Olivia Williams


Olivia V. Williams was born March 7, 1927 to the proud parents Shara and Westley Smith. She went home to be with the Lord on March 20, 2018.

Olivia had six sisters and one brother. She was a very good and very bright little girl. Along with going to school, she went to work at the age of 7, babysitting the children of a well-to-do family.

She was born in Duncan, South Carolina. Life was good and hard. Olivia went to New York at age 13 to work and help her family survive in hard times. She stayed until the age of 17. She then became a personal nanny for a rich family; the Corby’s.

She later moved to Pittsburgh where she fell in love with James Williams whom she married. From that union they had two sons: Winfred O. Williams and James E. Williams. They lived in Columbus, Ohio. until the time of her passing.

Olivia will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

Visitation 2:00pm and Funeral 3:00pm Saturday, April 21, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. To the family of Olivia, I am so sorry for your loss. When someone you love dies, it is as if you have been robbed of a rare-precious jewel! God knows how you feel because he had to endure the pain of His son’s agonizing death. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” May you rely on God’s promise that Olivia will live again!

  2. With warm thoughts and prayers for your family.
    May you draw comfort from God as he help you to cope with the loss of a wonderful person. Thinking of you all.

  3. Our family knew Olivia for many years. She worked for my mom (Mary Casto Nitchke), and always had kind and helpful observations and bits of advice, which were often quite funny. Olivia was at Mom’s house on the day of my wedding, and she gave me a cash gift in a card. That meant more to me than some of the expensive gifts we received, because she worked so hard for everything she made – it came from a generous heart.
    I know she loved God, and is with him now.

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