May 1, 1940 - September 6, 2015
Mrs. Elizabeth JoAn Sweat Williams, age 75, of Axson passed away Sunday morning, September 6, 2015, at the Coffee Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Mrs. Williams was born May 1, 1940 in Waycross, GA to the late Joel Lee and Dorothy Gibson Sweat. She had lived in several locations in the US before spending most of her adult life in Douglas and Axson, GA JoAn married Dr. Jack G. Williams on June 27, 1965, and they had just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. JoAn completed high school in the 1958 Wacona class in Ware County. She also had received her BS Degree in Education from the University of GA with some credits being attained at South Georgia College in Douglas. As an educator, she was affectionately known as” Miss JoAn” by all the first graders she taught throughout her many years in the teaching profession. She was actively involved in many community programs and she especially liked to join children or elderly ladies in making ceramic art and painting, both on canvas and pottery. She enjoyed weaving with yarn and basketry work with straw and fiber. JoAn was also an avid walker and even extended this pleasure after having to use a cane to support herself. She had previously served as a “Pink Lady”. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Brooks Methodist Church of Waycross. Survivors include, Her Husband of 50 years, Dr. Jack Gerald Williams of Axson, Ga.; 1 Brother: Cedric (Irene) Sweat of Axson, Ga.; 1 Sister: Barbara (James) Batson of Douglas, Ga.; 1 Aunt: Ouida (Jim) Boyle of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.1 Uncle: Loomis (Peggy) Gibson of St. Petersburg, Florida. Beloved Cousins: Diane Carter Moore of Augusta, Ga., Patricia Carter Nayyar of Atlanta, Ga. Nieces: Ann Griner Bonds of Marietta, Ga., Susan Sweat (Peter) Zucco of Pasadena, Maryland. Nephews: Kip (Michele) Griner of Houston, Texas, John (Nancy) Peterson of Escondido, California, Jim (Joan) Peterson of Laurel, Maryland; Cedric (Patricia) Sweat, Jr. of Bridgewater, New Jersey. Joel (Darjan) Sweat of Jefferson, Ga., and numerous great nieces and great Nephews. Private Graveside Services and Interment were held Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 3:00 P. M., at the Carver Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Virlon Griner, Rev. Walter James, and Cedric Sweat officiating. Active Pallbearers were: Bob Williams, Danny Paulk, Walter James, Kevin Gillespie, Alvin Ricketson, Dusty Wilkinson, and Jeff Anderson. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 225 Second Street East, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Ricketson Funeral Home was in charge of the Arrangements.
Mrs. Elizabeth JoAn Sweat Williams, age 75, of Axson passed away Sunday morning, September 6, 2015, at the Coffee Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Mrs. Williams was born May 1, 1940 in Waycross, GA to the late Joel Lee... View Obituary & Service Information
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