Pearl Williams, 83, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 8.
Williams was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina on November 2, 1926. She was a sergeant in the U.S. Armed Forces and was a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Hammels Child Care Center, Tenants Association and Neighborhood Watch.
She is survived by her children, Rudolph, Michael, Emma, Willie, Larry and Brenda; sons and daughters-in- Law, Henry Sr., Deidre, Brenda, Evelyn, Andre, Jeanette and Kimberly; grandchildren, Bernadette, (Greg) Henry, Sheila, Aundre, Dyan (Deval), Cheryl (Mike), Andre, Christina, Rudy, Randy, Veronica, Erica, Andrea, Brandon, Derrick (Heidi), Keisha, Janeen, Larry, Laquan, Amber, Lamarr, Lakiem, Dayvone and John; greatgrandchildren, Greg, Brandon, Shakena, Steven, Dylan, Devynn, Christian and Amber baby; sister, Estelle; cousins, Buster Edmonds, Catherine Willis, Vernell, Dorothy Hampton, Reverend George Williams, Freddie Alphonso and James Glover; nieces and nephews, Alphonso Williams, Debra Williams, Lori Seely (Eric/Rick) and Cathy Williams; lifelong friends, Dolly Reeder, Irene Scott, Ernest Lamison, Ruth Johnson and Sylvia Bryant; adopted sons and daughters, Meekyael Gary, Rev. Joe N. Brown and Sis Lou Brown, Marvin Kingwood, Rae Jean Phillipe, Angelo Guadelupe, Grover Hampton III, Jerome Hampton, Rodney Green, Deacon James Ramseur, Jackie Johns Bush, Sandra Owens, Pastor Tammy Jefferies, Hope Brown Ellerbe, Jeffrey and Phyllis Lamison and Allison.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A memorial service was held at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Rockaway Beach. Interment took place at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, New York.