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Donna Y. Williams

Martinez, GA – Donna Y. Williams, 69, entered into rest Friday, August 26, 2022, at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Calvary Baptist Church, Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, with Dr. Glenn Taylor and Reverend Rick Nevard officiating.

Interment will be at Bethsalem Baptist Church in Billingsley, AL, on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 11:00 AM.

Ms. Williams, daughter of the late Melvin and Gertie Mae Wilkins Yeargan, was a native of Chilton County, AL. She was a retired educator who served schools in Columbia, Richmond, and Johnson Counties as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and principal. In addition, she served the Lord in music ministry for over fifty-five years and at the time of her passing was Music Director at Cokesbury United Methodist Church. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Ms. Williams was known by her love, which was evident in her expressions of hospitality, generosity, and compassion. She had a gentle spirit and a gift for making people feel at home in her presence. She loved to cook, garden, read, and care for her home. Nevertheless, her most important legacy and greatest joy was found in service to her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother- in-law, George Dobbs.

She is survived by her children, Brant Williams (Mallory), Landon Williams (Megan), and Amanda Greene (Eric); her grandchildren, Alyssa Greene, Bryan Greene, Emory Williams, Penn Williams, Mary Margaret Williams, and Everett Williams; her siblings, Shirley Smith (Bill), Melvolene Dobbs, and Steve Yeargan; her nephew Mark Smith (Sheryl), her nieces Kim Bice (DeWayne) and Aimee Dobbs; as well as her great nieces and nephews Anna Kate Bice, Jameson Bice, Tiffany Smith, and Drew Smith.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

6 responses to “Donna Y. Williams”

  1. To the Family of Donna Williams,
    I was so sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a sweet lady who loved the Lord. I worked with her at Curtis Baptist School and she was such a joy to work with. I am praying God will surround you with His comfort and peace.
    John 16:22 “So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.”
    Blessings,
    Heidi Dodd

  2. So sorry.. praying for peace & comfort for all the family and friends.. I worked with Donna when she was at Brookwood Elementary.

  3. Donna was an excellent person in many ways. She worked hard to acquire her education and musical skills and then poured her heart into her work. She used her work and talents to bring out the best in others, and to bring glory to Jesus. Someone said that Donna could get music out of a group of singers that were high on desire and low on ability. She encouraged every person that wanted to share a song, to participate when she would have fifth Sunday night sings. Margaret Fort(maiden name) so blessed me on one of those nights by singing “What a Day that Will Be.” Donna has experienced that day!

  4. My condolences to all of Donna’s family; you are in my prayers during this time and the coming days, weeks, and months. The loss of a mother is something that doesn’t go away quickly. I knew Donna from Calvary, from Curtis Baptist School and as a friend. She was truly a loving person and a pleasure to always be around. She loved serving the Lord and she will truly be missed here on earth by all who knew her.

  5. I worked with Donna at Curtis Baptist School. I am so grateful for our time together! She truly helped me as a teacher and friend. I will always remember her counseling talent. She would tell students to have good friends, you must be a good friend. She had a talent for impacting how you thought about a situation and then how to improve that situation. Sending love in her memory.

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