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Carolyn Williams

Obituary for Carolyn Williams

Ms. Carolyn Williams of Atlanta, passed.

Carolyn Powell-Williams,77, died on Tuesday, July 30, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Shrine of The Black Madonna, 960 Ralph D. Abernathy Atlanta, GA 30310.

Directed by Grissom-Clark Funeral Home, 227 East Lake Dr., SE, Atlanta, GA 30317, 404-373-3191.

Carolyn Ann Williams, an only child,was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas to Levi Williams and Agatha Powell Starks. After Carolyn moved with her mother to California, she spent her formative years in Pasadena, California.

Carolyn has a full resume of life experiences. She worked in human resources, career planning and also as an X-ray Technician. She attended Pasadena Community College and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University at Northridge, California. She also pledged and became a member of the Delta Sorority.

In addition to Carolyn's experience in the workforce, in her later years, she was a volunteer for numerous causes such as the Center for Positive Aging, AIDS Atlanta, American Cancer Society and Lutheran Towers Housing Community, just to name a few.

Most people who knew Carolyn were aware of her passion for travel and to explore new places. Her travels included places near and far, such as Senegal, Gambia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Egypt, Canada and many more places too numerous to mention.

Carolyn had a passion for art and through trial and error and classroom instruction, she developed into an accomplished painter and jewelry maker.

While living a very full life doing all of the above, as well as being sweet and kind, Carolyn fought a long, hard and courageous battle against a combination of maladies.

Carolyn has been a proud member of The Shrine of The Black Madonna where she has worshipped for the past two plus years. She was a member of Urban Voices and Toastmasters International. Additionally, she was a member of the Church Social Action Group. In church Carolyn found her spiritual compass and the brotherhood and sisterhood that helped her endure the difficulty that she experienced with her illness.

Carolyn's passing is mourned by her family, Leola Huey, Norvell Walker, Donald Walker, Kanika Walker Middleton, Toni Garrison, close friends, Zandra Matthews, Doris Shannon, Norma M. Ingram, numerous other friends, and the congregation of The Shrine of The Black Madonna.

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