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Winifred W. Williams

winifred williams

December 14, 1958 ~ May 16, 2022

Born in: Cincinnati , OH
Resided in: San Antonio , TX

Winifred Antoinette Wimberly Williams, “Winnie,” was born December 14, 1958, in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the first child to Rev. William S. Wimberly, Sr. (deceased) and Georgia Mae Ivey Wimberly (deceased).  Winifred first shared love with her siblings, brothers William Solomon Wimberly, Jr. and David George Wimberly, and one sister Ivey Jane Wimberly (deceased).  Winifred accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Bethel Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She has continued to be a faithful servant of the Lord having memberships in several local San Antonio area churches and eventually moving her membership to Resurrection Baptist Church and serving in the Guest Services Ministry at the Redland Oaks Campus.

After her parents moved to Midway, Kentucky, she received her high school education at Woodford County High School in Versailles, Kentucky, graduating in the class of 1977.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Eastern Kentucky University.  During her time at Eastern Kentucky University, Winifred pledged and became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Rho Chapter, on December 12, 1979.

Subsequently, she relocated to Texas where she received a Master of Public Administration degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio and was employed by the US Air Force and US Army serving as a contracting officer for Kelly, Brooks, and Randolph Air Force Bases as well as a contracting officer and procurement analyst for Fort Sam Houston for a combined 32 years.

She retired in 2015 and continued to live a life of compassion, love, and a strong faith in God.  After retiring from the federal government, Winifred took flight and soared more in her love of traveling, shopping, meeting people and searching for family history on  She remained active in her community as a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, San Antonio Alumnae Chapter and as a charter member of the National Women of Achievement, Incorporated, San Antonio Chapter.

Winifred met the love of her life and married Dr. Lawrence Williams, Sr. on May 20, 1995 and enjoyed a blissful union until the end.  Upon the onset of this union, God blessed her with three children: Marcus L. Williams (Jarah), Vernetha Dionne Williams, and Lawrence R. (Ray Ray) Williams, Jr.  and eventually grandchildren Jordan D. Williams and Lorenzo J. Williams.  She also gained more brothers and sisters whose names are Leroy Williams (Marie), Velma D. Frazier (Leonard), Rosetta Cerf (Eddie), Lawanna J. Williams, Melvin D. Williams (Donna), Gloria J. Lee (Kenneth), Rev. Charles E. Williams (Jeannette-deceased), and Dr. Marvin J. Williams, and brothers and a sister who are now deceased whose names are Mercidee Casey (Lemon-also deceased), Clarence Williams (Shirley-also deceased), James Williams (Dorothy), John H. Williams, Jr. (Mildred and Peggy), Curtis Williams, and Carl Williams.  In addition to these family members, Winifred will always be cherished by her remaining uncles and aunts Arnell Holmes, Lovey Ross (Henry), Willie “Uncle Pip” Reynolds, and Mary Reynolds, and a bundle of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Winifred took the journey we all must take alone. Prayerfully she is enjoying the next stage of her time rejoicing with her parents and sister who preceded her in death, as well as her deceased grandparents Alberta Ivey Christian, George Ivey, Sr. {Pauline), George Wimberly, and Annie Mae Wimberly.  She has also been reunited with her deceased uncles and aunts Paul Wimberly, Moses Wimberly, Taylor Wimberly, Willie Wimberly, George Wimberly, Jr., William H. Wimberly, Annie Mathis (Henry), Johnnie White (Willie), George Ivey, Jr., Arthur Ivey, Morris Ivey, John Bennie Ivey (Trudy), Willie Lee Jackson (Doris), Clarence Ivey, and twins Gladys and Gloria Ivey.

In life, we loved you, Winifred. In your leaving, we love you still.  In our hearts you hold a place that no one else will ever fill.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Halo House Foundation in memory of Winifred Williams.  Halo House is a Christian-based facility that provides temporary housing to blood cancer patients and their families while undergoing treatment at the Texas Medical Center including  MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.  Lawrence and Winifred loved the support provided by Halo House while she underwent stem cell treatments.  Please consider donating to this tax exempt, worthwhile organization in memory of our beloved Winifred Williams.  To donate, you can access the link or scan the QR code below. 

