CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
November 11, 1947~October 10, 2018
In Loving Memory
Erlene Williann Byrd Williams
Sunrise: November 11, 1947 Sunset: October 10, 2018
Erlene Williann Byrd Williams was born on Tuesday, November 11, 1947 in Mecklenburg County to the late Edward Byrd and the late Eleanor Miller Byrd Burns. She entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 due to complications related to heart failure.
Erlene received her formal education in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. She attended Double Oaks Elementary and graduated from West Charlotte Senior High School with Honors in the class of 1965. She attended the following colleges in the mid 60’s-Hampton Institute and Shaw University.
Erlene married the love of her life, late Arthur W. Williams who worked as a bank executive for the former Nation’s Bank (Bank of America) on April 21, 1973. The couple never had any children. They both enjoyed traveling in the states and internationally during their almost 25 years of marriage. Erlene worked as an administrative secretary for Travellers Insurance downtown office and CMS with 35+ years of service.
Erlene enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, solving crossword puzzles and watching the NFL Panthers games/ law and medical tv shows.
During the early years through her 20’s Erlene attended Berean 7th Day Adventist Church where she served as church secretary. After the death of her husband, Erlene became a member of the Charlotte University SDA Church and was faithful until her health declined.
Erlene transitioned to her eternal resting place on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur W. Williams; mother, Eleanor Miller Byrd Burns; father, Edward Byrd and infant brother.
Erlene leaves to mourn and cherish her memories: 3 sisters, Ingrid B. Massey (Charlotte) ;Quida Byrd (NY); Anita Byrd (Charlotte); Deborah Miller Morris who was raised in family home like a sister with Eleanor Miller Byrd Burns as a legal guardian (Charlotte); an uncle, Joseph Byrd; nephews, Dominic Byrd (Charlotte); Maleek Byrd (Raleigh); Niece, Anita Camy Byrd; great niece, Adrienne Simone Byrd; great-nephew, Michael Little (Statesville); host of cousins, Emma Sturdivant, Greg Sturdivant, Judy Miller, Louise Foster Chambers; aunts, Helen Miller Boulder (NY), Geraldine Byrd Campbell, Candice Byrd Hill (Charlotte), Dorothy Miller Campbell (Washington, DC); and the Barnes-Miller Family.
A public viewing for Ms. Williams will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 1pm at Boston's Mortuary, 4300 Statesville Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269. A graveside service at 2pm will immediately follow the viewing at Oaklawn Cemetery, 1615 Oaklawn Ave, Charlotte, NC 28216.