Mrs. Carol Mardinia King Williams, beloved daughter of the late Clyde and Helen Gilmore King, was born in Iredell County on December 20, 1943. She departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, N.C., following an extended illness.

She was a graduate of Morningside High School and was employed by J. C. Penny Warehouse until her retirement. At an early age was a member of First Baptist Church, where she served faithfully for many years as a Missionary, Choir member and on various committees. At the time of her death, she was a dedicated member of Christian Outreach of the Piedmont, where she served as a choir member. She was a member of the Dorcus Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.

She was married to Willie Paul “Red” Williams, who preceded her death. In addition to her husband Red and her parents, Clyde and Helen, she was preceded in death by two sons, Willie Williams Jr. and Roderick “Roddy” Davis; two daughters, Lanesia Ikard and Linda Everhart; two sisters, Pam Malone and Patricia “Trish” Stevenson; a granddaughter, LaToya Everhart; her in-laws, Carrie Bell “Gig” Williams Ramsey and Roy Winford; and her brothers-in-law, Freddie Williams, Rufus Ramsey, Johnathan Ramsey and George Ramsey Jr.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, four daughters, Cherie (Chris) Gillion and Avis (Sonny) Schofield, both of Statesville; Tenna Williams of Huntersville, and Ruta (Pastor Glen) Usry of Salisbury; a god daughter, Nora Stevenson; god sons, Jamey Johnson and Marcus Stevenson, both of Statesville; brothers-in-law, June Stevenson of Statesville and Phillip (Carol) Ramsey of Winston-Salem; four sisters-in-law, Ruth (William) Summers of Wilmington, Del., Juanita Ramsey of Winston-Salem, Francine (Wayne) Mauney of Statesville and Diane (Tommy) McDaniels of Tennessee; fourteen grandchildren, Asia (Marcus) Smith, Raykesha “Kera” Everhart, Contesa (Daniel) Culbreath, Landry Schofield, Titus Summers, Warren Schofield, Marquis Peet; Kiara Peet, Nick Schofield, Vashti Usry, Fredrick Cherry, Corban Usry, Jania Ikard, and Ronekia Parks; great grandchildren, Dantasia Culbreath, Khalyah Culbreath, Kylan Culbreath, Aubrey Graham, Aden Usry, Kameroh Peet, Ke’Mari Knox, erryck Turner, III, Kamiya Peet, Sklar Westmoreland, Dakota Turner, Malteaven Dalton, King Cherry, Lavae Graham, Journey Schofield, A’Miracle La’Reign Corpening, Titus Summers Jr., Corshaunte Brandon, Martrez Smith, Markaylan Smith, Toyuan Miller, and Naraysha Miller; one great great grandchild, Malachi Casey; special cousins, Barbara Turner, Nate Turner, and Dr. Gregory K. Moss Sr.; the family of Robert and Lola Bell Stevenson; extended family, Greta Angle, Jennifer Privette, Michelle Pounell and Michael Privette; special friends, Darleitha Daniels, Jackie R. Robinson, Barbara Frazier, Veronica Sherrill, Landa Houston, Harvey Lackey, Patsy Finger, and Crystal Scott, the Christian Outreach Church Family, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Sunday, June 14, 2020, at 2 p.m. at The Christian Outreach of the Piedmont. Pastor Glen J. Usry will officiate and burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 1 p.m.

General Public viewing will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the funeral home and will resume on Sunday, June 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.

There will be no public visitation. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, has been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. You can only enter the funeral with a funeral pass, which will be given to the family.

Visit the Book of Memories for Carol at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, 603 South Center Street, Statesville, N.C., is serving the family of Carol King Williams.

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