May 12, 2023
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May 12, 2023
2:30 p.m.

Virginia Wilson Williams, 84, of Morganton, NC passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2023. She was born on July 12, 1938 in Yancey County, NC to the late Dewey Wilson and Faye Mace Wilson. She was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church where she was very active in the choir, women’s circles and other areas. Virginia served her community taking care of the Children’s Clinic at the Burke County Health Department. She loved to watch any type of sporting events. Virginia had a “Heart of Gold”.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Benfield.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Ken Williams; children, Janice Williams Coble (Chris), Warren Williams (Tammy), and Eric Williams (Michelle); grandchildren, Patrick Coble, Jason Coble, Heath Williams, and Brooke Williams.

The family will receive friends from 12:00pm -2:00pm, Friday, May 12, 2023 at St. Matthews UMC. Burial will follow at 2:30pm at Burke Memorial Park, with Rev. Lisa Marshall officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthews UMC, 201 Shady Rest Rd, Morganton, NC 28655.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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To all the family: Her struggles are over. I am sure she appreciated the faithfulness of her family in the last few months of her illness. I know you will receive the comfort of our Heavenly Father as you miss her and grieve for your loss. She is now in His everlasting arms.

—Phyllis Lambeth
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My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May you know the comfort and strength that God provides. Grace and peace, Jay

—Jay Lambeth
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Just a brief note to extend my heartfelt sympathy to the family of this sweet lady. I met her several years back in our roles working for Burke County. May you be encouraged with your thoughts of joy you have shared throughout the years. God's blessings to you all. Jackie C. Kanipe

—Jackie C.Kanipe
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Aunt Jenny was a very caring, loving woman. To know her was to Love her. Many years ago there was much canning to be done. Jenny and Aunt Catherine would be there to help my Mom finish the canning while the men would churn up homemade ice cream. She will be missed but I know in my heart we will see her again. R.I.P. Sweet Jenny. Love, Bill/Roberta

—Bill Williams