Rosa Lee (Banks) Williams

Published 2:10 pm Thursday, January 5, 2017

Rosa Lee (Banks) Williams was born on September 8, 1925 in Charlotte Court House and departed this life on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016. Rosa Lee was born to Joseph Banks and Laura Daniel Banks; she was the third of nine children.

She accepted Christ at a very early age and joined Hope Presbyterian Church in Brookneal. She attended school in Charlotte County and graduated from Central High School in Charlotte Court House.

She migrated to East Orange, New Jersey where she met and married Clifford Williams Sr. Together they had three lovely children, Beverly, Clifford Jr. and Michael. Rosa Lee was a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother.

Rosa Lee was employed for more than 30 years by New Jersey Bell Telephone Company (a predecessor to Verizon Corporation). For a number of years she served as a Directory Assistance Supervisor.

A long-time, devoted member of Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange, New Jersey, Rosa Lee served faithfully on the Messiah Usher Board.

She is survived by two sisters, Katie King of Farmville and Lucy Douglas of Somerset, New Jersey and one brother, Jesse Banks of Lynchburg.

A funeral service was held Friday, December 30 at Messiah Baptist Church, New Jersey, with interment in Graceland Memorial Park, New Jersey with the Rev. Dana P. Owens, presiding.

Chusnie-Houston Funeral Home, New Jersey, served the family.