Costella Black Williams
Funeral services for Costella Black Williams, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at Greater Mt. Olive M.B. Church, with burial in the church cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Williams, 92, died July 11, 2012, at Silver Cross Home. She was born in Little Rock, Ark. on July 27, 1919, to Willard and Aldenia Smith Black.
She was a retired cook for Silver Cross Home in Brookhaven and a member of New Jerusalem M.B. Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Othe Williams; brothers, Eulis, Marvin and Wilis Black and Ivey James Ford; and sister, Lucille Cooper.
Survivors are her sons, Edward Williams and wife, Sallie, the Rev. Jessie Williams and wife, Ella, of Springfield, Mass., O.C. Williams and wife, Sylvia, Leander Williams and Wendell Williams, of Brookhaven; daughters, Jeanette Dixon and husband, L.C., of Lansing, Mich., Patricia Hughes and husband, the Rev. William, Irma Smith, both of Brookhaven, and LeEdna Smith, of Meridian; and a host of grandchildren.
Ms. Costella Black Williams is the mother of the Rev. Jessie Williams of Springfield, MA. Jessie is a 1964 graduate of Eva H Harris High School, Brookhaven, MS.