Ms. Elvira Hudson Williams, 94, formerly of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 12:00PM (Noon) at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 668 Burnt Hickory Road, Cartersville, Georgia 30120.
Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those that will be attending the service. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to ensure the family will be able to attend the service, so there is a possibility of some friends not being admitted. However, the service will be LIVE-STREAMED.
Early Wednesday morning, May 19, 2021, Elvira Hudson Williams made a peaceful transition from earth to glory to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Elvira was born on
September 17, 1926, to the late Frank James Hudson and the late Bessie Weems Hudson Jones. She was the third child of ten siblings. Affectionately known as Lou , at an early age, she
joined Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she received and embraced her spiritual education. She was extremely proud of being a student of God’s word and loved
Sunday school and teaching classes. She started her education in the Bartow County School System and subsequently graduated from Lemon Street High School in Marietta, Georgia.
Upon completing her education, Elvira taught school in the Mission Community. In 1948, Elvira, age 21, and her cousin Mabel, age 17, decided to leave the comforts of their home and relocate to Los Angeles, California. This is where she met her late husband, Wilbert Williams. During this union, their family expanded with the birth of their daughter, Sophia Renee
and son Kerry Lee. God instilled a nurturing spirit in Elvira, and she loved children. In addition to caring for her own children, Elvira cared for the children of a physician in Beverly Hills,
California, and later cared for children in her home as a foster parent for the state of California.
Elvira resided in Los Angeles, California for 24 years and enjoyed her time there, but made the decision to return home to Georgia in 1972. Elvira worked many years at Springdale Nursing Home in Cartersville, then later as the first aide nurse for Good Year Mill, where she retired.
The family thrived and continues to live in Georgia this current day. Elvira’s daughter, two granddaughters, and three great grandchildren reside in Austell, Georgia. Elvira’s son and
granddaughter reside in Cartersville, Georgia. Elvira lived a long happy and healthy life and will be lovingly remembered for her infectious smile, good sense of humor, straightforwardness, and growing beautiful flowering plants.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, and four sisters.
She leaves to cherish her memory; two children, Sophia Renee (Williams) Wilson and Kerry Lee Williams; three grandchildren, Shannon Williams, Sophia ReShawn Wilson, and Lauren Michelle Wilson; three great grandchildren, Shreya Janee Wilson, Aubrey Ezekiel Wilson-Price,and Shyaan Journee Wilson; one sister, Shirley Ann Broadnax; a God-daughter, Cheryl Jones, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.
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Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.
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