Gloria Williams of Ridgeland passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the age of 78. Gloria was born January 15, 1939 in Lansing, Michigan. She grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and graduated from Central High School.

Gloria is survived by her husband of over 55 years, Henry Williams. She is also survived by her sons, Curtis Williams and Roger Williams (Angie); and her grandchildren, Allie Kate Williams, Gregory Williams and Alexis Williams. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Allie Rodgers. Gloria loved her church family at Alta Woods Baptist Church, as well as spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren.

Gloria was blessed by lifelong friendships with Dean Shanks, Martha Pearson, Billie Sue Fortenberry and Dot Reed. Her service as a volunteer at different community organizations over the years brought her much joy. A memorial service was held October 24, 2017 at Alta Woods Baptist Church.