Minnie Williams

February 14, 1935 - August 26, 2018
Minnie Williams

Minnie “Odessa” Williams, age 83, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

She was born in Wilmington, on Feb. 14, 1935, the daughter of the late Edward W. Watkins and the late Mary L. Mintz Watkins.

She is survived by her children; Phyllis (John) Smith, David (Dori) Williams and Brenda Nettell; many grandchildren; brother Richard Watkins and sister Faye (Brad) Brown; 3 sisters-in-law and 1 brother-in-law and special friends Pastor Gene and Gail Ridley.

Together with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Williams, son Daniel Williams, great-granddaughter Jewels Ross and 4 siblings.

Special thanks to the NHRMC staff and the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the love and support they showed to our family.

A celebration of Odessa’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at TMCfunding to the Elks Lodge, 5102 Oleander Dr. Wilmington NC 28403. For the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Waccamaw.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • August 29, 2018
    Susan Wilcox says:
    I never realized how much Odessa looked like Aunt Louise. Though I haven't seen her in a long time, I remember spending time at her house when I was a child. I know she was loved and will be missed by all the family.