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Gloria Darnell Williams

February 10, 1935 ~ December 3, 2019 (age 84)


WILLIAMS ~ Gloria D. Williams, daughter of the late Stephen and Flaury Williams, was born in Jacksonville, Florida February 10, 1935.  She was baptized in Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Fernandina Beach, Florida. 

Gloria attended St. Peter Claver Catholic School and Peck High School, graduating in 1952.  She was a member of the Peck Basketball Team, Drama Club, and New Homemakers of America. Gloria was a domestic worker and caretaker for the Carnegie Family, the Rice Family, and Aunt Leila C. Taylor.

Gloria transitioned to her heavenly home December 3, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Steven Williams, Jr.; sisters, Jannie Alvarez and Lucy Richo; and son-in-law, Sammie L. Akins, Sr.  Gloria leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted daughter, Leila P. Akins; granddaughter, Andretta Akins; grandsons, Sammie L. Akins, Jr. (Donna) and Brian E. Akins; great-granddaughter, Lashonda Thompson; sister, Elsie W. Green; sister-in-law, Margaret Williams; many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends; special cousins, Lorine Jordan and Martha Burns; and great-grand dog, Chelsea.  

Homegoing Service for Mrs. Gloria Williams will be 10:00 AM Saturday, December 14, 2019, at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 5253 Moncrief Rd, Rev. Canon Eddie E. Jones, Jr.    Visitation FRIDAY from 5 – 7:00 PM at The Soutel Chapel.  Arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr. ~ 904.924.9400.


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 Service Program


December 13, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Soutel Chapel
5065 Soutel Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32208-1863

Funeral Service
December 14, 2019

10:00 AM
St Gabriel's Episcopal Church
5235 Moncrief Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209

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