Eula Mae Jamison Williams, 96, of Pembroke, died Tuesday morning February 12, 2008 ,at Chambrel Retirement Home in Williamsburg, Virginia . Born October 22, 1911, in Princeton, WV, she was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Ora Maynard Jamison. Eula was valedictorian of her graduating class at Pembroke High School in 1929 where she played on the womens basketball team . She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Radford State Teachers College (now RU) and spent thirty-seven years teaching, inspiring and loving her students in the Giles County Public School System. She was a member of Pembroke Womens Club, a life member of Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma (International Professional Teachers Organization) and Daughters of American Colonists. She was a devout Christian and member of Pembroke First United Methodist Church where she taught The Adult Sunday School Class for thirty years, sang in the choir , and was active on the Administrative Board and in The United Methodist Women . She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of fifty-two years Mervin D. “Shorty” Williams, a son-in-law John Randolph,Sr., her brothers Jack, Milton, and Bill Jamison, her sisters Gladys Jamison, Mildred Pack, and Lois Britts.
She leaves to cherish and love her memory her daughters Anne Maynard Randolph of Williamsburg, VA and Karen W. Hopper and her husband Dan of Durango, Colorado; her brother Royce P. “Rastus” Jamison of Pembroke; her grandchildren Katherine Witherspoon, John Randolph, Jr., Daniel Hopper, and Laurel Schaffer; and her great-grandchildren Anna and Jackson Witherspoon.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday February 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM in Pembroke First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at The Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to The Pembroke First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 69, Pembroke, VA 24136. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.