Jennie Pridgen Williams

May 10, 1931January 4, 2021

Jennie Pridgen Williams, 89, of Elm City passed away Monday. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park will be private.

Friends may pay their respects from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p. m. Friday, January 8, 2021, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC. In light of the current pandemic, face masks and social distancing are required.

Jennie was a long-time employee of Sears and a faithful member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Elm City. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are her son, Wilbur Williams Jr. (Nicole); seven grandsons, Trey (Megan), John, Brooks (Jessica), Ryan, Jackson, Chip and Jordan; three great-grandchildren, Esten, Burton and Alex; one sister, Mary Brewer; a son-in-law, Roff Grimes; and two sisters-in-law, Nancy Pridgen and Audrey Pridgen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur P. Williams, Sr.; her daughter, Diane Grimes; and her parents and two brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 5326 London Church Rd., Elm City, NC 27822.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent by visiting


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Dale Speight

January 10, 2021

So saddened by her loss but know she is in God's hands now. Prayers to the family. She was a part of all my life. Will miss her smile.

Martha Ernestine Mallard

January 8, 2021

It saddened me to hear that Jennie passed away. Your mother was a wonderful, gentle person. My parents were very fond of her and always looked forward to seeing her at Mount Zion services. When Jennie and I spoke on the phone we always talked about our love of birds, especially bluebirds. She will be in my prayers.

Ernestine and family

Frieda and Gary Westberg

January 8, 2021

A very sweet and caring lady. Will miss seeing her in her regular sit at church . She will truly be missed by so many.

Betty & Dean Strickland

January 7, 2021

Love and prayers to Jennie’s son and family! Sweet kind lady who enjoyed her customers. May your many memories give you peace!

Charlene Etheridge

January 7, 2021

Rest in peace dear friend.