Mrs. Helen Street Williams was the second child born to Charlie and Carrie Bell Street, on May 2, 1930. Mrs. Williams gained her heavenly wings on Saturday, January 9, 2021 and preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Charles Street, Sr.
Helen Street Williams early education was in the Crenshaw County Training School in Luverne, Alabama. Upon graduation from the Crenshaw County Training School in 1947, she furthered her educational studies to Alabama A&M College, Huntsville, Alabama. She graduated from Alabama A & M College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics known today as Consumer Science. Mrs. Williams began her professional teaching career with Crenshaw County School System in 1955 at Woodford Avenue High School later transferring over to Luverne High School in 1970. Mrs. Williams retired from the Crenshaw County School System on July 1, 1991 with 35 years plus 10 months of service to one system. Mrs. Helen Street Williams, a pioneer in her time was a member of the Crenshaw County Retired Teachers Association, the Alabama Education Association, and the Crenshaw County Chapter of the NAACP. Mrs. Williams has touched and inspired many of her students over teaching career span. A great legacy she leaves behind for her family.
Mrs. Williams, Spiritual Journey began at an early age giving her life to Christ at the King’s Chapel A. M. E. Zion Church, Luverne, Alabama. She was an active member to the very end of her journey. She could not attend as often as she would have liked to in later years due to health conditions, yet never failed to do her part as member with her tithes and offerings. Mrs. Williams served in several capacities of the Church spanning over seven decades. She was the oldest living member of King’s Chapel A. M. E. Zion Church.
Mrs. Helen Street Williams reared one of her nieces and a nephew after the death of their grandmother. She later adopted two daughters, who are her great-great nieces and reared them from babies and now they are adults, one with a college degree and one with technical training.
Mrs. Helen Street Williams leaves to cherish her legacy, two adopted daughters, Charday Jackson, Atlanta, GA; Precious Jackson, Cleveland, OH; a nephew reared as her own, Charles Street, Brantley, AL; 2 nieces she reared Jackie Graham, Cleveland, OH; Beverly (John) Bryant, Tucson, AZ; 1 great niece, reared as her own, Tracey Bodiford, Luverne, AL; a nephew Moses Street, Buffalo, NY; her pride and joy, great-great-great niece, Skylar Jackson, Cleveland, OH; a God-daughter Felicia Darby, Luverne, AL. Mrs. Williams had many very special friends, Muriel Bogan, Samella Terrell-Edwards, Linda Perry-Forbes, Hassie Green, LaFredia Griffin, Walter Ray “Crow” Hamilton, Dwane Jackson, Ira Bell Jackson, Gilda Jackson, Charlie Johnson, Yvonne Noble, Barbara Paulding, Bessie Reddock, Sandra Riggins, Linda Sims, Mellie Shakespeare, Kim Shakespeare, Faye Stroud, Lucy Summerlin, Cynthia Taylor and Michael Terrell. Special Thanks to Dr. Patrick Walker and his staff, to her caregivers who gave around the clock care, Doris Whitus and Antwanique “Shae” Lewis. A host of great nieces, great nephews and other relatives and friends.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” … II Timothy 4:7
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