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“Our deepest sympathy on the physical passing of Aunty Maude. Her sweet, sweet spirit will always live with us. Theodore, Georgiana, Theodora &...Read More »
1 of 53 | Posted by: Theodore & Georgiana Johnson - NY

“Uncle Lemuel, Femie, Lemuel, Jr., Dinah, Lina and Syl: At a time like this, there is not much to be said, but to give thanks and praises to our...Read More »
2 of 53 | Posted by: Dellie Dellie - Raleigh, NC

“Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. ”
3 of 53 | Posted by: David & Diane Mariotti - Auburn, NH

“So sorry for your loss. Aunty Maude will be surely missed. May her soul rest in peace. God Bless! ”
4 of 53 | Posted by: Rosaline During - Raleigh, NC

“In all the world we shall not find A heart so wonderfully kind, Always willing to help others. You were kind, gentle and unselfish. Because...Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: Horace & Rosemary Parkinson - NC

“We will miss you. Rest in perfect peace. ”
6 of 53 | Posted by: Mervyn & Glynis Randall - Raleigh, NC

“Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Len. It is never easy to lose a parent, they are part of us, and when they leave us we seem to have an...Read More »
7 of 53 | Posted by: Teri & Mark(Cunningham/Marston) - NH

“Grandma Maude was a wonderful person and I am glad to say I know her. Happy she is at peace now and resting. Love you and your family like my own....Read More »
8 of 53 | Posted by: Dehcontee Taye - Raleigh, NC

“What a wonderful life? We know that you are with us, guiding and leading us!!! Uncle B and Aunt Yvonne ”
9 of 53 | Posted by: Beola & Yvonne Ghartey

“Quite a few of us were blessed to have crossed the path of Aunty Maude. We will always cherish the memories. Sleep on beloved, sleep and take your...Read More »
10 of 53 | Posted by: Granville Jones - Lorton, VA

“Rest in peace Aunty Maude. No more pain or struggling. We are going to miss you. ”
11 of 53 | Posted by: Gloria and Ivor Amartey - Garner, NC

“Please accept our deepest condolences for the passing away of our beloved Aunty Maude. For those of us living here in the area who knew her...Read More »
12 of 53 | Posted by: Mohammed & Philomena

“Please accept our deepest condolences for the passing away of our beloved Aunty Maude. For those of us living here in the area who knew her...Read More »
13 of 53 | Posted by: Mohammed & Philomena

“May you rest in peace ”
14 of 53 | Posted by: George Sylvester - Manchester, NH

“Auntie Maude Williams of the famous "L'Hotel de Camayen".. We your Children and extended family will miss you dearly. No one has crossed your path...Read More »
15 of 53 | Posted by: Alexander Williams and Family - MD

“Aunty Maude, With deepest sympathy. May your soul rest in peace. You will be missed. ”
16 of 53 | Posted by: Hilary and Edna Taylor - Cary, NC

“I know I will miss you, Auntie Maude. I learn so much of our culture from you. I learn to speak even your words you taught me in creole. I know...Read More »
17 of 53 | Posted by: Alma Williams - garner, NC

“Dear Uncle Lemuel and family, Aunty Maude was our Mum's best friend and we have fond and fun memories of them during their days in Freetown City...Read More »
18 of 53 | Posted by: Desmond WOODE - Aunt

“Miss Maude was one of my bosses at the Freetown City Council, my first employment. She was more like a mother than a boss, because we (young folks...Read More »
19 of 53 | Posted by: Rodney O Meheux - Durham, NC

“DEAR LENE AND FAMILY, WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED AND CARED FOR MY FRIEND MISS ALICE. SHE WAS VERY SPEICAL TO ME.I REMEMBER ALL THE TIMES WE...Read More »
20 of 53 | Posted by: RUTH HARPER - clayton, NC

“Deepest condolences from Luton UK Annie and Conrad Woode ”
21 of 53 | Posted by: Annie Woode

“Aunt Maude, you are a good mother, you are sure going to be miss. We love you but God knows best . May you soul rest in eternal peace and may the...Read More »
22 of 53 | Posted by: Victoria Ebu Hotobah-During (Pat-MaddY) - GA

“Dear Lina, What a wonderful woman your mother was, and I'm grateful to have had the honor of meeting her. I happily remember times when I would...Read More »
23 of 53 | Posted by: Jenny Tan

“Lina you had one of the best mother. I know she will be in your heart for the rest of your life. May God give your strenght to go on I love your girl...Read More »
24 of 53 | Posted by: Rachelle Shackleton - Garner , NC

“Dear Lina: I was so very sorry to receive the phone call from you to hear about the passing of your dear mother. Over the past six years getting to...Read More »
25 of 53 | Posted by: Peggy Vlach - Cary, NC

“Our Prayers are with the Willimas Family. What a loss, but what joy to finally sleep in peace. ”
26 of 53 | Posted by: Ramzia & Thoms Bendu - Laurel, MD

“Ours condoles and prayers are with Leonora and the Williams family family during this difficult times. May god bless and comfort each of you. ”
27 of 53 | Posted by: James and Janice Steed - Wendell, NC

“I was deeply saddened to hear of your mother's passing. May the memories of having someone so dear and precious as Mrs. Williams for many many years...Read More »
28 of 53 | Posted by: Alveria T. Williams - Raleigh, NC

“To the family of Aunty Maude: It is with saddened hearts that we are extending condolences to your family. Aunty Maude was one of the few good...Read More »
29 of 53 | Posted by: The Jarrett Family - Wake Forest, NC

