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Catherine (Griffin) Williams

June 26, 1938 ~ September 30, 2019 (age 81)

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"ALL day and ALL night Angels are watching over the Williams Family"

During the early morning hours of Monday, September 30, 2019, our Lord dispatched his angels to bring home our beloved Angel on Earth Catherine Griffin Williams, which is now our precious Guardian Angel. Catherine departed this life at the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chesapeake, VA. 

She was born on June 26, 1938 to Lemuel Griffin Sr. and Adaline Mae Stokley Griffin in Pasquotank County, NC. She was the youngest of twelve children. Lemuel Griffin, Jr., Vassie Griffin, Helen Garett, Lynburgh Griffin, Rosa Lee Williams, Johnny Griffin and Millet Griffin all preceded her in death.

Catherine was married to David Leroy Williams, Sr. in Perquimans County, NC in 1953.

Her legacy was enhanced with the Godly love that she portrayed to her family and friends. But she lived for the Lord and had great admiration for her church (Lambs Grove Missionary Baptist Church) of Elizabeth City, NC and church family. She had a special love for Pastor Oscar E. Butts and his wife Gail Butts of Camden, NC.

She also had much love for her yard and those crazy hedges. Its always took a seafood sampler from Quality Seafood to get her to come in from the yard.

The Williams children have decided on the following arrangements for their beloved mother. On Friday, October 4, 2019 a Graveside Service will take place at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Elizabeth City, NC, starting promptly at eleven o'clock in the morning. Pastor Oscar Butts will bring forth words of comfort for the family and friends. 

Catherine leaves to cherish her precious memories- Susette Overton (Clinton) of Elizabeth City, NC, David Williams, Jr. (Dianne) of Goldsboro, NC, Ronney Williams (Jackie) of Elizabeth City, NC, Terry Wayne Williams (Linda) of Winston Salem, NC, Cynthia Poole (Walter) of Elizabeth City, NC, Juliet Godfrey (Robert) of Elizabeth City, NC, Wanda Mae Williams of Elizabeth City, NC, Helen Tate –Sweet- Sweet (Harry) of Elizabeth City, NC and Melony McCoy also of Elizabeth City, NC. She also, leaves behind brothers: Mavin Griffin (Nell), Alvin Griffin, Jubby Griffin both of Elizabeth City, NC and a sister Mary Kirkland of Virginia Beach, VA; thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great grand children, special friends Michael Balance- (Mr. Goodman) and Raymond Griffin (lawn mower man), Gertrude Williams (Tru Tru), George Griffin whom she referred to as Brother, and much love for Geraldine Riddick of Elizabeth City, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Griffin-Williams Family has entrusted Catherine into the professional care of the Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home, to provide unprecedented, sincere personalized and compassionate services to them during the final care of process for Mrs. Williams. Please continue to uplift the Williams Family and the connected families through words of comfort, prayers, hugs, thought or a smile or two.


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Graveside Service
October 4, 2019

11:00 AM
Graveside Service (Memory Gardens Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC)

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