Originally created 06/27/04

Mrs. Bessie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga.- Bessie Carter Williams was born September 12, 1914, in Columbia County, Ga., She died on June 24, 2004, at West Lake Nursing Home. Bessie was a member of the Gardner Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gelester Williams, Sr., son, Gelester Williams, Jr. and daughter, Mrs. Orvis Maddox. Survivors include four grandchildren, Geleste "GiGi" (Kelvin) Hilton, Delest "DiDi" (Reginald) Tutt, Shelby Williams and Tiffany Westbrook; three great- grandchildren, Kiara Westbrook, Jordan Westbrook and Tre'von Green; two sisters, Leslie Clark and Daisy (James) Barnwell; one brother, Phinizy Carter, New Britain, Conn.; sister-in-law, Otis Carter; and legal guardians, Wilhelmina Carter and Sandra McGee; daughters-in-law, Barbara Williams and Kathy Williams; son-in-law, Richard Maddox; stepson, Jackie Leverett; three god children, Victoria Willis, Michael Thomas and Amy Monker; and a host of nieces and n ephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at 1 p.m., at the Gardner Grove Baptist Church, 3511 Wheeler Road, Augusta, Rev. Rufus Copeland officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment, serving the CSRA since the 1800's. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle June 27, 2004