“I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND THE FAMILY ”
30 of 53 | Posted by: ERICA J. MCGEE - SMITHFIELD, NC

“You have been the best sister, mother, aunt and grandma this family could ever have. Your legacy will always live in us and thank you for the happy...Read More »
31 of 53 | Posted by: Martyn, Oshin and Windsor families

“May your soul rest in perfect peace and God's perpetual light shine on you. ”
32 of 53 | Posted by: Moira - London,UK - Niece

“Aunty Maude, may your soul rest in eternal peace and may light perpetual shine upon you. You are now safe in the arms of Jesus along with those loved...Read More »
33 of 53 | Posted by: Yvonne Iscandari - Columbia, MD

“Aunty Maude May your soul rest in perfect peace & may the almighty lord continue to comfort & courage the family at this time of grief. ...Read More »
34 of 53 | Posted by: Juanita Luke

“May God's light shine upon Mrs Alice-Maude Richards Williams and may her soul rest in perfect peace. May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be...Read More »
35 of 53 | Posted by: Mr & Mrs Maurice Samuels - NC

“Aunty Maude, May your soul rest in perfect peace and may the good lord continue to comfort the family at this time of grief. Amen! Dr. & Mrs...Read More »
36 of 53 | Posted by: Dr. & Mrs Cyril Attiogbe - NC

“Aunty Maude, We will all miss you so much. May your soul rest in perfect peace. Femi, Lemuel, Dinah, Lina, and Syl: Stay strong and remember:...Read More »
37 of 53 | Posted by: Raymond and Yvonne Johnson - CA

“Rest in peace,Aunty Maude. ”
38 of 53 | Posted by: Tani&Michaella Robbin-Coker - NC

“Rest in peace , Aunty Maude, make God gee u good road, from Affiong and family ”
39 of 53 | Posted by: Affiong Jonah - London - Family

“You were truly a mother and a pearl of great worth not just to me but to many. Great memories come flooding my thoughts of you at rawding street....Read More »
40 of 53 | Posted by: Len Randall

“Lenny, Lina, Lemuel, Dinah and Syl; Words can't express our hearts, but we know that she is resting in God's loving hands. We pray for you all,...Read More »
41 of 53 | Posted by: evol Sealy - englishtown, NJ

“Aunty Maude, you are very much missed and love. I know you are now safe in the arms of Jesus. Sleep and take your rest. Goodbye. Maude ”
42 of 53 | Posted by: Alice-Maude - London - Niece

“Our prayers is with the family. As your mourn, we the Russells mourn with you. I pray this day and always that our Lord, the Great Comforter, comfort...Read More »
43 of 53 | Posted by: Admire Russell - Elkridge, MD

“Lenny, Lemuel, Dinah, Lina, and Syl: Frankly, we do miss that gentle being that was (is?) Aunty Maude! A model of grace and human decency, she...Read More »
44 of 53 | Posted by: Mulsie & Oseh Porter - PA

“Aunty Maude, we will all miss you terribly. We know that you are in a good place now. May God bless & keep you. May he make his light to shine upon...Read More »
45 of 53 | Posted by: Andrew & Edwina Wedderburn - NC

“May light perpetual shine upon you and may you have eternal rest. Your ever present smile will be greatly missed. Rest in perfect peace aunty Maude. ”
46 of 53 | Posted by: Edmund and Molly Mason - Raleigh, NC

“Aunty Maude,God be with you till we meet again. We will miss you, but God loves you best, so sleep & take your rest. ”
47 of 53 | Posted by: Esther Auber - Laurel, MD

“God be with you Aunty Maude until we meet at the River Jordan.You were a wonderful Mother and Grandmother. Whenever we visted you at your house you...Read More »
48 of 53 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Mohamed B. Sowe and Family - NC

“Lina&family, we send you deepest sympathy for the loss of your mum. The Lord will wipe every tear from your eyes and there will be no more death or...Read More »
49 of 53 | Posted by: Jackie King - Clayton, NC

“Those we love are not really gone but stay in our hearts forever. Dear Aunty Maude we love u dearly but God loves u more. U are now safe in the arms...Read More »
50 of 53 | Posted by: Marcella Beresford-Cole

“God be with you Aunty Maude till we meet again at Jesus' feet; What a wonderful blessing it was to have met you and enjoyed your maternal care. You...Read More »
51 of 53 | Posted by: Princess Paola Williams - Laurel, MD

“"The Clock of Life" The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will syop at late or early hours. Now...Read More »
52 of 53 | Posted by: Judith Taylor-Young - Tampa, FL

“Aunty Maude or Maudiebor as I use to fondly call her was the kindest,most generous person I ever had the priviledge to know, she earned her wings...Read More »
53 of 53 | Posted by: ELLA BERESFORD COLE - LONDON


Alice-Maude Virginia Richards Williams, age 81, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 4801 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27509. Entombment will be at the mausoleum of Pinecrest Memorial Park in Clayton, NC.

She was a native of Freetown, Sierra-Leone in West Africa where she had been employed as the city Treasurer.

She is survived by her husband, Lemuel Williams; four children, Leonard "Lenny", Lemuel Jr., Leonora Dinah and Lina and son-in-law Sylvester; five grandchildren, Nathan, Lauren, Linderick, Kiara and Frederick; one sister, Henrietta "Dayo" Martyn; and brother-in-law, Oseh Martyn; and other relatives including the Barber-Richards, Williams, Macarthy, Jones, Hamilton, Martyn, Davies, Nichol and Reader families.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton, NC. The body will lie in state at the church on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com.

Arrangements by McLaurin at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations.