Emma Lucas Williams, 96, of Pearisburg, formerly of Pembroke, passed away May 22, 2012. She was a daughter of the late William C. and Birdanna C. Lucas. She was preceded in death by her husband Rudolph B Williams, son-in-law R. G. Akers, daughters-in-law Patricia G. Williams and Sue D. Williams, three sisters Claudine L. Albert, Mary L. McCoy, and Evelyn L. Rumburg, and a brother Coburn C. Lucas. She retired from Giles Carpet Sales and was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Pearisburg, also Past-President of the Christian Womens Fellowship. She was a 66 year member and Past Worthy Matron of Pearis Chapter #124, Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law Patricia W. and Don Brookman of Pearisburg, Doris W. and Colin Kellam of Narrows, Lois W. and Dwain Anderson of Snelleville, GA; three sons and daughters-in-law Barrie G. Williams of Dalton, GA, Richard A. and Carol Williams of Sumter, SC and Curtis D. and Dreama B. Williams of Pembroke; thirty-three grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She hopes that she will be lovingly remembered by her children in whom she had magnificent faith and confidence, and by her many friends and family for whom she had great warmth and compassion.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with The Rev. Joel Saucedo and The Rev. Eddie Kendall officiating. Interment will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm before the services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 208 Ft. Branch Road, Pearisburg, VA 24134. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.