Ida Carrie Johnson Williams was born on August 8, 1935, in Macon, Georgia. After combating several health issues, she succumbed to death peacefully on  Saturday, December 10, 2022, in her sleep at her home. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Clarence J. Williams and her mother Ethel Johnson.

Ida was always concerned for the welfare of others. Her caring attitude was displayed in her secular career as a nurses’ aide at Monmouth Medical Center, in Long Branch, New Jersey. The most demonstrative display of Ida’s concern for others was spiritually. She was baptized along with her husband, as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, on January 28, 1961. Because of her love for her God Jehovah, she assisted many persons to develop their own personal relationship with God. One young lady who recently dedicated herself to Jehovah said that Ida’s many years of patient, loving concern for her helped her reach this decision.

Ida was extremely hospitable; her home was always open, and visitors were welcomed warmly. She displayed special attention to those who did not have their own families nearby; many young ones became part of the Williams Family for various lengths of time. Ida’s approachable, calm and non-judgmental manner caused many to seek life’s advice from her. She always directed such seekers to the principles from God’s word the Bible because she knew that this was the only way for successful living.

She was a great cook, was fun-loving, had a sense of humor and enjoyed playing cards and scrabble. Ida was a true Georgia Peach.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Robert (Susie), Ronald (Silka), Colleen, and Dinah Williams. Cousins: Ross, Leta, Linda, and Vertdell (Chubby). Honorary daughters: Lynn Garrett, Robin Luis, Lucille Tillman,  Michele Roundtree, Brenda Randolph,  and Allyson (Smoochie) Lynn  Hall-Miller, Camellia Hyman, as well as a host of spiritual sons, daughters and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 24, 2022,  at the Blackstone Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses,  3013 Cottage Road, Blackstone, VA 23824.


Condolence Messages

  1. Kimberly Hansen Caldwell

    17 December 2022 1 year ago

    Dinah and family,
    This is felt deeply by all of us. I look forward to the day when you call me and say, “Hey cuz. We got mommy and daddy back today!” Then the tears will be those of joy! I love you. My heart is with you and you’re in my prayers.

  2. Justin VanAssche

    18 December 2022 1 year ago

    We are deeply saddened at the loss of a great member of our family! She will always be “Aunt Ida”! We will miss you greatly! May the sadness of your family fall on our shoulders for us to be there for anything you need! May our memories always be fresh and make us smile! Love the VanAssche family

  3. Marvin John Towler

    19 December 2022 1 year ago

    I’ll never forget our many Scrabble battles. I love how kind of thoughtful Sister Williams was. My condolences to the entire family.

  4. Colleen McKoy

    23 December 2022 1 year ago

    have no idea what you must be going through but I know that there are no words to take away your sorrow. I also know what your mom meant to you as I have seen your affection up close and personal. My condolences to you and your family. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if I can be of any support.

  5. Brenda Randolph

    23 December 2022 1 year ago

    My heart and prayers are with all of you. I look forward to seeing that smile and hearing her laugh again very soon.

  6. Michael Turpin

    23 December 2022 1 year ago

    Sister Williams past away being a true servant of Jehovah God,all the Christian qualities of a good wife.

  7. Rosalie Eig

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    My Dear Williams family, I will always remember my wonderful sister and friend with loving thoughts and great respect. I had the honor of studying with her and I immediately recognized her deep love for Jehovah and the way my Ida lived her life. After years of studying I too wanted to dedicate my life and become a loyal friend to Jehovah. I am grateful to Sister Williams for the time and patience that she gave to me! I have so many wonderful memories,but I will never forget her smile and hearty laughter! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad and difficult time.

  8. Allyson Hall-Miller

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    In imitation of our Heavenly Father she went above and beyond in teaching us how to show loyal love….I am so very grateful for her fine example and look forward to the fulfillment of Jehovah’s promises in her behalf.

  9. James Ross

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    Greetings family, Leta and I send our prays and condolences. As you know Sis wasn’t only my oldest cousin she was my first girlfriend (You know the story). I thank God for allowing us to see each other one more time before her departure to glory. She is one of the great Ladies in our family; strong, kindhearted, loving, and so much more. Thank you (Especially Colleen) for taking such good care of her. Love you, Ross and Leta

  10. Darius and Lisa Bowles and Family

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    We just wanted to send our love and prayers to you all. I think of when we first met Mom and Dad and the smiles and the laughter, you knew you were in the right place. Home…Sis Williams was Mom for so many of us. We LOVE you all and continue to pray you.

