Homegoing Service and Celebration of Life for Our Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Friend..., Mrs. Artelila Elizabeth Turner Williams, Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 1:00 P.M., In the Sanctuary of St. Luke Baptist Church 1180 Haywood Road, Macon, Georgia 31201, Rev. Marchall Stenson, Officiating, "For the lord himself shall descend from haeven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; the dead in Christ shall rise first"., I Thessalonians 4:16, :Glover Memorial Mortuary"

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January 11, 2002

Mrs. Artelia Williams 580 Woolfolk Street
Macon, Georgia 31201

Dear Mrs. Williams,

Happy New Year!

I am writing this letter with mixed emotions. On one hand, I am happy because few

people can say that they have served faithfully in the work of the Lord for 52 years. On

the other hand, I am saddened because we will miss your leadership as Regional Director

for the Young People's Department. However, I do recognize that after so many years of

diligent and outstanding service to our Convention, you are entitled to a moment of

relaxation. So, on this note, I say congratulations for your many years ofdedication and

commitment to GMBC.



As the Sixth District pause to pay tribute to you, it gives me great joy to express appreciation to you and to offer words of commendatiott and encouragement. This does not mean that you will take a back seat, nor that you will be released from impll1ing and
sharing the wealth of knowledge that you have acquired over the years. We stiU expect to see you at the meetings, taking an active pan in the work. We love you.

We thank you, Sister Williams. for all that you have done in the past, for wbaa you are
now doing and for what you will do in the fUture to ensure the continued arowth and
pro&ress ofour ife&t Convention.

"Be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain iri the Lord.''

May God richly blesa you is my prayer.

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President

155 Ashby Street, N.W. P.O. Box 92340 Atlanta, Georgia 30314 (404) 688-4212

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A LIFE TO BE REMEMBERED
111 am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die."
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In time of sorrow it can be consoling to reflect upon how our lives have been enriched by the love we have given and the love we have received. Sweet it is to have known and loved a dear on than never to have had this experience at all.
Friday morning, September 12, 2003, an angel of the Lord came to Mrs. Artelia T. Williams and transported her from this life to sweet rest and fellowship with the saints in her new home - Heaven. Without turning back to bid us farewell, she crossed into a land that is fairer than day.
Born in Macon, Georgia, April 2, 1916, she was the fourth of seven children born to the late Andrew and jessie Spivey Turner. She lived all of her life in Macon. She attended the public schools of Bibb County. She was a graduate of the American Baptist Theological seminary of Nashville, Tennessee.

