Mrs. Elizabeth Williams Lynch departed this earthly life on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Elizabeth was born on February 9, 1941 to the late Hamp Williams, Jr. and Geneva Williams in Bennettsville, S.C. A member of Saw Mill Baptist Church, she was baptized at an early age. She received her formal education in the Marlboro County Public Schools in S.C. until she moved to New York City and attended an all Girls High School in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth was employed at the New York City Board of Education until her retirement.
Elizabeth affectionately known to all as “Liz” enjoyed singing, cooking and helping people. Liz was known for “keeping it real” with her advice and guidance. She had a heart of gold and loved by all who came to know her. She dedicated her life to her children and family, school volunteering and was an active church member. In High Point, N.C., Liz was a dedicated member of Living Waters Baptist Church where she sung on the choir and worked on the kitchen committee. She also was a volunteer in the Guilford County Schools and was inspirational to bringing the Harlem MagicMasters to High Point who empower youth on and off the court.
Elizabeth met the love of her life, William T. Lynch “Bill” in New York. They married on December 24, 1959 and were united for 55 years. From this union, Liz was the proud mother of Timothy Kaciem Lynch and Sandra Lynch who preceded her in death; Debera Lynch of Harlem, New York and Ronald Lynch of Brooklyn, New York; Simone Miller-Long (Sam) of Greer, SC, and Elaine Miles of
A loving mother and grandmother, Liz and Bill lovingly reared their daughter Sandra’s children, Quanisha, Karon, Timothy, Kaciem, Keith, and Ta’Quan Lynch with them. Also dear to her heart and forever loved are grandchildren Shakia Lynch, Sharena Johnson, Janee Jenkins, Dante Cheatham, Ronald Lynch Jr., Imani Lynch and Isaiah Long and their five great-grand children Shaliyah
Lynch, Ateyce Lynch, Marlo Medina, D’Mauni Mallory and Za’Moni Lynch (future newborn).
To cherish her memory, Liz leaves behind nine sisters Helen Blanding (James) of Brooklyn, NY, Julia M Bridges, Alberta Wallace (Prince), Carolyn Allen (Emery) all of High Point, NC; Diana W. Cowans (Avery) of Greensboro, NC, Barbara McKinnon, McColl, SC; Dorene Williams (David) Jamestown, NC and Patricia W. Tillman (Tony) of High Point, NC; and brothers Donnie Williams, Hamp Williams III (Ann) of High Point, NC; Daniel Williams (Willie Blanche) and Jerry Campbell of Lauringburg, NC.
Sister Addie L Bridges (Leroy) and brothers, Larry and Ervin Williams preceded her in death.
Also left to celebrate her life, Aunts Hattie Miles and Ethel Britton (Herbert) of Brooklyn, NY and Catherine Nabritt of Bennetsville, SC; a special nephew Rudolph Johnson of Brooklyn, NY, goddaughter Wanda McClellan, Lucille Jackson who was like a sister, Alice McCall who was like a daughter, very close friend Nora Wright a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.