Alice M. Williams also well known as “Lil Bit” was born in Cameron Milam County, Texas on November 13th, 1932 to the union of JD Henry and Annie Mae Canady-Henry. She was the youngest of 5 children.
Alice accepted Christ at an early age and baptized at St. John Baptist Church in Lamesa, TX. She completed her education and graduated from Blackshear High School in Texas where she was also voted most friendliest and played on the girls basketball team.
Later, Alice married Prince “Bob” Williams; within this union she had 2 boys: Larry
Williams; Leonard Williams and her only daughter Veronica Williams. Although she
never remarried she was blessed with twin boys, her youngest children; Deric and Eric Russell.
Migrating to San Francisco, CA in 1963 Mrs. Williams later became a devoted member of El Bethel Baptist Church where she sung in the choir and inherited the nickname “Hollywood”. She worked as a cook at Pine Towers Convalescent Home and retired after 26 years. Outside of working Alice was an excellent cook and beautician. She studied and completed the Cosmetology program at Marinello Schools of Beauty, San Francisco.
“Lil Bit” loved her children, family and friends unconditionally. She was preceded in death by her Husband Prince “Bob” Williams, Parents: JD and Annie Mae Henry, Grandmothers: Kate Canady and Cora Collins, Brother’s: Tim and Jimmie D Henry and Great Grandson Demondre Harrison.
Alice M. Williams leaves to cherish her precious memories her children: Larry and Wife Saroya Williams of Elk Grove CA, Leonard and Wife Adrian Williams of San Francisco, Veronica Williams and Fiancé Derek McCullum of San Francisco, Twins Eric and Deric Russell of San Francisco. Sisters: Catherine Renfro and Cora Carroll of Lamesa, TX. 13 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, numerous friends and relatives. She also leaves her special long time friends: Katie, Betty, Gayle and Sherrie.
Well respected, honored and love by all she touched. One of Alice many characteristics was how she could so easily make friends with the people that came into her life.
Whether it was the neighbor next door, the mailman or just a person she may have met at the store; no one was ever really a ‘stranger’ to her. She had a wonderful way of
making them the center of her time and attention and before long she was calling them, her friend. Her most endearing quality, of course, was her love and faith in the Lord.
Words, could never capture completely the richness and beauty of Mrs. Alice Williams life and legacy, but we are all beyond blessed to have known a living Saint.
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