Acknowledging the need for Christ in her life at a young age, she joined the Vineville Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Rev. W.M. Phillips. She served as a Sunday School teacher and choir member. Later in her adult life, she united with the Saint Luke Baptist Church.
Her Christian work began in the old Georgia Baptist Convention and the Middle Georgia Association. He work in the Master's vineyard continued over a span of fifty-three years. Her years of Christian service were highlighted at St. Luke as she served as Vice President of the Deaconess Ministry, a Sunday School teacher, Directress of the Youth Department, Vice President of the Pastor's Aide Ministry, and a member of the Willing Workers Club. She was appointed by the late Moderator, E.S. Evans, to organize the youth department of the Middle Georgia Orthodox Association. She worked in this capacity for twenty-six years. She served as Middle Georgia Regional Young People's director of the General Missionary Baptist Convention, staff member of the Congress of Christian Education and administrative advisor for the Young People's Department ofGMBC. Through the years she received numerous citations, awards and certificates for loyal, dedicated and committed service. In 2002, she was recognized by the GMBC for her long years of service. In her Christian service she brought a deep sense of commitment and genuine love. She assumed each responsibility with eagerness, joy, delight, understanding and happiness. She considered all people a wondrous creation of God and infallibly labored with them in many ways. She was indeed a part of God's plan, making a difference in the lives of others. To know her was to love her. She was an active member in every respect at Saint Luke, the convention and association. In April 2003, she was bestowed the honor of "Church Mother".
"Miss Artelia", as she was affectionately called, devoted herself to people. She inspired, encouraged and uplifted the lives of many. She will live on in the hearts of children and adults alike. Her smile, kind words and spiritual strength, just her presence, made a difference.
She was married forty-five years to the late Deacon Frank W. Williams, who preceded her in death, September 14, 1990.
Her life will always be remembered and memories forever cherished by her loving daughter, Dr. Beverly W. Glover (Dr. Walter, Jr.); a caring grandson, Sgt. Walter V. Glover, U.S. Army; one great-grandson, Master Damyon Maurice Glover; one sister, Mildred T. Larmaillard (Maurice) of Columbus, Georgia; a special son, Rev. William Smith ofAtlanta, Georgia; a foster son and daughter, joseph and Thelma Willis of Macon, Georgia two devoted niece-daughters, Patricia T. jackson and Betty T. Howell, both of Macon, Georgia; three nieces, Candice T. Gordon of Warner Robins, Georgia, Mary T. Hurt, Opalika, Florida, and jessie M. Warren of Ohio; one sister-in-law, Rachael T. Kellam of Macon, Georgia; one cousin-daughter, Evelyn H. (LoVett) Hood of Atlanta, Georgia; three great nephews she reared as her own, S/Sgt. (Retired) Desmond (Wanda) jackson ofWarner Robins, Georgia, Darryl (Anita) jackson ofWashington, D.C. and Dwayne (Rosita) jackson ofMacon, Georgia; several cousins, among them are, Susie S. Lawrence of Macon, Georgia and Marion Hixon of Terre Haute, Indiana; her longtime friends include, Evelyn P. Glover, Minnie Middlebrooks, Bessie Orrington, Ola B. Hall, Willie Stallworth, Lula M. Lewis, of Macon, Georgia, Della Pinkston, Ethel Henderson and Esther Smith, all of Atlanta, Georgia, Mary P. Murray of Fort Valley, Georgia and Rose C. Dozier of Hawkinsville, Georgia; two adopted daughters, Martha Cousins of Macon, Georgia and Ann H. Ashe of Lithonia, Georgia; adopted son, Willie Hill; her cherished prayer partners, the St. Luke Baptist family; and many, many friends.
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ORDER OF SERVICE
The Prelude
The Processionai. ....................................... "We're Marching To Zion" ................ Sis. Arletta G. Brown, Organist
The Hymn of Celebration.............................. "Oh, How I Love jesus"...................................... Combined Choirs
God's Word To Us Old Testament................................ Rev. O.L. Morris, Pastor - Shiloh First Baptist Church, Gordon, Georgia Moderator, 1st Rehoboth Baptist Association New Testament...................................................................................................................... Rev. johnny Cash
Our Words To God ..............................................................Rev. David Stanley, Pastor - Union Baptist Church
The Hymn Of Assurance................."We'/1 Understand It Better By And By"............................ Combined Choirs
The Tributes Church Family.................................................................Deacon Willie Hill, Chairman Of Deacon's Ministry Middle Georgia Orthodox Association, Women's Dept. .................................... Mrs. Lee E Wickers, President Sixth District Of General Missionary Baptist Convention ............................... Rev. Curtis Raines, Sr., President
The Solo......................................................."The Name Ofjesus"...................................... Sis. Ruby L. Canady
Tributes The General Missionary Baptist Convention .................... Mrs. Mary P. Murray, President - Women's Auxilary Eulogistic Expressions.................. Rev. William Smith, Son - Pastor, Israel Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia Moderator, Madison Baptist Association Tribute To My Grandmother................................................................................Sgt. Walter Vanjoseph Glover Reflections Of Mama .............................................................................................. Dr. Beverly Wiliams Glover
Acknowledgments.................... ........................................................................................ Mrs. Dorothy C. Black
The Hymn.................................................. Dr. Walter L. Glover, Jr., Pastor - Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church Moderator, Union Baptist Missionary Educational Association Of Middle Georgia, Inc.
The Eulogy.................................................................. ...................:.............................. Pastor Marshall Stenson Moderator, Middle Georgia Orthodox Association
The Closing Prayer....................................... Dr. Jamie L. Colts, Pastor - New Greater Bellvue Baptist Church
The Recessional.............................................................................................................................."I'll Fly Away"
Interment............................................................................................................................... Fort Hill Cemetery
All are invited to return to the church for dinner following the Interment.
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ACTIVE PALLBEARERS

Deacons of St. Luke

HONORARY PALLBEARERS

Desmond S. jackson Dwayne E. jackson

GREAT NEPHEWS

Darrell F. jackson Garrick jackson

HONORARY ESCORTS

The Deaconess Ministry

The Mothers' Ministry of St. Luke

6th District Convention GMBC

Local and State Ministers' Wives

Women's Department of Middle Georgia Orthodox Associates

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The family of the late Mrs. Artelia t Williams acknowledges with gratitude the many, many acts of Christian
love shown to us during the sudden demise_of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. The each of you, our friends, your expressions and evidence of love, your kind words of comfort and your
Christlike spirit of kindness will always remain in our hearts. It is our prayer that God will return to you in full measure the comfort, care and rich blessings which you
have given us. God bless you. The Family
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