The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at First Salem Baptist Church, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. The Reverend Paul McFarland, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Mrs. Clara Maude McKenzie Williams was born January 26, 1941 to the late Manuel McKenzie and Maude Dean Miller McKenzie in Macon County, Georgia. She received her Christian training in the local churches. She was a member of First Salem Baptist Church. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County. She attended the historic Flint River Farm School in Macon County. After twenty-five dedicated years of service, she retired from Southern Frozen Foods, Inc. as a small machine operator.
She was united in Holy matrimony to the late Wallace Williams, Sr. in June 1958. To this union, they were blessed with four children. Clara Maude was blessed to rear her siblings as her own children. Two siblings, Willie B. Kaigler and Carrie Bell Pryor Williams, preceded her in death.
Left to cherish her memories are five children, David Williams (Teresa), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Wallace Williams, Jr., Jonesboro, Georgia, Clara D. Williams, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Douglas Williams (Cassandra), Stone Mountain, Georgia and Marcus Turner, Oglethorpe, Georgia; her eight siblings, five of whom she reared as her own, Edward Pryor (Sharon), Orlando, Florida, Elton Pryor, Marietta, Georgia, Lula Pryor Stokes (Thomas), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Gloria Pryor Green, Oglethorpe, Georgia and Linda Pryor Woodard, Warner Robins, Georgia; Willie Ruth McKenzie, Atlanta, Georgia, Manuel Little, Macon, Georgia and Lizzie McKenzie King, Vienna, Georgia; Nine grandchildren, LaTasha Williams, David Leon Williams, Carmel Tye, (Charles) Shaneka Williams, Neisha Hudson, Jasmine Williams, Douglas Williams, Jr., Monica Williams, Taniya Turner; five great grandchildren, Devin Williams, Nyla Evans, Da’Karri Whitehead, Charles Tye and Ellis Tye; uncle, Charles Miller, Chicago, Illinois; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives including a devoted cousin, Willie James Steven, Macon, Georgia and a host of friends.
no words can really help to ease your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family
Hold on to memories for strength and comfort. Peace, Prayers and Blessings
Temecula Holmes & Family
It's hard to know what to say during this time of grief. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers as we feel your sorrow and share your pain. May your faith ease your pain and your memories bring you joy.
Charlie J. Williams and Family - Rochester, NY
EVEN IN YOUR SADNESS,WE HOPE YOU CAN HOLD ON TO THE THOUGHT THAT A LIFE LIVED WITH SO MUCH LOVE NEVER REALLY ENDS ,BUT GOES ON FOREVER IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO REMEMBER. ***MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR LOVED ONE IS NOT SUFFERING,BUT FREE AND AT PEACE AWAITING THE RESURRECTION THAT IS PROMISED AT (JOHN 5:28-29) I AM SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS.