Originally created 09/14/03

Mrs. Dorthella Williams (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)



HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Dorthella Bondi (McGill) Williams, 84, of Hephzibah, died Sunday, September 7, 2003, at Brentwood Terrace Health Care in Waynesboro. Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 20, 2003, at Jenkins Memorial C.M.E. Church at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Williams was a native of Galesburg, Ill. and moved to Hephzibah with her late husband after retiring in 1983 as activity director at the Knox Manor Nursing Home in Galesburg. She was one of the founding members of Jenkins Memorial C.M.E. Church and served as the first pianist and Mother of the Church. She was active in the Missionary Society, the Delvers Social Club and the Waynesboro Toastmasters Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Williams; son, Clifton Williams; daughter, Martha Sue Williams; daughter-in-law, Esterlene Moss. She leaves to mourn her passing a son, David (Billie) Moss, Naperville, Ill.; a daughter, Rubianna (Donald) Porter, Cleveland, Tenn.; daughters-in-law, Sabine Williams, Hephzibah and Jill Mitchell, Kewanee, Ill.; grandchildren, Kim (Doran) Dobbins, Aurora, Ill., Garry (Dee) Moss, St. Charles, Ill., Brian Moss, David (Lucy) Moss, Aurora, Ill., Amber Williams, Serenity (Don) Bustamante, Kewanee, Ill., Jeremy Williams, Hephzibah; ten great- grandchildren; a niece, Ann Morrow, Chicago, Ill. and one great-niece; special cousins, Toni (Michael) Searles, Keysville, Rosella Peters, Galesburg, Ill.; godson, Bryce Jones, North Augusta; special friends, Christine London, Lettie (John) Jackson, Hephzibah, Vanessa (Derrick) Jones, North Augusta; Sharon (David) Burgess, Harlem, Ester Smith, Augusta and many other family members and friends. Always willing and wanting to help others, Mrs. Williams donated her body to the Medical College of Georgia. At a later date, a service and interment will be in Galesburg, Ill. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle September 14, 2003