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An excellent woman [one who is spiritual, capable, intelligent, and virtuous], who is he who can find her? Her value is more precious than jewels and her worth is far above rubies or pearls. The heart of her husband trusts in her [with secure confidence], And he will have no lack of gain. She comforts, encourages, and does him only good and not evil All the days of her life. She looks for wool and flax And works with willing hands in delight. She is like the merchant ships [abounding with treasure]; She brings her [household’s] food from far away. She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And assigns tasks to her maids. She considers a field before she buys or accepts it [expanding her business prudently]; With her profits she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard. She equips herself with strength [spiritual, mental, and physical fitness for her God-given task] And makes her arms strong. She sees that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out, but it burns continually through the night [she is prepared for whatever lies ahead]. She stretches out her hands to the [e]distaff, And her hands hold the spindle [as she spins wool into thread for clothing]. She opens and extends her hand to the poor, And she reaches out her filled hands to the needy. She does not fear the snow for her household, For all in her household are clothed in [expensive] scarlet [wool]. She makes for herself coverlets, cushions, and rugs of tapestry. Her clothing is linen, pure and fine, and purple [wool]. Her husband is known in the [city’s] gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. She makes [fine] linen garments and sells them; And supplies sashes to the merchants. Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; And she smiles at the future [knowing that she and her family are prepared]. She opens her mouth in [skillful and godly] wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue [giving counsel and instruction]. She looks well to how things go in her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired); Her husband also, and he praises her

It is with a sorrowful heart that the staff and management of Harrington Funeral Home Inc; announce the passing of the late:

Mrs. Frances Williams (72) 
of Valdosta Georgia, moved from her old house and she moved from her old friends and she moved from her old way of life, she moved out
to a brand new life in paradise on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Evangelist Frances Peterson Williams was born on November 14, 1946 to the parentage of the late Dan and Willie Bell Peterson in Cairo, Georgia. Later years in life, the Peterson family migrated to Florida. At the age of 18, Frances heard the Word of the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ in her life. She was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost, in Florida, at Bethel Mount Zion Holy Union Church of God, under the leadership of the late Bishop Elijah Alford. During her time in Florida, she served faithfully under the late Pastor Alford and his wife, the late Sister Lena Alford. Frances was a light to her family as she was the first to receive the Holy Ghost and to live a Christian life amongst her parents and siblings. With time, the Lord blessed the Peterson family to become a part of the Royal Family of God.

Along her later life's journey, Frances' light shined bright and caught the attention of a young man by the name of Curtis Williams. Curtis traveled five years to Hallandale, Florida; until February 27, 1971, when he moved Frances to Valdosta- as the love of his life and wife. The Lord blessed this union with a marriage of forty-eight wonderful years and their only child, Jeffrey.

Upon moving to Georgia, Evangelist Williams joined Tridestone Mount Zion Holy Union Church of God and served faithfully until her declining health. Frances was a member of this organization for over fifty-six years- serving as a member, evangelist, and youth department worker. Frances was a warm and caring person. She was known as an excellent cook with a willingness to feed the people of God. Also, she was employed with Valdosta State University and retired after twenty-eight and a half years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Dan and Edward Peterson and grandparents; mother-in-law, father-in-law, brothers- in-law, William Doston, Arthur Williams Jr, Arthur Tyson, and Leverette Frederick.

She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life: her devoted husband of 48 years, Deacon Curtis Williams; her beloved son, Jeffrey; her beloved daughter-in-law, Felica; grandchildren, Kanisha, Jamayah, Aerial, Braxton, Akasha, Danyelle, Alex, and Calvin; great- grandson, Ky'Rei; sisters, Pastor Armie Lee Tyson, Louise Frederick, Jacqueline (Willie) Sales, Barbara Peterson and Retha (Rick) Woodberry; brothers, Pastor Bobby (Theresa) Peterson, Frederick Peterson, and Jimmy (Linda) Peterson. In addition, she will be missed by her brother-in-law, Johnny (Dorothy) Williams; sisters-in-law; Jackie Doston, Eva Williams, Jean (Leon) Mitchell, Mary (James) Moye, Christine Williams, and Diann (Pastor Troy) Riley; god-brother-in-law, Matthew (Farrie) Tooley; special niece, Mae Cowin; special caregiver, Arlene; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; special sister, Sister Mattie Glover; godchildren, Debra, Donna, Ashley, Frank Henderson, Bishop Bennie Calloway, and her Tridestone Church family.

Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. from Union Cathedral - 1050 ast Hill Avenue, Valdosta Ga.  Interment will follow in The Riverview Memorial Gardens, Bishop Wade S. McCrae is pastor - Pastor Gail Finley will officiate. 

Final rites are entrusted in the hands of HARRINGTON FUNERAL HOME INC. 

Mrs. Frances Williams (72)
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  • Saturday, March 09, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Harrington Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Dear Williams Family Please except my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved one. The loss of a love one is never easy; but the Bible gives us hope of a future in paradise here on earth and DEATH will be a thing of the past when you read ( Revelation 21:4 Psalms 37:10,11,29 ). May these scriptures bring comfort to the family during this time of grief.
    ~ Brodice Troy   Moultrie, GA
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Auntie, I want you to know that I love you ❤️. You have been a blessing in so many people’s lives and I’m thank God for you. May you Rest In Peace
    ~ Maranda Wallace   Valdosta, GA
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    We are praying for the Williams's family. Rest in Peace Darren and Cookie Lane- Jones
    ~ Darren and Cookie-Lane Jones   Valdosta, GA
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019
    SIP my Friend/Sister moving to your Heavenly Home, Love Always
    ~ Sharon Whites   Miami, FL
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I find a bible verse in Revelation chapter 21;4 that says , And he will wipe out every tear from thier eyes, and death will be no more, neither mourning or pain or sorrow.
    ~ Geneva Brown   Adel GA
  • Monday, March 18, 2019
    To the Family of Frances Williams: Please accept my expression sympathy in the loss of your dear love one. May the God of all comfort provide you with strength in this most difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). God promises that soon He will remove all causes of pain, suffering, and death (Revelation 21:3,4). We know that Almighty Jehovah God has not only the power but also yearns to fulfill this promise. Until that time, may you find comfort in this promise and treasure the special memories you shared.
    ~ L Brown
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez