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Gloria Williams Peterson, 67, daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Wheeler Williams, affectionately known as “Winky”, was born on November 11, 1952 in Sumter. She departed this earthly life on Monday, July 20, 2020. Gloria was known for her love and devotion to her grandchildren whom she cared for. The manner in which she unconditionally loved the church and helping others had great influence on many people and acquaintances. Gloria is survived by: her grandchildren, Zinekia and Omar Pearson; three brothers, Nathan (Darlene) Williams, Larry (Alice) Williams and Anthony (Sarah) Williams; three sisters, Hadiyah (Frank) Muhyee, Elizabeth (Clarence) White and Shirley (Donald) James and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held 1 p. m., Saturday, July 25, 2020 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with Pastor Dale E. Edwards, officiating, eulogist.

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