Catherine Williams

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 15, 2010

Catherine S. Williams
SURRY—Catherine Sykes Williams entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.
She was a native of Southampton County and a resident of Surry, Va., for 23 years.
She was born on July 26, 1939, to the late Richard Branch and Nannie Sykes Branch.
Catherine ‘Mel’ was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Jonathan Anderson and LaNeyseya Overton.
She leaves to cherish her memories, a very devoted friend for 40 years, Dosson Smith; five devoted daughters, Maxine Williams of Smithfield, Angela Overton and Terri Williams of Surry, Crystal Johnson of Emporia and Sharon Parker (Kenneth) of Dendron; two devoted sons, John Williams (Shanita) of Surry and Aaron Brown of Newport News; two brothers, Joe ‘Pete’ Sykes of Virginia Beach and Henry Sykes of California; a half brother, Thomas ‘Bitty Boy’ of Murfreesboro, N.C.; 18 grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
A Homegoing Celebration will be held noon Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mt. Ray Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements are by Poole’s Funeral Home, Sabrina Hardy-Newby, Funeral Directress, (757) 357-4742.