Deaconess Tamer M. Williams entered eternal rest on Monday, July 24, 2017 at her home in Ladysmith, Virginia. She was born on August 1, 1921 to the late Philip and Jennie Morris in Richmond, Virginia.
In 1945, she was united in holy matrimony to the late Richard C. Williams. Together they raised ten children, six of which preceded her in death-Thomas, Ellen, Rosa, Arthur, Sandra and Richard, Jr.
Deaconess Williams was employed for over ten year at the Westminster Canterbury Assisted Living Facility in Richmond, Virginia. She worked in the area of housekeeping and retired in 1986.
As a young woman, Deaconess Tamer Williams accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and joined the First Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Dawn, Virginia. There she allow her gift of singing to shine as a member of the choir. She was indeed a song bird through the years blessing many with her sweet and power voice. In later years, she was ordained as a Deacon at the Assembly of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Through her continued love for the Lord, she dedicated her final service and membership to the Second Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Many affectionately called her Mother Williams and she shared her wisdom with both young and old. One quote she often shared was “If someone throws a rock at you, you throw a piece of bread at them.”
She enjoyed the church and did not mind praising God by coming out the pew and shouting down the aisle. She had us all “Walking in Jerusalem just like John.”
Indeed Deaconess Williams was loved by many. She leaves to cherish her memories one son, Charles Morris of Newark, New Jersey; three daughters, Tamer Milbourne of Franklin Park, New Jersey, Evangelist Patricia Studvent (Rev. Percy Studvent, devoted) of Ladysmith, Virginia, and Prophetess Joanne R. Walker of Ashland, Virginia; a devoted granddaughter which she raised as her own, Rev. Sandra Williams of Colonial Heights, Virginia. She also leaves a legacy of 21 grandchildren, four devoted, Jennifer and Charlene Morris, both of Virginia, Pamela Anderson of Virginia and Prudence Smith of North Carolina; 24 great grandchildren, and 36 great-great grandchildren; son-in-law, Russell Frazier, two sisters, Ruby Campbell (Walter), Corine Morris; sister-in-law, Virginia Morris, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. One devoted niece, Arlene Jones.
Owens Funeral Service (Ashland)
Friday July 28th, 2017
4:00pm - 8:00pm
104 Green Chimney CT
Ashland, VA 23005
Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Saturday July 29th, 2017
31220 Old Dawn Rd
Hanover, VA 23069
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Mama Tamar, I will miss your loving spirit and your kind and gentle ways. I always looked forward to hearing you sing "Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John" at First Mount Calvary. You were a great inspiration and role model to all of us at First Mount Calvary. There are so many precious memories that I have of you. But most of all I remember the love that you always shared with me. When my own mother passed away, you were right there to comfort me and to let me know that you were there for me. To Elder Studvent, Prophetess Walker, and the rest of the family, thank you for sharing Mama Tamar with me. And just know that I am here for you just as your mom was there for me. Love you all and may God continue to embrace each of you with His grace, mercy, and His love.
Cheryl Smithers Alsop
Submitted by Cheryl Smithers Alsop on Jul 28 2017 01:51:34 PM
Auntie, you were indeed a Phenomenal woman, among many you alone was Queen. Your laugh, humor and compassion was unsurpassed. I'm happy that through the years I had the chance to thank you for nourishing my body and brain. When nobody else would feed me and my baby brother, you did. You had children of your own but without a word, you gathered my brother and me to you, feed us and in so doing saved two small children from abject hunger. Thank you Queen. You have many stars in your crown and a secure place in the arms of the Lord. I love you more than I can put into words. Rest in Peace, dear Lady I will always Love you
Submitted by Jean Morris on Jul 28 2017 10:39:35 AM
Deborah Green lit a candle for Tamer Williams
Deborah Green lit a candle on Jul 28 2017 08:48:15 AM
Soror Sandra, Aunt Tricia, Aunt Joanne, and the entire family, thank you for sharing mama with me for all these years. I know she is dancing and singing for the Lord. She loves God so much. I love you all to live.
Dr. Laurie Johnson-Brown
Submitted by Dr. Laurie Johnson-Brown on Jul 27 2017 11:21:37 PM
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