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April 9, 1923 ~ April 22, 2018 (age 95)
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The Management and Support Staff of Nelson's Funeral Home, LLC sadly announce the death of Mrs. Naomi Williams, 95, of Ridgeway, South Carolina.
Mrs. Williams transitioned into eternity Sunday, April 22, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services for Mrs. Williams will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at White Oak Baptist Church #2, 5555 Bellfield Road, Ridgeway, SC. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Williams will be available for public viewing at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Rev. Curtis Robertson will officiate.
Naomi was born in rural Kershaw County, South Carolina on April 9, 1923. She was the seventh and last surviving of nine children born to the union of Jacob “Jake” and Martha Peay Murphy. Her parents also raised two additional siblings. She was married to the late Robert T. Williams. Naomi entered into eternal rest on April 22, 2018 after an extended illness.
As a child, Naomi started her Christian journey at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Ridgeway, SC. She later moved her membership to White Oak Baptist Church #2 in Ridgeway, SC. As a faithful church member, she participated in many auxiliaries and especially devoted her time to organizing an Usher Board for the church. She loved to sing and devoted her singing talent to the Senior Choir. Whenever her church members traveled to various churches, the travel was not complete without Naomi’s God-blessed singing talent.
Naomi received her education at what was known as Joshua School. She often joked with her children about how she enjoyed attending school so much that when her education was completed, she returned to repeat the previous level again. Naomi was an Eastern Star with the Longtown Chapter 190 in Ridgeway, SC. To know Naomi, was to know of her out-spoken personality, humor and her love for those with whom she came in contact.
Naomi was employed in various positions common to the era in which she was growing up. Her last employment was at Craft Farrow State Hospital in Columbia, SC where she successfully completed 25 years of service and retired.
Naomi was a dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Those left to cherish her memories, grieve her passing and celebrate her home going are: her daughters, Mildred Mickle of Ridgeway, SC and Margaret W. (Jerome) Nelson of Lugoff, SC; one son, Robert “Boo” Williams of Ridgeway, SC; five grandchildren, Renee (Cleveland) Tucker, Tiffany Mickle, Chandra (Michael) Howze, Marc Nelson, and Patrice Nelson. She was blessed to see ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She also leaves to cherish her memory, three sisters-in-law, Mary Mason of Ridgeway, SC, Thelma Harris of New Haven, CT and Margaret Murphy of Ridgeway, SC; and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Naomi was preceded in death by ten siblings, Bessie Murphy, Ann Murphy, Mary Edwards, Mattie Jones, Viola Evans, James Edward Murphy, John Wesley Murphy, Lucille Johnson, Thelma Nelson, and Nathaniel Murphy.