Alberta L. Williams was born November 19, 1926, to parents Charley and Annie Boatwright in Richmond, Indiana. She was the third sibling to sister Alta Margaret Jett and brother Robert Charles Boatwright. She graduated from Richmond High School in June of 1944 and attended Indiana Business College. She later married Albert Thomas Williams on August 5, 1945. Their union beget five children: Phillip Charles, twins Melvin Timothy and Marvin Thomas, Michael Joseph and Patricia Anne.

Alberta joined Second Baptist Church at an early age where she eventually became the church’s pianist. For over 50 years, she played for the Gospel Choir, was a member of the Women’s Ministry and, in 2018, was named Mother of the Church.

For twenty-nine years, Alberta worked at Nettle Creek Industries until retiring as a computer operator. After leaving Nettle Creek, Alberta’s hobbies included crossword puzzles, gospel music, praising the Lord and loving to talk about Him. She also enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and husband, Albert, especially at the annual Williams’ family reunions.

Alberta is survived by her son, Marvin Thomas “Tom” (Carrie); daughters-in-law: Eugenia (Phillip), Bernadette (Tim), and Deborah (Michael); grandsons: Dennis (Tara), Kennan, Phillip (Charlotte), Corey (Brian), Lorin and Brandon; granddaughters: Candace Nichole and Brittany Lynn; great-grandchildren: and great great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends, especially church family and Nettle Creek friends.

Alberta was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; husband – and love of her life – Albert; sons: Phillip, Melvin “Tim” and Michael; daughter: Patricia Anne; and great-grandchildren: Mariah Patricia and Donovan Maxwell Goodson Williams.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the support from caregivers through these final stages – especially to faithful neighbors, Henry and Sandy Bee.

Funeral services will be held at Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, August 7, 2021, 1:00 PM, with Pastor Carl Radford officiating. Family and friends may visit Saturday at the church two hours prior to the service. The family has requested masks are to be worn by everyone. Burial will follow at Earlham Cemetery. Send online condolences to the family via the guestbook at