Services for Exhorter Paula Williams, 47, who died Dec. 22, were held Jan. 4 at House of God Church, in Hazlehurst.
Elder Eddie L. Johnson, the Rev. Chaldean Wilcox, Elder Eddie Harmon and Elder Mae Y. Bivins officiated with burial in Philadelphia Cemetery.
Ms Williams, born in McRae, was the daughter of the late Pauline Williams and the late Eddie Solomon Sr. She graduated from Jeff Davis High School in 1990. She accepted the Lord on Oct. 23, 1992. She taught Sunday School, Young Folk and Friends Union and did missionary work at homes, nursing homes and hospitals. She was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Williams, father, Eddie Solomon, Sr.; sisters, Mary Ellen Roberts, Nina Coglin; brother, Eddie Franklin Solomon Jr.
Survivors include her motherly-aunt, Rosetta Montgomery; three sons, Stanley McRae Jr., (Jessica), Te’Morris Williams and Divonte King; two grandchildren, Carson McRae and Landen McRae; two God-daughters, Brayla Roundtree and Da’nasia Weems; eight sisters, Patricia Smith (Martin), Lutwinda Moore (Patrick), Yvonne Jackson (Eugene), Victoria Solomon (Gary), Linda Faye Baker, Stephanie Solomon, Tabitha Solomon, and Tamika Solomon; brother, Randy Solomon (Patricia); brother and sister-in-law, Joseph Coglin and Darlene Solomon and a host of relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers were Stanly McRae Jr., Divonte King, James Johnson, Timotheus Leron Solomon Jr., Te’morris Williams, Charlie Williams, Johnny Williams and Keith Williams.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Jeff Davis High School Class of 1990.
Music was rendered by Denise Dixon, Choir, and Mattie Parker.
Thornton’s Funeral Home of Hazlehurst was in charge of arrangements.