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Broadcast Date:

Meadowlawn Funeral Home Broadcast


Visitation: May 28, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Resurrection Baptist Church - Redland Oaks Campus
16875 Jones Maltsberger Rd.
San Antonio , TX United States


Service: May 28, 2022 10:00 am - May 24, 2022 12:30 pm

Resurrection Baptist Church - Redland Oaks Campus
16875 Jones Maltsberger Rd.
San Antonio , TX United States


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  1. CandleImageSweet sweet Soror. My heart is hurts. HP triangle loses another link but never our bond. A piece of us goes with you and we will be forever blessed having shared our youth, space and time. Fly high sis and watch over us. Kiss my sands Karen. I know she was waiting for you at the pearly gates. Love you to INFINITY…

  2. CandleImageMy sweet sands #1. I will miss our loooong conversations and our girls’ trips. I’ll miss your voice and your little bitty self who was the boss of everyone. I love you, Winnie. Until we meet up again your sands #3.

  3. Sending my sincere condolences to the family. I really didn’t know Winnie very well, but her brother William and I were pretty good friends. We were all at Eastern Kentucky University at the same time, Winnie was a couple of years ahead of us. Rest in peace.

  4. CandleImageDear Winnie! You have your heavenly Wings. Your earthly heart was pure, honest, and unconditional. And now our Lord has called you home to spread your Wings. I will miss our “back in the day…” conversations!! Your insight on so many topics, as well as being a resource of information will be missed. The Ohio Crew of the Pacer’s + one have been reminiscing with joy, laughter, and happiness as we were honored to have met you and have had you in our life for over 30 years. We love you and we will see you at the gates when our Savior calls us home. Love you Dear Winnie! Tracy Shelton

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. May God strengthen you and please keep in mind he won’t put more on you than you can bear. My prayers and sympathy are with your entire family.

  6. To Winifred’s family and friends, my sincerest and deepest condolences. Thank you for making me feel warmly~welcomed when I joined our church ministry. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.

  7. From one Ms. Williams to another Williams family. May the Lord Christ bless your family during these difficult days. Amen.

  8. CandleImageI had the honor of working with Winnie from 2014 – 2015 as a HQs Procurement Analyst. She was a great teammate and fun to work with. My deepest sympathy and condolences for the entire family during this difficult time.

  9. Orlando Vance Wimberly Sr. And Family Your CUZN in Toledo, Ohio Will see you after while in GODS KINGDOM ( WINNIE)

  10. My condolences and prayers to the
    the Williams family. I have many memories spent with a great person in my life she will be missed.🙏🏽🙏🏽

  11. CandleImageMy prayers and deepest condolences to the Williams Family. Will miss going to listen to the jazz concerts with you.

  12. To one who “made me” a Delta. Oh my goodness. My sister in so many ways! God rest your soul. Prayers to Winni’s family and friends. 👍🏽❤️

  13. CandleImageWinnie was a beautiful spirit, and it was a true blessing to serve with her in the Guest Services ministry at the ROC.
    My most sincere condolences and prayers to the Williams Family.

  14. CandleImageSister Winifred. I’ll miss our talks. I’m glad you were fully informed and did things your way. May you rest in peace. Blessings to your family during this time. You are loved :)

  15. May your faith and the love of God sustain you in these difficult times my sincere condolences to the family

  16. CandleImageI will always remember and treasure the fun times and joy you brought to every outing or event we attended together. You will be dearly missed.

  17. CandleImageWinifred you were such a beautiful spirit. May you rest peacefully in the bosom of our Lord and Savior. RIP

  18. CandleImageDeepest sympathy to the Wimberly and Williams families. We are Sharing in your sadness as you remember Winnie. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

    Tavis Knighten and The Knighten Family

  19. CandleImageShe was such a bright spot in the world. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

    Nancy Martin & Peter Thomas

  20. CandleImagePlease accept my deepest and most heartfelt condolences during this most challenging time.

  21. CandleImageWinnie, I’m gonna miss you! your smile, kindness, all of our phone conversation and the knowledge we shared with each other. Gone to soon, R.I.P until we meet again!

  22. CandleImageFred and I are sorry we want be with you and family on tomorrow. We are praying that you will have the support of family and lots of love surrounding you. Our hope is that you will have continued comfort and peace in the days to come.

  23. CandleImageDear Wimberly and Williams Family,

    It is with deep heartfelt sadness and grief that we have learned of the passing of our beloved cousin and sister in the faith. Her father was brother to our Uncle Paul (Wimberly) who was married to our mother’s older sister, Margie Wimberly.

    We grew up together with her and her two brothers and sister In Ohio and Kentucky. Our parents laughed, sang , prayed and generally enjoyed each other so very much as Pastors and First Ladies while their “Preachers’ kids” also enjoyed and played together.

    When we went south to Alabama to be with family and be on the family land we very often stopped at their home for devotions/prayer, food and fellowship and overnight stays. The Pastors preached for each other at their churches. We also remember the family at Angél and Ronald Drew’s wedding in Springfield, Ohio.

    We had been in contact over the years since that time and have visited together in San Antonio. Such fond memories of her as children and forward.

    Just so hard to believe she is gone.

    “Winnie” was and continued to be a sweet and beautiful soul in Christ and deeply loved family. Her light was bright and the world is dimmer now in her passing. We love you Winnie and will miss you.

    Dr. Williams and family, please accept our condolences prayers at this difficult time for our beloved “Winnie.”

    A donation will be given in her honor and memory from us.

    The Children of Rev. Roosevelt V. Walker &
    Rev. Elder Geneva Willis Walker

    Rev. Dr. Angélique Walker-Smith (“Angél”)
    Rev. Dr Ronald Drew Smith (husband)
    Mr. Victoreold Roosevelt Walker (brother)
    Ms. Tanya Walker (sister)
    Ms. Konsuella Walker (sister)
    Ms. Asha Genevieve Smith (daughter)
    Ms. Ella Keri Jackson & Janese ( daughter/granddaughter-Tanya))
    Mr. Reggie Sampson (son-( Tanya)
    Ms. Jansee’Frazier Walker (Vic)
    Master Zane (Walker)Lewis (Konsuella)

  24. CandleImageOur Heartfelt Sympathy to the William and Wimberly family. Winnie will be missed. She was a beautiful and wonderful woman and will live on in our hearts.

  25. Love you Winnie! You have always been a shining light in the lives of many❤️🎈

  26. You have always been a shining light in the lives of many. You will be missed and always love my cousin/sister❤️🎈

  27. This world has lost a much loved person who gave so much and time to others…Winnie we say our good byes until we see you again….Love you cousin..

  28. My condolences to the Williams Family. My memories of Winifred will always be in my Heart. May you Rest In Peace My Friend.

  29. My deepest condolences to the Williams and Wimberly family. Winifred and I worked together as contract specialist for the Air Force at Kelly AFB back in the late 80’s. She was a very pleasant co-worker, easy to talk to and always had a smile that made me feel good.

  30. Winifred our paths crossed if only for a short-time. lasting impression proves the kind of person you were. I will always remember as kind and gentle. You received your wings before I could say “Thank you”. Always in my heart.

  31. My Dear Soror and Cousin,

    It hurt my heart today to find out of your passing. We talked a few months back when you called me because you wanted to bless a few sorors with some of the Delta hat and scarf sets I produced. You called me to let me know you received them and that you were feeling much better. I thought about you last month, so I called you, but did not get an answer. Yesterday, while I was packing the orders for the Southwest Region scarf and pin sets for San Antonio Alumnae Chapter, I thought of you again. I stopped packing and called you to make sure you had ordered your set. You did not answer, so I left a message. Your husband called me today and when the phone rang I saw your name and number and excitedly said…”Hey Cousin Soror!!” When I heard his voice, my heart fell, I knew what he was going to tell me. I’m so sorry Cousin/Soror that I’m just finding out. You were such a sweet person, with a heart of gold. I will miss you and our Delta talks. May your sweet soul sleep in perfect peace. Love you, Simone

  32. I just found out today and was so deeply saddened!!! What a nice, kind, caring, entertaining woman that I share 12/14 birthday with! We met on a cruise and shared a cabin with Carol Finger and Dina Wells, all of us substituting for others who couldn’t go; the fantastic voyage cruise left a lot to be desired, but the friendship born out of the experience made the trip worthwhile. The next year we went on the soul train cruise, had a great time, rebooked, but then the pandemic and life took an interesting turn. You couldn’t go this year, but I was still looking forward to our next cruise! Who knew that the last one would be your last one…

    My condolences to Winifred’s husband, family, friends – may the memories of all the lives she touched comfort you.

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