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Ruby B Williams
Jun 13, 1933 to Dec 29, 2016


Late on the evening of Thursday, December 29, 2016, God reached down to select his prized possession, our gem that we lovingly called Ruby Butler Williams, at Sumter Health and Rehab Center, Sumter. Born June 13, 1933, in Lee County, one of 17 children born to the late Willie and Lougenia Herriot Butler. She was educated in the public schools of Lee County and received her high school diploma from Lee County Adult Education at Mt. Pleasant High School. At an early age, Ruby joined Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, where she served in several capacities until her health declined. She was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society (Woodrow Unit), Stewardess Board #4, and served as a probationary class leader for new members. On July 28, 1948, she was joined in holy matrimony to the late James “Sambo” Williams, Sr., with whom she shared 51 years of marital bliss. Those that will cherish her memory include her children, James (Lillie) Williams, Eartha (James) Bradshaw, Abraham (Carol) Williams, Edward (Denise) Williams, John (Emma) Williams, Diann (Otis) Benjamin, Patricia (Rev. Raymond) Cook, Geraldine (James) Stuckey, Debbie (Ronnie) Wilson and Beverly (Michael) Toney; her siblings, Winnie Wilson, John Butler and Emma James; eight sisters-in-law; twenty six grandchildren; forty great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a very special and devoted caretaker, Mary Wiley; a host of niece, nephews, other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life services will be held Thursday, January 5, 2017, 12:00 noon, from the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 2738 Woodrow Road, Woodrow, with the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, pastor, eulogist. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 1897 Rembert Church Road, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 11:00 a. m.. The procession will leave from the home at 11:30 a. m. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Memorial Garden, Pear Street, Woodrow.
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