Annie Mae Williams, 94, peacefully departed this life on December 30, 2020.
She was born in Laflore County, Mississippi September 19, 1926 a daughter of the late Sam and Ella Kimbrough. After her mother’s death, she moved to Asheville in 1945. Sam later married Bessie Mae.
Ms. Annie Mae was a member of Nazareth First Missionary Baptist Church served as a church van driver for many years. She was an excellent cook and helped prepare meals for church activities. Annie Mae assisted wherever she was needed.
Annie Mae was loved by neighbors, friends and acquaintances and she gave love in return. She became a second mother to her children's friends.
Annie Mae retired after many years of employment with Sayles Biltmore Bleacheries. She formed lifelong friendships fellow employees. Sayles supported one of her major hobbies, gardening. She was given land to plant a vegetable garden.
Ms. Annie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Williams, Jr.; sons, Willie Williams, III and Eugene Williams; stepdaughter, Cherry; grandson, Willie Williams, IV. She was also preceded in death by siblings: Erline, Voncil, Henrietta and Robert.
Surviving family to mourn her death are Annie C. Tinsley, Diana Turner, Sarah and Alberta Williams; grandchildren, Christin King, Atonna Webster, Drucilla Brown, Terry, Jackie, Charles and Patrick Brandon, Kenya and Lewis Turner, Kimberly Patterson, Kivin, Keenan and Todd Williams; several great and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Johnny (Johnnie Mae) and Charles Johnson (Kimbrough). Siblings by Sam and Bessie Mae: Edward, George, Leslie, Betty, Rosie Kimbrough Tobias, Minnie K. Johnson (Ezell) Inez K. Boyd, Ida Ruth Kimbrough, Zola K. Matthews (Robert), Gloria K. Cooper (Milton), and Dan Kimbrough
A memorial service will b.e held at 1:00 pm Thursday, January 7, 2020 in the chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service. Urn burial will follow at Violet Hill Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance will be limited to 50. Attendees must wear a face covering, sanitize hands and social distance. Live-streaming of the service will be available here on the website.
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