Geneva B. Williams
Geneva B. Williams

March 31, 1921 - July 31, 2017
Born in ​Kenbridge,​ ​VA
Resided in Philadelphia, PA

Obituary

GENEVAâ,‹ â,‹B.â,‹ â,‹WILLIAMSâ,‹ â,‹wasâ,‹ â,‹bornâ,‹ â,‹toâ,‹ â,‹theâ,‹ â,‹unionâ,‹ â,‹ofâ,‹ â,‹Nannieâ,‹ â,‹Ragsdaleâ,‹ â,‹Morganâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹Jasperâ,‹ â,‹Russell Bridgeforthâ,‹ â,‹onâ,‹ â,‹Marchâ,‹ â,‹31,â,‹ â,‹1921,â,‹ â,‹inâ,‹ â,‹Kenbridge,â,‹ â,‹VA.â,‹ â,‹Herâ,‹ â,‹motherâ,‹ â,‹passedâ,‹ â,‹whenâ,‹ â,‹sheâ,‹ â,‹wasâ,‹ â,‹stillâ,‹ â,‹an infantâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹sheâ,‹ â,‹wasâ,‹ â,‹raisedâ,‹ â,‹byâ,‹ â,‹herâ,‹ â,‹paternalâ,‹ â,‹aunts,â,‹ â,‹fromâ,‹ â,‹timeâ,‹ â,‹toâ,‹ â,‹time.â,‹ â,‹Herâ,‹ â,‹fatherâ,‹ â,‹madeâ,‹ â,‹hisâ,‹ â,‹homeâ,‹ â,‹in Pleasantville,â,‹ â,‹NJ. 
 Genevaâ,‹ â,‹spentâ,‹ â,‹herâ,‹ â,‹developmentalâ,‹ â,‹yearsâ,‹ â,‹withâ,‹ â,‹auntsâ,‹ â,‹inâ,‹ â,‹Indianaâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹Virginia.â,‹ â,‹Sheâ,‹ â,‹attendedâ,‹ â,‹public schoolsâ,‹ â,‹inâ,‹ â,‹Indianapolisâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹theâ,‹ â,‹Firstâ,‹ â,‹Baptistâ,‹ â,‹Churchâ,‹ â,‹ofâ,‹ â,‹Indianapolis,â,‹ â,‹whereâ,‹ â,‹sheâ,‹ â,‹wasâ,‹ â,‹baptizedâ,‹ â,‹at anâ,‹ â,‹earlyâ,‹ â,‹age.â,‹ â,‹
Genevaâ,‹ â,‹attendedâ,‹ â,‹G.P.â,‹ â,‹Phoenixâ,‹ â,‹Highâ,‹ â,‹Schoolâ,‹ â,‹inâ,‹ â,‹Hampton,â,‹ â,‹VA.â,‹ â,‹Sheâ,‹ â,‹wasâ,‹ â,‹aâ,‹ â,‹graduate ofâ,‹ â,‹St.â,‹ â,‹Paulâ,‹ â,‹Normalâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹Industrialâ,‹ â,‹Schoolâ,‹ â,‹inâ,‹ â,‹Lawrenceville,â,‹ â,‹VA,â,‹ â,‹whichâ,‹ â,‹certifiedâ,‹ â,‹herâ,‹ â,‹toâ,‹ â,‹teach.â,‹ â,‹She taughtâ,‹ â,‹schoolâ,‹ â,‹inâ,‹ â,‹Chatham,â,‹ â,‹VAâ,‹ â,‹forâ,‹ â,‹twoâ,‹ â,‹years. 
 Genevaâ,‹ â,‹relocatedâ,‹ â,‹toâ,‹ â,‹Philadelphiaâ,‹ â,‹duringâ,‹ â,‹Worldâ,‹ â,‹Warâ,‹ â,‹II,â,‹ â,‹whereâ,‹ â,‹sheâ,‹ â,‹workedâ,‹ â,‹forâ,‹ â,‹theâ,‹ â,‹Philadelphia Aircraftâ,‹ â,‹Navyâ,‹ â,‹Yardâ,‹ â,‹untilâ,‹ â,‹theâ,‹ â,‹endâ,‹ â,‹ofâ,‹ â,‹theâ,‹ â,‹war.â,‹ â,‹
Onâ,‹ â,‹Augustâ,‹ â,‹6,â,‹ â,‹1946,â,‹ â,‹sheâ,‹ â,‹marriedâ,‹ â,‹theâ,‹ â,‹lateâ,‹ â,‹Arthurâ,‹ â,‹L. Williams,â,‹ â,‹withâ,‹ â,‹oneâ,‹ â,‹son,â,‹ â,‹Leroyâ,‹ â,‹J.â,‹ â,‹Williamsâ,‹ â,‹(Deceased),â,‹ â,‹Raymondâ,‹ â,‹F.â,‹ â,‹Williamsâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹Mariaâ,‹ â,‹D. Williamsâ,‹ â,‹(Deceased)â,‹ â,‹wereâ,‹ â,‹bornâ,‹ â,‹fromâ,‹ â,‹theirâ,‹ â,‹union. 
 Genevaâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹Arthurâ,‹ â,‹joinedâ,‹ â,‹Unionâ,‹ â,‹Baptistâ,‹ â,‹Churchâ,‹ â,‹inâ,‹ â,‹Southâ,‹ â,‹Philadelphia,â,‹ â,‹whereâ,‹ â,‹theâ,‹ â,‹threeâ,‹ â,‹Williams' childrenâ,‹ â,‹wereâ,‹ â,‹baptizedâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹Genevaâ,‹ â,‹servedâ,‹ â,‹onâ,‹ â,‹Usherâ,‹ â,‹Boardâ,‹ â,‹#2. 
 Later,â,‹ â,‹inâ,‹ â,‹1960,â,‹ â,‹theâ,‹ â,‹Williamsâ,‹ â,‹familyâ,‹ â,‹movedâ,‹ â,‹toâ,‹ â,‹theâ,‹ â,‹Overbrookâ,‹ â,‹sectionâ,‹ â,‹ofâ,‹ â,‹Philadelphiaâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹joinedâ,‹ â,‹Mt. Carmelâ,‹ â,‹Baptistâ,‹ â,‹Church.â,‹ â,‹Genevaâ,‹ â,‹servedâ,‹ â,‹asâ,‹ â,‹recordingâ,‹ â,‹secretaryâ,‹ â,‹ofâ,‹ â,‹theâ,‹ â,‹Ladiesâ,‹ â,‹Auxiliaryâ,‹ â,‹underâ,‹ â,‹the administrationâ,‹ â,‹ofâ,‹ â,‹Jacquelynâ,‹ â,‹Wilcherâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹thenâ,‹ â,‹Lucyâ,‹ â,‹Banks.â,‹ â,‹Sheâ,‹ â,‹alsoâ,‹ â,‹volunteeredâ,‹ â,‹forâ,‹ â,‹kitchenâ,‹ â,‹duty forâ,‹ â,‹manyâ,‹ â,‹eventsâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹activities.  
 Genevaâ,‹ â,‹retiredâ,‹ â,‹afterâ,‹ â,‹30â,‹ â,‹yearsâ,‹ â,‹fromâ,‹ â,‹Oscarâ,‹ â,‹Mayerâ,‹ â,‹&â,‹ â,‹Company.â,‹ â,‹
Asâ,‹ â,‹anâ,‹ â,‹Easternâ,‹ â,‹Star,â,‹ â,‹Genevaâ,‹ â,‹served asâ,‹ â,‹Past â,‹Worthyâ,‹ â,‹Matronâ,‹ â,‹ofâ,‹ â,‹Henryâ,‹ â,‹R.â,‹ â,‹Shockley,â,‹ â,‹Chapterâ,‹ â,‹Numberâ,‹ â,‹68. 
 Genevaâ,‹ â,‹leavesâ,‹ â,‹behindâ,‹ â,‹belovedâ,‹ â,‹sonâ,‹, â,‹Dr.â,‹ â,‹Raymondâ,‹ â,‹F.â,‹ â,‹Williamsâ,‹ â,‹Ed.â,‹D.; oneâ,‹ â,‹belovedâ,‹ â,‹grandson, Lawrenceâ,‹ â,‹W.â,‹ â,‹Tilghmanâ,‹ â,‹III;â,‹ â,‹twoâ,‹ â,‹belovedâ,‹ â,‹grandâ,‹daughtersâ,‹, â,‹Yvondaâ,‹ â,‹Williamsâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹Angelaâ,‹ â,‹Stamps;â,‹ â,‹6 greatâ,‹ â,‹grandchildrenâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹oneâ,‹ â,‹great,â,‹ â,‹greatâ,‹ â,‹grandchild,â,‹ â,‹severalâ,‹ â,‹niecesâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹nephewsâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹aâ,‹ â,‹hostâ,‹ â,‹of familyâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹friendsâ,‹ â,‹toâ,‹ â,‹cherishâ,‹ â,‹fondâ,‹ â,‹andâ,‹ â,‹lovingâ,‹ â,‹memoriesâ,‹ â,‹ofâ,‹ â,‹her. 

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Visitation
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
5732 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19139
Friday, August 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
5732 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19139
Friday, August 11, 2017
11:00 AM
Cemetery
Ivy Hill Cemetery
Easton Road, Box 27307
Philadelphia, PA U.S. 19150
Friday, August 11, 2017