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Frances Williams

December 20, 1928 — August 18, 2022

Sutherland

Frances Johnson Williams, 93, of Sutherland, Virginia passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022. Born December 20, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Annie Estelle Johnson, and was also preceded in death by her husband, James Randolph Williams, Sr.; four brothers, James, Robert, Charles, and Edward Johnson; and sister, Annie Ruth Turner.

She was a lifetime member of Ocran United Methodist Church. After 28 years of dedicated service, she retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse from Central State Hospital. Post-retirement, she continued practicing as a nurse with Sutherland Family Practice, where she worked for a number of years. Frances was a member of the Young at Heart Club and Dinwiddie Diamonds.

She is survived by six children, Jimmy Williams and wife, Gail, George Williams, Johnny Williams and wife, Joanne, Carol Gibbs, Joe Williams, Tammy Williams and husband, Chris Rollison; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister, Lois Auxier (Jim Hunt); and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022 at Ocran United Methodist Church, 20221 Cox Road, Sutherland, Virginia 23885 with the Reverend L. Ray McGarr officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

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Visitation

Sunday, August 21, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights Chapel

2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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Funeral Service

Monday, August 22, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Ocran United Methodist Church

20221 Cox Rd, Sutherland, VA 23885

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Interment following funeral service

Monday, August 22, 2022

Ocran United Methodist Church Cemetery

20221 Cox Rd, Sutherland, VA 23885

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