington University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. She interned at the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Dahlgren, VA, and worked as a Cryptanalyst for the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, MD. After moving to Raleigh, NC in 1993, she worked on numerous EPA contracts for OAO and Computer Sciences Corporation. Most recently, she worked as a Senior Move Manager with Here to Home, Inc.

There will be a visitation for friends and family at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint St. Mary’s Street in Raleigh, on Saturday, March 30th from 3pm-5pm. There will be a memorial service to celebrate Sarah’s life at the Suffolk Presbyterian Church in Suffolk, VA at a time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, 4530 Park Road, Suite 302, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Condolences may be made through www.brownwynne.com.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 30, 2013
  • Memorial Service Sunday, April 14, 2013

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Sarah Alwood Williams

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Eve Kuniansky

April 4, 2013

Dear Nelson, I am so sorry to hear about Sarah's passing and your family's loss. You will be in my thoughts. My condolences to the Nelson's and Alwood's.

Lauren Massie

April 4, 2013

I had just met Sarah a few weeks ago and could tell she was a very nice and caring person! My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

April 4, 2013

My condolences on your loss. I worked with Sarah on one of her EPA contracts and remember her as a strong woman with a sharp mind.

Tim Spruill

April 3, 2013

Nelson...I was so very sorry to hear of your wife's passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Doug Smith

April 3, 2013

Nelson,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences are extended to your family and the Alwood family.

April 3, 2013

Sorry to hear about Sarah's passing. It was quite a shock. She was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Bernadette Tillman(Cary, NC)

Greg Wehner

April 2, 2013

Nelson,
I am sorry to hear of you wife's passing. My prayers are with you and your family.
God bless.

Mark McGahee

April 2, 2013

Nelson,

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I pray for God to comfort you and all of your family.

John Fischetti

April 1, 2013

Nelson, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Best to you, my friend.
John Fischetti

Janie Vinson

April 1, 2013

Seeing Sarah's face brings back such happy memories... Nelson, you and the boys are in our thoughts. Our wishes of support to you at this time.

FROM THE FAMILY