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Funeral services for Deaconess Janet D. Williams, 55, will be 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend John L. Ragland, Jr. is the pastor. Interment will take place in the Lane Chapel Cemetery. Deaconess Williams will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Deaconess Janet Denise Holt Williams was born on September 17, 1963 to Pastor John Henry Purter and Ms. Bessie Jean Holt in Talladega, Alabama.

Mrs. Williams united with Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church at a young age. In 2000, she became a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. She served as a Deaconess, vice president of the Missionary Society, head announcer on the Announcement Committee, on the Nurses Guild, served as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the usher board and a vacation bible school teacher. Janet was a member of the graduating class of 1981 of Talladega High School. She was employed with Alabama Industries for the Deaf and Blind, TMI and Spring Valley.

On June 26, 1994, Janet and Donald C. Williams were united in holy matrimony.

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, God saw call Janet to Glory and reward her with her Crown and eternal life in Heaven. She was preceded in passing by her grandson, Baby Elijah Cornelius Carmichael; parents, Pastor John Purter and Bessie Holt; and two loving aunts, Jessie Jean Holt Glover and Gladys Holt Clay.

She leaves to cherish her memories his loving husband of 24 years, Donald C. Williams of Talladega, Alabama; one daughter, Quantilla D. “Tia” Holt of Talladega, Alabama; one son, Edward. C. Carmichael, III of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Linda G. Morrow of Newnan, Georgia; one brother, Pastor Samuel B. (Frances S.) Holt of Birmingham, Alabama; mother-in-law, Arie M. Williams of Talladega, Alabama; two special friends, Sister Odelle Sims Taylor and Sister, Kathleen Bolton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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  • Thursday, February 7, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Terrys Metropolitan Mortuary
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019
    My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
    ~ gc
  • Friday, February 8, 2019
    To the family: Losing a loved one is so painful because death is not natural and we will never get used to it. But, ALMIGHTY GOD gives us the hope of seeing our loved ones again through a resurrection right here on the earth.(John 5:28,29) What a wonderful hope to look forward to! May you find comfort in the Bible's promise at Revelation 21:3,4, which states "death will be no more." May the love of our CREATOR, family and friends carry you through this difficult time.
  • Friday, February 8, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Quantilla & Edward.
    ~ Carmeshia Owens   Cantonment, FL
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    ~ Sandra Franks Gurley   St. Louis, MO
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    ~ Sandra Franks Gurley   St. Louis, MO
  • Friday, March 8, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and some comfort in the words found in Psalms 9:9, which reads: “Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez