Anne Bennett Williams

Published 7:59 am Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Anne Woodley Bennett Williams, 90, of Elizabeth City, died April 11, 2020 at the Citadel Transitional Care Center. She was born June 15, 1929 in Pasquotank County to the late Thorburn Powell Bennett and Marion Woodley Bennett. She was the widow of Saint Elmo Williams, following seventy  years of marriage.

A native of Elizabeth City, Anne graduated from Elizabeth City High School and was a former employee of The Daily Advance newspaper. She was a lifelong member and former board member of First United Methodist Church and served as a lay delegate at the United Methodist Church Annual Conference and was a two term president of the United Methodist Women. She was formerly a choir member, president of the Fellowship Sunday School class and an elementery Sunday School teacher. Anne was a long time member of the Betsy Dowdy Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution and also Elizabeth City Junior Women’s Club.

Anne is survived by son Charles Raymond Williams; grandchild Charlotte Parker Williams; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by daughter Marion Cook “Cookie” Williams; son Powell Bennett Williams; and brother and sister-in-law, Charles Thomas Bennett and Claire Love Bennett.

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A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist, 210 South Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is serving the Williams family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at