|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1911|
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 2002|
MONCKS CORNER Emma Law Woodard Baker Williams, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Trident Regional Medical Center in Charleston.
She was born Oct. 26, 1911, in Hartsville, a daughter of the late William Penn Woodard and Bessie Louise Bacot Woodard. After the death of her father, she was adopted and reared by an uncle and aunt, the late Eugene Baker and Corrine Law Baker. She was the widow of John O. Williams.
She was a graduate of St. Johns High School in Darlington and Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. She taught school in Berkeley County schools for 38 years and retired in 1974 as the first Adult Education Supervisor of Berkeley County.
She was the last surviving charter member of First Presbyterian Church. She served her church as a trustee, elder, president of the Women of the Church, and taught Sunday school for many years.
She was a charter member of Moncks Corner-Pinopolis Book Club, which formed in 1936. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Berkeley County Artist Guild and Senior Friends. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Kappa Kappa Iota teaching sororities. She was a former member of the Dorchester Artist Guild and Charleston Artist Guild. She was a member of the S.C. Huguenot Society, as a direct descendant of Pierre Bacot.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Sister Williams Beaty and her husband, Jim, of Moncks Corner; four sons, Willson McKewn ``Mack'' Williams of Georgetown, Frederick Eugene ``Gene'' Williams and his wife, Jane, John ``Jack'' Bacot Williams and his wife, Mary Julia, and Thomas ``Tom'' Edgerton Williams and his wife, Ann, all of Pinopolis; a sister, Margaret Sims of Greensboro, N.C.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Reeves and the Rev. Dr. J. Ben Sloan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Johns Baptist Church Cemetery in Pinopolis.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 181, Moncks Corner, SC 29461; Queens College, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC 28274; Presbyterian Home of South Carolina, 201 W. Ninth N. St., CMR 140, Summerville, SC 29483; or the church or charity of ones choice.
Mayer Funeral Home, Georgetown chapel, is in charge.
Saint Johns Baptist Churchyard
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Patti Yourko Burns
Record added: Feb 21, 2010
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