Violet Marie Wishon Williams, 80, of Mobile, AL arrived in Heaven in the early hours of Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Violet relocated to the Mobile area in the late 1950s where she met her husband of 55 years, John “Johnny” O. Williams. The two married in 1960 and were the first couple to be married at Travis Road Baptist Church in Mobile, AL.
Violet was preceded in death by her husband, John “Johnny” O. Williams; father, Horace Preston Wishon; mother, Vada Ree Leonard Wishon; and sisters, Evelyn Motsinger, Pansy Cardwell, and Doris Passmore.
She is survived by her sons, Jonathan Preston Williams (Julie) of Milton, FL and Jeffery Scott Williams (Sylvia) of McRae-Helena, GA; grandchildren, Scotty Williams (Taylor), Lynnsie Southwood (Taylor), Jordan Williams (Nicole), Lauren-Marie Williams, Aunna Williams, Jonathan Williams, and Elaina Williams; six great-grandchildren; brother, Don Wishon; and sisters, Merlyn Cooper and Delores “Reesie” Boger.
Violet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a woman of great faith. In many ways, she was the “true north” of her family, always pointing to Jesus. She was known for her kindness and the way she made people feel at ease and valued. She was a woman who faced many trials and adversity throughout her life, but her trust in the LORD never wavered. She was a faithful warrior in prayer for her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family members and friends.
The family will hold a private memorial service, For those who wish to view the memorial service, please click the link for a livestream of the service.
We love you, Mom. And we will miss you greatly. We will all see you again in our Father’s Kingdom.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Covenant Hospice of Providence Hospital nurses and staff for your tender care of Mom during her final days.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
Violet was very special to me.
I will miss her terribly.
Violet has been a dear, dear friend for many years. She was a great encourager and showed her love through many thoughtful expressions. She shared her prayer needs with me and we prayed together many times My husband and I will miss her. Love to all the family.