Eula Mae Alice Williams

Published 9:17 pm Thursday, May 17, 2012

Proverbs 31:28a, “Her children arise and call her blessed.”

On Monday evening, May 14, 2012, God called home from labor to reward our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, GG, auntie, niece, cousin and friend.

Eula was born in Nansemond County to the late Gradis Johnson and Haywood Williams Sr.



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She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Johnson and Cynthia Williams, and her brother, Bernard Williams.

Eula graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Suffolk and attended Norfolk State College.

She retired from the city of Suffolk after 31 years as a deputy clerk for the Suffolk Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.

Eula has special honors and recognition from various civic and community organizations.

She was a faithful and devoted member of Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Eula’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of her beloved daughters, Jackie A. Payne (Roy), Debora P. Sears (Hersey Jr.); her brothers, Langley Williams (Sherri), of Elizabeth City, N.C., Haywood Williams, of Suffolk, Va., and Michael Williams, of Portsmouth, Va.; four grandchildren, Joy Hite, Pleasure Lewis (Kolley), Hersey F. Sears III (Terri) and Jervel Sears; four great-grandchildren, Jaylen Joe, Adonis Joe, Kamiyah Lewis, Terry’on Sears; nieces, nephews, and a host of cousins, other family members and friends.

The family will receive visitors at 1200 Truman Road, Suffolk, Va. A service of triumph will take place at noon on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Macedonia AME Church, the Rev. Derrell E. Wade, officiator, and the Rev. Charles L. Harvin Sr., eulogist. Eula will be laid to rest at Carver Memorial Cemetery. Professional services are entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home.