Beverly Barrett Williams
May 3, 1936 – September 10, 2019
Beverly Barrett Williams, 83, passed away Tuesday September 10, 2019 at The Blake in Elgin, SC. Funeral services will be 10:00am Monday September 16, 2019 at Madison United Methodist Church preceded by visitation from 9 am until service time. Burial will follow in Parkway Memorial Cemetery. Beverly is survived by her sons, R. Andrew Williams and James Vaughn Williams; brother, Robert A. Barrett (Claire); and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack V. Williams; siblings, Blanche Howell, Albert Barrett, Sue Sanders, Gilbert Barrett, Annie Laura Staples, Paul Barrett, and Jo Ann Pittman. She was the past president of the MS Dental Assistant Association, and a member of the DAR. She was a retired Dental Assistant for Dr. Marshall M. Fortenberry for 35 years and prior to that for Dr. Alex Shotts. She was a member of Madison United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Timber Creek Camp, 8113 Morton-Marathon Rd., Pulaski, MS 39152, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the charity of your choice. For more information go to: www.parkwayfuneralhomeridgeland.com.
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Beverly Barrett Williams
September 13, 2019
Mrs. Williams was one of my mothers. Andrew and I started First Pres. Day School together when we were five years old. I was being raised primarily by my aunt and grandmother. I went home with Andrew one weekend for a sleep over and rest is history. Beverly took me in like one her own and my life was better for it. She taught me important things about etiquette and being a gentleman and made me feel loved. As I got older our relationship morphed into a wonderful friendship that I will forever cherish. I cannot imagine my childhood and life without her and its hard to believe she is gone. I will forever be affected by her love of God and family. She had an infectious laugh and she love to have a good time, but she had the love of a mother, the heart of a lion, and the spirit of a warrior. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Paula Brooks Eldridge
September 12, 2019
Beverly was a wonderful southern lady that I love so much❤️
We have been friends since 1976. She taught me many things about life, love of friendship and family. She taught me "About the finer things in life" that is how she put it anyway. We traveled, we planned many Presidents Reception for the Mississippi Dental Assistant Association and had lots dinner parties. We had a group of Dental Assistants that we called "The Odonts" we have stood beside each other just like a family. Most of all I loved her because she loved my daughter, my grandchildren (4 of them) and she loved me as a daughter. I will miss her dearly, but I do know that I will see her again. She love being a Christian, when I lived with her we would just break out singing old hymns and look up verses in the Bible to get us through whatever we were going through at the time. I'm so thankful GOD took her home peacefully while she was sleeping.