Welcome to Williams Funeral Home
We want you to feel comfortable and at home. Our goal is to make our guests, and your guests, feel at home, or at ease. We understand the importance of our role in the celebration of the life of your beloved family member. We continue to pledge our service and support to the community of Sumter and the surrounding areas. We owe these communities a debt of gratitude for their years of trust and support.
We provide this website to you as a way to answer some of your questions about Williams Funeral Home, Inc. and its services. While we view our website as a service to you, we do not consider it a substitute for personal contact and service. So if you have questions you would like to discuss, or there is a way we may assist you, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Today, we honor and celebrate the life of our dear mother, Edith R. Watkins (aka “Handful”). Edith was born on August 16, 1949 to the late Thomas and Edith Robinson in Sumter, South Carolina. Edith was married to the late Abraham Watkins, Sr. On Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, our mother entered into eternal life with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Edith attended the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Lincoln... Read More
After a lifetime of accomplishments and service, Terrel C. Jones passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Terrel Jones was born on January 21, 1961 in San Francisco, California to the late Essie Mae and Jesse Jones. Terrel graduated from Bedford High School in Boston, Massachusetts in 1979. Terrel joined the United States Air Force in August of 1979. Terrel began his military career stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB working in the medical field. It was there that he met and... Read More
Melvin Eugene Parker, 66, a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, and also known as “Polecat”, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. He was born on February 19, 1957, in Sumter County, the son to the late Josephine Nickens Parker and Willie Parker, Sr. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. After graduating from Sumter High School in 1975, he attended South Carolina State University for two years and later attended... Read More
Annie Mae Smith was born in Sumter County on June 19, 1932. She was a daughter of the late John Buck White and Irene Shaw White. She departed this life on March 7, 2023. Annie Mae was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. In her youth, she joined Bethel A. M. E. Church in Sumter. Annie Mae spent most of her adult life in the City of New York. Upon returning to Sumter, she joined St. Mark Four Bridges Baptist Church, where she faithfully attended until her health began to... Read More