Sally Williams

Sally Williams Obituary


Age - 90


September 11, 2023


Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Funeral services for Sally R. Williams, 90, will be held 3:00 p. m. Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at Swansea United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Melrose Memorial Gardens in Swansea. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Swansea UMC; 305 N. Church St. ; Swansea, SC 29160. Ms. Sally passed away Sunday, September 10, 2023. Born in Swansea, she was the daughter to the late Lewis and Rean Fort Rast. She was a lifelong member of Swansea UMC where she sang in the choir. Ms. Sally earned her music degree from Coker College and was an accomplished pianist and soloist. She loved all animals, especially horses and dogs. She often competed in horse shows earning many blue ribbons in her competitions. She was well known for her cooking and baking with her specialty, among many family favorites, being her pear pie and her "Mama Sally Cake". "Mama Sally" as she was known by her family, will be missed dearly by her loving family. She is survived by her son, Andy Williams (Susan); daughters, Lisa W. Hawsey, Angela W. Eskridge, and Nancy W. Sharpe (Jimmy); grandchildren, Trent, Kerrie, Zachary, Lauren, Kelli, Madison, Sally, Andrea, and Adam; and great-grandchildren, Austen, Landon, Kyleigh, Ashton, Cullen, Gannon, Kenzly, and Tucker. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years, Malachi A. Williams; and sisters, Beth Giles, Annette Brown, Mary Lewis Smith, and Kathryn Williams. The family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to Amedisys Home Health and Hospice for their loving care and support for Mama Sally.

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