“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7
Florence Williams, 77, was born January 03, 1944, in South Mills, North Carolina. She departed this life on December 24, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Elliott and mother to her late daughter, Phyliss Elliott and sister to her late brothers, Henry L and Johnny Lee Elliott.
She became a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in Norfolk, Virginia in the mid 1960’s and participated in the church choir and junior missionary ministry. She was given the special honor of being named a church mother in her later years. She was a tender and tenacious mother: teaching her children the love of Christ, integrity and instilling dignity. She was a housewife for 17 years and held a diverse set of odd jobs from brick cleaning to housekeeping. She was always praised for her work ethic and honesty. Florence gave extraordinary advice about faith, life, love and was very knowledgeable about money management. Her life’s goal was to please the Lord and to never stop thanking him for what he did for her, her family, her church and her friends.
She is survived by her 10 children: Marie Linton (Chris), June Brinkley (Wyman), Judy Spivey (Trevior), Carolyn Williams (Marvin), Yolanda Legette (Quincy) (counted as a daughter) James Williams Jr., Clayton Williams, Karen Jones (Randal), Eric Williams and Samuel Williams (Stephanie), her two sisters, Francis Turner and Jeannette Stokley and one brother John Junior Elliott. She also leaves to cherish her memory, 21 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Florence had a host of hobbies such as playing bingo at her senior complex, fishing, traveling around the country for church services, shopping, raising plants, and she was an avid movie watcher. She loved a good family get together and learning how to use the latest technology.
Her motto was “Keep the Faith”.