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Dorothy Lee (Wiley) WilliamsDecember 31, 1928 ~ July 6, 2017 (age 88)
Dorothy Lee (Wiley) Williams was born in Hurtsboro, Alabama on December 31, 1928 to Alvin and Martha (Henderson) Wiley. She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Sally Lou Banks and Tom Banks in Alabama.
At the age of nine she accepted Christ and was baptized in Alabama.
In 1940, she moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana to be with her birth mother and began doing day work at the Four Winds Motel now known as the Embassy Theater.
After her marriage to the late Ulysses Dillard, she united with Pilgrim Baptist Church. She would later move her membership to Progressive Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Jesse White. Upon Pastor White’s birthing of True Love Missionary Baptist she became a chartered member. During her membership was she a member of the Usher Board and Mothers Board. After the passing of Bishop White, Mother Williams united with New Horizon Baptist Church and in 2013 she joined Victory Worship Center under Pastor David Moore where she remained faithful until her passing.
On December 27, 1957, she married Charlie Williams and made his family… her family with no differences.
In 1970, she retired from Rea Magnet Wire. In her own words, “I enjoy working in the church and taking care of and feeding somebody else kids.”
On Thursday, July 6, 2017 with very little warning, she slipped away from us peacefully when her name was called, at the age of 88.
She leaves to cherish her memory six sons, Charles (Gloria) Wilson, Robert (Rena) Williams, Darrell (Annette) Williams, Charles (Jackie) Williams, Pastor Jacarra (Tahquai-Alyce) Williams and Jerome Williams; four daughters, Clifferin Starkey, Rosa Walker, Barbara (Albert) Sanders, Doris (Willie) Garrett; a daughter-in-law, Julia Williams; a sister, Daisy Wilson; 62 grandchildren, 86 great grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her father, Alvin Wiley; mother, Martha Crawford; step father, Roosevelt Crawford, husband, Charlie Williams; son, Alfonso Williams, two daughters, Daisy Cowan and Elnora Williams; brother, Samuel Wallace; sister, Willie Mae Foster; grandchildren, Kentrell Benson, Darrell Pinkston Jr., Charles E. Williams IV and Jermarris “Fatty” Sewell.
Mother Williams will be laid to rest in Highland Park Cemetery
next to her husband Charlie Williams