Gwendolyn Williams

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 2, 2009

Gwendolyn B. Williams
RICHMOND—Gwendolyn B. “Gwen” Taylor Williams died Sept. 28, 2009.
She was born on Sept. 9, 1955, to the late Bernard and Everlean Taylor.
Mrs. Williams was a graduate of Sussex Central High School Class of 1973. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University. She also worked at VIDD as a family specialist for kids with disabilities.
She worked at Walter Reed Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital as a respiratory therapist for many years. Her last occupation was director of the day care at First Union Baptist Church.
She confessed Christ at an early age and joined Calvary Baptist Church, Yale.
After moving to Richmond she joined First Union Baptist Church, where she served as president of the Women’s Ministry, head of the Nursery Ministry and various other ministries.
She was a very compassionate, faithful, kind and loving sister in Christ to all she met.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shonta, and her parents.
Survivors include her husband, David S. Williams; son, Marquis Williams; daughter, Tammara Williams; two grandsons, Quentin and Devin; goddaughter, Alexis Mitchell (Maurice); sister, Anne McKoy of New Jersey; aunts, devoted, Shirley Johnson of Varina, Ann Little of Petersburg, Helen Green of Yale, Inez Taylor of Richmond and Louise Taylor of Petersburg; uncles, Melvin Green (Cora) of Havelock, N.C., Caleb Green (Edith) of Hampton, Ronald Green of Emporia, Emmett Taylor of Drewryville, Larry Green of Philadelphia, Willie Taylor (Elizabeth) of Jarratt and Robert Taylor (Jean) of Emporia; five nephews and six nieces; mother-in-law, Annie Givens (Nathaniel); grandmother-in-law, Ella Lewis; brothers-in-law, Clarence Williams (Rynette) and Michael Fleming (Lesha); sister-in-law, Michelle Brown (Ricky); devoted cousins, Claudia “Cookie” Threatt of Hopewell, Tracie Wilder and Paula Stewart, both of Varina, Katie Jones and Mazelle Brown that gave her special care; devoted friends, the Revs. Roberta Jackson and Charlene Martin; and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to name.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at First Union Baptist Church, Richmond; the Rev. Dr. Horace Wade, pastor, and the Rev. Roberta Jackson officiating.
The interment will be held at the Morning Star Baptist Church, Capron.
The family will receive friends at 4821 Banton St., Richmond, and may be contacted by calling (804) 271-1139.
J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., Petersburg, is in charge of arrangements.
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