Carol Ann Mims-Williams
Carol Ann Mims-Williams

February 24, 1945 - September 22, 2019
Born in Manning, SC
Resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Celebration of the Life of Carol Ann Mims-Williams

Carol Ann Mims-Williams passed suddenly from this natural life to eternal life on September 22, 2019. She was born on February 24, 1945 to her birth parents, Bertha Mims and George Crim, and lovingly raised by her adoptive parents, Eldee Dozier Thompson and John G. Thompson of Manning, SC and New York, NY.

Carol, born in Manning, SC, was raised in New York, NY. She was educated in the New York school system. In 1979, she and her family relocated to Pennsylvania, where she became a licensed nurse and later earned her Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from Lincoln University (PA).

Carol’s faith, warmth and caring spirit flowed through everything she did. She was a nurse for numerous years at various health and social institutions, such as St. Ignatius Nursing Home, University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Youth Study Center and more. Later in life, she began teaching in the Philadelphia School District, focusing on children with special needs.

Carol had many interests and passions. She was politically astute and socially conscious. From a young age until her death, she despised social injustice. She became active with various causes, she even participated in a walk for freedom with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the early 1960s and volunteered with the NY congress office in the 1970s. She also focused on her community. Carol served as the neighborhood block captain for many years, registered voters, volunteered yearly with the election polls, and even ran for an elected position in city government.

She loved the community, specifically the kids. Affectionately known as Ms. Carol or Mama Carol, she was known to give to anyone in need. Whether it was food, books or clothing, if there was a need she tried to help. She loved to cook, garden, teach, write, and crochet. She was known to crochet hats and scarves and give them to family, friends and anyone who seemed in need. She self-published two books: When Momma Prays and Brown Sugar’s Poems.

Carol was predeceased by her husband, Ronald J. Williams and leaves to celebrate her life and carry out her legacy, her seven children: Loray Ann Thompson-Drake (Charles Drake) of NY, Guy Sinclair Mills (Janice Mills) of GA, Kyp Flood of NC, Dia Regina Williams Adams of PA, Rhonda Ann Mims-Williams of PA, Marcia Ann Mims-Washington of PA, and Andre Neal Morris of PA. Her eight grandchildren, who affectionately called her Nana: Mander Best, Dakota Best, Nia Morris, Andre Morris, Emerson Mills,
Ellis Adams, Victoria Mills, and Asher Morris. Raised by Eldee and John Thompson as the adopted and only child, Carol was blessed to have recently reconnected with her eleven siblings: Willie Mae McFadden, Jonathan Mims, Margaret Thomas, Barbara Gamble, Earl Samuel, Willie Jay Samuel, Michael Samuel, Michelle Samuel, Gwendolyn Payne, Vincent Samuel and Timothy Samuel, and a host of nephews, nieces and extended family.

Carol was a light and energy that you simply could not contain no matter how hard you tried. She was a strong and amazing woman of God, and her faith and strength was evident in everything she did. She had a unique ability to give everything she had and still walk away whole. She loved her family and her friends. She loved the word of God and her favorite scriptures, which she recited and shared often, were Psalms 91 and 119.

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Memorial Service
Ebenezer Temple Pentecostal Church
5649 Christian Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19143
Saturday, September 28, 2019
12:00 PM