Mildred Harris Williams

June 17, 1918 - August 28, 2013
Mildred Harris Williams


Mildred Harris Williams, age 95 of Wilmington went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

She was born in Goldsboro, NC on June 17, 1918. Her parents were Fred Harris and Ella Garner Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Williams, her parents, and her sister, Margaret.

Mildred is survived by her sons, Luther King Williams and wife Virginia of Myrtle Beach, SC, David Williams and companion Carol of Lincolnton, GA, Larry Williams of Wilmington, and her daughter, Barbara Boswell and husband Bud of Wilmington; her brother, Fred T. Harris and wife Marie of Eatonton, GA. She was blessed with five grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Paul Waters. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family will see friends an hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to her church, Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, 5224 Myrtle Grove Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403.

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  • August 29, 2013
    Sandra P Sims says:
    To All of the Family and especially Larry (the one I know most) I wish to give our condolences and just remember that Aunt Mildred is in a FAR better place now, with her Lord and Savior. No more hurting or having bad days and now she is seeing those that went before her once again! I totally miss the times at Aunt Glady's home and Aunt Mildred's Rum cake. It was the best! Just know that you all and she are in our prayers! Sandra (Sandy) Parcher Sims (Gloria & Dick Parcher's daughter)

  • August 30, 2013
    Dorothy Livingston says:
    My sympathy to all of you family of Mildred. I grew up with her in our house lot when she was dating!! and was a nurse. My Mother and Daddy, Sadie and Lee McArthur, loved her as I do. I had one sister, Nancy, who died in 2009 and one brother, Lee Jr.who lives in Hope Mills,NC. My condolences and write me if you will. Much love, Dorothy McArthur Livingston 411 Windermere Drive Fayetteville,NC 28314 or E-Mail me at above e-mail address.

  • August 31, 2013
    Carol Harris Luke says:
    Thinking of all of you today and regret we could not be with you for the Church service - I am certain it was a lovely memorial of Mildred. As first cousins we shared many happy times together and I will treasure them. Peace and love, Carol and Dawson Luke

  • September 10, 2013
    Lisandro says:
    That was a beautiful trtbuie to your Grandpa. I also have a special grandpa like you. We are lucky girls. Reading your talk, it feels like they don't make men like they use to. He probably felt very blessed to have a granddaughter that loved him and really listened to his words. I'm glad today is over for you.

  • September 09, 2013
    Karen Turner says:
    My Great Aunt Mildred, Uncle Luther, and cousin Larry have been a significant part of my life, especially growing up. I never spent a Christmas in Goldsboro without them. When Luther was alive, I loved his stories about shrimping and his boat - he was such a quiet and gentle man - so even keeled. Larry - when my first born came along, Larry would take her upstairs to see the 'Top of the Baby's Bottle' (the Goldsboro Water Tower) lit up at Christmas. The window in the upstairs hall bathroom was the perfect view and literally 'framed' the Water Tower. Aunt Mildred - I am so sorry she has left this earth - she was truly a Saint. She was one of my favorite aunts and I loved being around her. She was 'honest as the day is long', told it like it was, but had a ton of love and compassion for everyone. I thought she was solidly grounded in her faith, and she could keep a conversation going. This would will miss my Great Aunt Mildred, but I will miss her more. I chose the candle image because she was 'God's light' to this world.