Evelyn (Jarmon) WilliamsMay 1, 1928 ~ November 21, 2017 (age 89)
A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Evelyn “Ann Brown” Williams, 89 of Decatur, Alabama will be held Sunday, November 26, 2017, Westside M.B. Church at 12:30 p.m. with her nephew, Elder Bakari Brown leading the eulogy and her nephew, the Reverend Willie B. Jackson officiating. Inhumation will follow in Calvary Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral. Public viewing will be Friday from noon to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 10-2 at Reynolds Funeral Home.
Evelyn Williams was a devoted Christian, loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She was born May 1, 1928 in Lawrence County, Alabama to the late Oliver Jarmon and Sadie Maxwell Jarmon. Evelyn was one of 13 children and known as “Mrs. Ann” to all that loved her. She impacted those who knew her because of her gentle spirit, compassion for others and influence in her community.
Mother Williams served as a mother of her church, a member of Order of the Eastern Star, help founded the youth choir within her church and a leader of organizations throughout her community. She was the pioneer of a strong family and taught the love for Christ and Godly principles to her children.
She leaves to cherish her memory: eleven children, Erskine Jr. Brown (Olivia), Charles Brown, Linda Batts (Anthony), La Freda James, Dennis Brown (Debra), Cathy Miller (Ricky), Sandra Garth, Tony Brown, John Williams, Jennifer Parker (Marlowe), John Allen Williams (Betsie); 21 loving grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; five sisters, Esther Brown of Atlanta, GA, Marjorie Steward of Hillsboro, AL, Alberta Walker of Cleveland, OH, Marva Reid of Moressa Valley, CA and Doris Jarmon of Decatur, AL and a host of nieces and nephews. Evelyn devoted her life to serving others, ministering and living everyday to the fullest. Without a single complaint, in her loving, patient and gentle spirit, she battled Alzheimer’s disease for many years as she resided at Valley View nursing home in Madison, AL. On November 21st, 2017 as a solider for Christ her battle came to an end. Her war was over and the victory is given to God Almighty! Evelyn Williams leaves a legacy; her sweet spirit and kind heart will live forever within her family’s heart.