Patricia Ann Eady Williams was born on February 25, 1955, in Allendale County, South Carolina to the late Willie and Lillie Mae Eady. She received her education in the public schools of Allendale County, graduating from Allendale Fairfax High School in 1972.
Trisha joined Miller Swamp Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. As a faithful member, over the years, she served as president of the Missionary Board and on various ministries and auxiliaries, using her many talents to help wherever she could.
After high school Trisha moved to Jacksonville, Florida with her great-aunt Lillie Mae Bradley. Upon returning to Fairfax, two years later, she worked at Bert’s and Chucky’s before securing a job at the Allendale County Hospital. She was a very good cook and seemed to get better with time. She progressed to head dietary cook on her job and also to showcase her culinary skills, started a catering business, servicing many people in the community.
Trisha was married to the late Lanwourd Williams. Although the marriage ended, they remained friends and she maintained a close relationship with the Williams family.
Trisha was a faithful and active member of Pilgrim Lodge No. 30, Sons and Daughters of Job. She would often invite family and friends to attend their events.
Trisha was lovingly devoted to her uncle, Tom Eady. She was his primary caregiver until his passing.
She loved hats and she wore them well. Known as “The Hat Lady,” Trisha would often adorn her head with a hat that accentuated her outfit, making a very noticeable fashion statement. She also loved growing plants. They could be seen all around her yard.
Trisha began having health related issues which caused her to retire from the hospital after almost twenty-three years. As time went on her health continued to decline. She fought a good fight, but God, in His Infinite Wisdom, saw she was getting tired and called her home to eternal rest on January 17, 2021.
Trisha was very personable. She touched many lives and loved to laugh and have a good time. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Lillie Mae Eady; her uncle, Tom Eady and her dear sister-cousin, Lucille Brooks.
Left to cherish fond memories are her three sons: Anthony Williams of Norfolk, VA, Devinci Williams of Newark, NJ and Willie Williams of Fairfax, SC; five grandchildren: Antonio Carter, Jamar Williams, Ashante Williams, Ivory Williams and Breanna Williams; six sisters: Alberta Eady, Brenda Eady, Pauline (Ronald) Bradley, Diane Eady, Sarah Eady and Lisa Lee all of Fairfax, SC; three brothers: John Henry (Vonnie) Eady, James Wesley Eady and Kenneth Lee all of Fairfax, SC; four aunts: Geraldine Simmons (who was more like a sister) of Orangeburg, SC, Mary Grubbs of Brooklyn, NY and Glenda Smith of Newark, NJ; six nieces; four nephews; five great grandnieces; four great grandnephews; close cousins: Cassandra (Shedron) Williams, Landi (Kenny) Hooper, John Edward (Deborah) Crumley, Jerry Deloach, Bill (Shanica) Deloach and Lucille (John) Rice; and numerous cousins, friends and special friends.
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