  11. Deborah Simpson-King

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    It’s hard to imagine Ida not here when we can still see her… with that big smile and her laugh…
    I think the reason for that is because she’ll always be in our hearts…until such time as we see and hear her again!
    My heart goes out to you guys, Bobby, Ronnie, Colleen and Dinah…Let the God of Comfort, comfort you. Ken and Deb Simpson-King (Williams) ❤️

  12. Ken & Deb Simpson-King

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    It’s hard to imagine Ida not here when we can still see her… with that big smile and her laugh…
    I think the reason for that is because she’ll always be in our hearts…until such time as we see and hear her again!
    My heart goes out to you guys, Bobby, Ronnie, Colleen and Dinah…Let the God of Comfort, comfort you. Ken and Deb Simpson-King (Williams) ❤️

  13. Candi

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    My prayers to the Williams Family. Miss Ida was a sweet and thoughtful lady. I love all the stories Dinah shares with me & the love her parents had for one another. I’m sure they’re holding hands now as they hold a place in our hearts.

  14. Bettina Evans

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    My deepest condolences to the Williams family! My prayers go out to the family! May Jehovah continue to provide strength through this time!

  15. Linda Ivory

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    from the ivory family, our prayers and thoughts of comfort go out to you family at this time. For me she was never cousin Ida but Sis: kind, good natured, loved Jehovah and head a great sense of humor.. Was so very blessed to have her in my life. See you on the other side lovely lady. and yes Colleen thank you so very much for your loving dedicated care. Much love cousin Linda Ivory

  16. Woodhams Family

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    A mothers love is shown in what her children are. We are good friends with Ronald and Silka, and from that friendship we conclude that she was an incredibly self-sacrificing and loyal person. May the loyal God Jehovah comfort all in the Williams family and remember her love, joy, loyalty, and legacy.

    Ben, Rachel, Arabella and Rosalind Woodhams

  17. Jo Evelyn Toliver

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    RonAnd silks, so very sorry for your loss. Ron please know that our prayers are with you and we love you all very much. Hope to talk with you soon

  18. Judy payne

    24 December 2022 1 year ago

    My dear sister is going to be missed and I so look forward to seeing her again she was a great source of encouragement to me love to the family ❤️❤️❤️

  19. Patricia Cureton

    26 December 2022 1 year ago

    Dear Williams Family
    I send my deepest condolences and prayers to your family .. Ida was very hospitable we spent many times at your parents home in Long Branch . We had also visited in NC and had a wonderful time.. Looking forward to seeing both Clarence & Ida again

  20. Chad and Claudia Self

    26 December 2022 1 year ago

    Claudia and I are happy to have been part of the family while she, Clarence, Colleen and Dinah were in Asheville. I don’t think we ever came out a winners if Ida was at the table playing cards, but we never failed to carry off smiles and warm hearts from any time we spent with them.

    We can’t wait to see Ida and Clarence united in the resurrection as we can only imagine how much fun they’ll be when they have their full vigor back. We know we’ll get even better stories than the “fluffed pillows” and rack up ever more enjoyable losses at cards. We especially look forward to Clarence’s baritone laugh and Ida’s chuckle.

    We love y’all tons. Since we can’t be there for hugs in person, please give each other some good ones.

  21. Rodney and Jacia Cosby

    27 December 2022 1 year ago

    Ida will be greatly missed, I always asked here how high she was kicking and we would have a good laugh, soon she will be kicking higher than me and she can have a well deserved good laugh at me. How wonderful it will be to hear her joyous laughter again. We really loved her and all the Williams family and are prayers are with you.

  22. Yvette Goins

    03 January 2023 1 year ago

    I look forward to seeing you and brother Williams in a world that will be free from pain, sorrow, sickness, and death. I always felt at home and enjoyed being with you and your family. May Jehovah be with you family and my prayers are with you all during this time .

  23. Gail Love

    25 January 2023 1 year ago

    Extending Deepest Condolences to you in the loss of your loving mother. The pain of a loss so dear is beyond words, but not beyond love. You are not alone. We stand with you in your time of deep sorrow.

    The beauty of a mother is like no other
    Her love never fades…
    There are memories that time does not erase

    May her love continue to resonate in the lives of family.
    Though we did not have the pleasure of meeting your mother. We can see she is worthy of appreciation and remembrance because we know you. With time and love, may the gift of memories be a comfort to your heart and bring you peace. She will be remembered with warmth and dignity though deeply missed. Please be assured Jehovah is close to the broken hearted. He will give attention to you with increased mercy and loyalty. His heart is most sensitive and tender to you especially in times of sympathy. Grief is a lonely road no one wants to walk. Wishing you the comfort and hope in the promises of tomorrow when loved ones will never part. All our thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this journey of deep loss.

    Deepest Condolences
    Loyally & Faithfully
    on behalf of
    Your Brothers & Family
    DH Cong.

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