A wake service will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, June 15, 2018, Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Church Street, Andersonville, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Freeman Hill Cemetery, Freeman Hill Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Essielene was born October 26, 1950 to the late Richard Williams and the late Ozzie Lee McWhorter Williams in Andersonville, Georgia. She was a 1970 graduate of the historic D. F. Douglass High School, Montezuma, Georgia. She was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board Ministry and as a member of the Ebenezer Church Choir.
Survivors are a loving son and daughter-in-law, Travis Williams (Gwendolyn), Sumter City, Georgia; a beloved granddaughter, Olivia Williams, Sumter City, Georgia; two siblings, Ethelene Williams Ross (Ronald), Virginia Beach, Virginia and Sylvester Williams (Jean) Summer Set, New Jersey; a host of other siblings, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including her best friends, Pauline Walker, Americus, Georgia, Betty Joe Fulkes, Rosemarry Fulks, and Annette Jackson.