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Julia Mae Williams

January 31, 1946 ~ May 10, 2022 (age 76)


Mrs. Julia Mae Smith Williams was born January 31, 1946, in Hopkins, South Carolina.   She was the youngest child born to the late Albert Crumbie and Annie Barber.  She departed this life peacefully in her sleep and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9, 2022, at her residence in Hopkins, South Carolina.

“Mae Mae,” as she was affectionately called by family and friends, attended the public schools of Richland County and was a 1964 graduate of Hopkins High School.  She was employed for many years as a Child Care Giver at Trinity Episcopal Child Care Center and then with St. Paul Child Care Ministry before she retired.

Julia was united in holy matrimony to her childhood sweetheart, the late Henry “Bay Bay” Smith. Their union was blessed with 41 years of love and devotion before he went home to be with the Lord.  Though Julia and Henry were never blessed with children of their own, God blessed them to be surround by many who were just like children to them.  She was later united to the late Carnell Williams Sr.

Julia Mae was a faithful and dedicated member of St. John Baptist Church in Hopkins, South Carolina.  During her tenure at St. John, she served as a member of the Usher Board and later as Church Mother.

Julia Mae’s life is exemplified in Matthew 25: 34-36, which reads:  34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Williams was also preceded in death by her sisters, Alberta Lemon, Corrine Ruth and Mary Barber.

Those who will forever cherish fond and precious memories of Julia are her sister, Martha Ruth Smith of Hopkins, South Carolina; her loving nieces and nephews, Jeannette (Albert) Cunningham, Odetta (Alonzo) Webber, Patricia (Larry) Williams, Martha L. Smith, Carla (Anthony) Taylor, James (Patricia) Lemon, Robert (Phyllis) Lemon, Jr., Stafford Barber and Henry Barber; and a host of  great-nephews and nieces; and other loving relatives and dear friends, all of who join the family in sharing the grief caused by her departure, but rejoice that she is resting with the Lord.

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 Service Program


May 17, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
May 18, 2022

1:00 PM
St. John Baptist Church
30 Reverend Neal Circle
Hopkins, SC 29061

Interment following funeral service

St. John Baptist Church Cemetery
30 Reverend Neal Circle
Hopkins, SC 29061

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