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Join GMF in extending condolences to the Williams family in the passing of their matriarch, Amanda “Mom” Williams. She was 94 years old.
A guiding force in the lives of her ten children, she and her husband Leon “Pop” Williams (d. 1989) nurtured their musical talents at southern Mississippi’s Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Sons Huey and Frank became members of The Jackson Southernaires. Frank eventually organized the Mississippi Mass Choir. Leonard, Melvin, and Doug (along with family friend Henry Green) comprised The Williams Brothers. Some of the other children entered the music field on the business side.
While there is sadness over “Mom” Williams’ transition, there most certainly must also be rejoicing over her blessed life and rich legacy.
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