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Rebecca Dallie Jernigan Williams

Posted By Hall-Wynne On October 1, 2015 @ 12:32 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 6 Comments

Durham, NC – Rebecca Dallie Jernigan Williams, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 29, 2015. She was born February 23, 1922 in Durham. She was dearly loved by her family and her many friends and will be greatly missed.


As a teenager, she dedicated her life to the Lord. She was a Christian example for her children and all who knew her.


After her marriage to John Wendell Williams in 1943, they moved to Collingswood, NJ. When WWII began she became a welder for the New York Shipyards. She taught a young women’s Sunday school class at the Collingswood Methodist Church in Collingswood, NJ. Upon returning to NC she became a charter member of the Church of the Nazarene in 1951. For many years she served in several capacities as a teacher, missionary society president and church board member. She authored the history of the Church of the Nazarene in Durham, NC. She became a charter member of the Hope Creek Church, Durham, NC in 2013.


She was a full-time homemaker and became a Boy Scout den mother for her two sons. At the age of 45 she returned to school and became an LPN, working at Durham County General Hospital. She especially enjoyed working in the newborn nursery. Her greatest joy was to be of service to others.Gold Cross


She is predeceased by her parents Jesse Alton and Lizzie Hackney Jernigan; her husband, John Wendell Williams; son, John Michael Williams; sisters, Virginia May Jernigan, Edith Jernigan McNeill and Lillian Jernigan Ammons.


She is survived by her daughter Linda Williams May and husband, Johnnie of Wilson, NC; her son, Jesse Alton Williams and wife, April of Taylors, SC; grandchildren, David Wayne May, Christopher Bradley Williams and Benjamin Mark Williams; Great grandchildren, Summer Lorraine Hundley, Sydney Nycole May and Gabriel Dale May; sisters, Geneva Jernigan Smith and Alice Jernigan Sykes and her beloved nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 3, 2015 from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service with the Pastor Brett Lybrand officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 am Saturday prior to the funeral service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Global Treasury Services Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 843116, Kansas City, MO  64184-3116, Request: World Evangelism Fund.


Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com.

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Condolence from Patsy Sykes on October 2nd, 2015 4:45 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. I am so sorry for your loss. Rebecca was such a loving and caring lady. She will always be remembered. Much love to you all.

Condolence from Merrilyn Boyer on October 2nd, 2015 5:21 pm

Dear Linda and family,

Ken and I send you our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. She was quite a lady and a devoted Christian. Her strength and perseverance through all the ups and downs of her life, including these past few years, is truly remarkable. We know that you are consoled by the joy that she is now at peace and in the loving hands of God. Please be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers both now and in the days ahead.

Merrilyn and Ken

Condolence from Teresa Ray on October 2nd, 2015 6:55 pm

Mrs. Williams was my teacher in Sunday school at Church of the Nazarene. She was such a sweet lady and all of the children loved her.

Condolence from Howard T Wall III on October 5th, 2015 4:48 pm

Mrs. Williams was a charter member of the Church that my Dad established in Durham and she was a pillar of the Church. I remember her as a Sunday School teacher, a wonderful mother to her children and a devoted servant of Jesus Christ. After my mother passed away in 2010 she was so kind to reach out to me with words of comfort. I was so touched to see that memorial gifts were to be made to the World Evangelism Fund of the Church of the Nazarene– a dedicated layperson even in death. To Alton and Linda my deepest condolences.

Condolence from Phil & Joanie Richards on October 6th, 2015 5:48 pm

We are so saddened to hear of Miss Rebecca’s passing. We just heard about it a few minutes ago and are so upset that we didn’t know last week so we could attend her funeral. We loved her so much and know that she’s in the arms of Jesus.

Condolence from Cheryl Stetson on October 8th, 2015 11:58 am

I was so sad to hear recently that Rebecca had passed on. She was a dear and special friend and made my time living at Crystal Pines a joy. Spending time with her flower gardens and Rocky were such a joy to her, and to me. It was such a joy to during onto our street and see the beautiful, colorful flowers!

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