LENORA DAVIS WILLIAMS, one of sixteen children born to the late Robert Hankin Davis and Mary Henderson Johnson Davis, was born in Jackson, Northampton County, North Carolina, on September 27, 1919. She entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 4, 2016, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Lenora received her education through the Northampton County Public School System, and she also attended the Saint Paul Institute of Nursing where she received a certificate of Home Nursing. After leaving the home nursing field, she worked in food service for the Baltimore City Public Schools, with her last place of employment being Frederick Douglass High School.
Early in life, Lenora sought Christ as her personal Saviour and joined Roanoke Chapel Baptist Church in Jackson, North Carolina. After moving to Baltimore, she joined Fountain Baptist Church where she served on the Nurses Guild, and Good Shepherd Baptist Church where she was a Deaconess. She later became one of the founding members of North Star Baptist Church where she was the Financial Secretary, served on the Deaconess Board, and sang in the choir.
In 1947, she met James Williams of Elams, North Carolina, and two years later on January 6, 1949, the two were united in marriage. This union lasted sixty-five years until his passing on October 31, 2014.
She was preceded in death by fourteen siblings to include Rebecca Bailey, Cornelius Davis, Noah Davis, Lillie Mae Lowe, Rovella Watson and Earlene Starks. She was also preceded in death by her son, William A. Thomas.
Those left to cherish her memory are one son, Curtis L. Williams; one daughter-in-law, Mildred; one brother, Emmanuel S. Davis; one sister, Hester Moore (Harry); another brother-in-law, Theodore R. Williams; one sister-in-law, Lucille E. Davis; four grandchildren, Michael E. Williams (Glenda), Angela M. Williams, Cheryl L. Williams-Smith (Donald) and Tremayne Thomas (Cindy); seven great-grandchildren, Brandon C. Smith, Michael M. Williams, Dedrick L. McCoy, Donald Joseph Lee Smith, Mackenzie Ann Marie Smith, William A. Thomas and Alivia R. Thomas; one great-great granddaughter, Natalie K. Smith; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016, from 11:00 A.M.- 12:00 Noon at Robinson Funeral Home, 215 US Highway 158, Littleton, NC. Burial will follow in the Elams Chapel United Church of Christ Cemetery, 203 Ebony Road, in the Elams community of Littleton, NC.