Alice Marie Williams

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March 4, 1962 ~ February 17, 2023

Born in: New York City, New York
Resided in: Lilburn, Georgia

Alice Marie Williams was born on March 4, 1962 at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. Alice was the oldest second child and the daughter of the late Reverend Charles James Smith of Asheville, North Carolina, and Reverend Eleanor Louise Smith formally of New London, Connecticut, and currently residing in Selma, Alabama.

Alice leaves to cherish her husband of 28 years Greg Williams of Lilburn, Georgia. She was the mother of three children: Dr. Alisha (Dr. Howard) Jean-Denis of Calabasas, California; Mark Williams and Vaughn Williams of Lilburn, Georgia. Three grandchildren who adored their loving “Glammama”, Jayla Webber (16), Hayden Jean-Denis (8), and Yara Bleu Jean-Denis (4)

Alice was preceded in death by one sibling Clayton Smith, and one brother-in-law Guy Williams.

Her remaining siblings include sisters Derine (Edward) Carter of Selma, AL., Charline (Daryl) Sheppard of New London, CT, Carolyn (Tracy) Lyons of New Haven, CT, and brother Cephas Smith of Denver, CO.
One sister in-law Wendy Williams of New York, three brothers-in-law, Jack Williams, Jason Williams, and Drew Williams, all of Georgia.

Alice loved her cousins, nieces, nephews, Godchildren, and all who adoringly loved their relationship with their “Auntie Alice”.

Alice was the owner of Affordable and Loving Daycare where she provided care to many children in Stratford and surrounding areas in CT for more than 15 years. She loved children and opened her home to them and their families beyond the daycare hours. She was a productive and compassionate caregiver. Alice went on to open a second daycare location which was also very successful and received one of the highest daycare honors, the NAEYC accreditation, which Alice was most proud of.

Alice received numerous degrees and certification from the CBI (Connecticut Business Institute). When Alice became interested in opening a daycare, this led her down the path of receiving an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor of Science degree, and double Master’s degrees in Child and Adolescent Development and Educational Psychology.

Alice served as the choir director for many years and was a praise dancer at Miracle Faith Outreach Church in Bridgeport, CT, for many years. Alice was very active in the community and served on several boards. One particular program that was always near and dear to Alice’s heart is Re-Entry Ministries, a drug rehabilitation program for women started by Sister Queenie Mims.

Alice became a member of New Mercies Christian Church after settling in Lilburn, GA.

There are so many things that can be said about Alice as a wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. Alice was a “fighter” and despite her many challenges, fought with grace and that spirit remained in her.


Visitation: February 25, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

New Mercies Christian Church
4000 Five Forks Trickum Rd SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

Funeral Service: February 25, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

New Mercies Christian Church
4000 Five Forks Trickum Rd SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

Interment: February 25, 2023 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Melwood Cemetery
5170 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


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  1. CandleImageSending our love and condolences to all of Beautiful Alice’s family and friends. Know that we join you in prayer as we mourn her earthly transition and celebrate her Life & Spirit.

  2. You were an amazing women here on this earth, and even more amazing in Glory, I’m so blessed to have known you Alice and watch you claim victory every single time during your fight, what a warrior you were,, You WON, YOU WON…..our talk on the phone last month where we laughed and exchanged stories will always be with me, you told me I was the best makeup artist in the world , what a compliment!!!
    Your children are blessed to have had such a wonderful mother in you and Greg a beautiful and courageous wife, and your grandchildren an awesome grandmother!
    I will look after Alisha and be there for her❤

    Sleep Peacefully AL????
    Love you

  3. Sending love, peace & blessings to the Williams Family. Alice was a good soul, nice person and more importantly, my dear friend. I was with you when you took your journey into God’s Precious Kingdom and I know in my heart ❤️ that you made it safely there. You sent me a sign letting me know that you were alright. Although we love & miss you, God loves you Best.
    Sincerely Donna Clay & The Zambino Family

  4. CandleImageMy sweet friend Alice you were such a free spirited gifted person you were a true woman of God and a example of God’s blessings of how God can change someone life for the better from rags to riches your lived a prosperous life We were friends/sisters for many years We met at church I will cherish all the memories We had plans to get together but God’s had a greater plan I will miss you sooo much May God send strength and comfort to the family love y’all so much You fought a good fight Sleep in paradise sister

  5. CandleImageCousin Alice, it’s hard to believe that you are no longer here to grace us with your strength and authenticity. You fought a brave and hard fight until God said it’s time for you to come home. You will be missed by many who were blessed to be in your presence; Rest easy Cuz, Heaven got received an amazing person and a remarkable woman. One love always. ????????️????????

  6. CandleImageMy sincere condolences to you, Alisha and your family… Thinking of all the love she poured and the beautiful communities she called, I am reminded of the words of bell hooks that “love empowers us to live fully and die well. Death becomes, then, not an end to life but a part of living.”
    May her memories comfort you, and surround you with the joy of her beautiful legacy.

    Immense love to you,


  7. CandleImageMy deepest, heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Alisha.

    And when great souls die,
    after a period peace blooms,
    slowly and always
    irregularly. Spaces fill
    with a kind of
    soothing electric vibration.
    Our senses, restored, never
    to be the same, whisper to us.
    They existed. They existed.
    We can be. Be and be
    better. For they existed.
    ….Maya Angelou

  8. CandleImageOur Dearest Alisha We extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. As we mourn the loss of Alice’s transition, we celebrate in love the gift of her amazing life. ❤️❤️❤️we send our prayers of love, comfort, and peace to surround you and your family today and the many days to come
    Aunt Teresa and Uncle Rubin Cruz

  9. My Deepest Condolences from my family to yours. Keeping you in my prayers in this time of healing and sorrow. Love you much. Derrick,Kesha and Laquasia

  10. CandleImageFrom Huntington street to da port you were consistently the same kind of genuine human being from princess to Queen, go on and put on your robe and tell the story HOW YOUVE MADE IT OVER…,.

  11. CandleImageMy sincerest condolences to you and the family, Alisha. I’m praying for your peace and understanding during this hard time. Your mother was a blessing to many and her passing will be felt. But, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Love you!

  12. CandleImagePraying for the peace the only God can provide for the entire family????????❤️
    With condolences,
    Cheryl and Branden McLeod

  13. Often repeated but still true – Heaven got a new Angel in Alice. From the first time I met her at her and Greg’s wedding, I knew she was a special person and a great mom. Praying for God’s Comfort to all and the understanding that Alice is in the hands of our Lord Jesus now.

  14. Alice was one of the kindest person you could ever know. She was a giver, giving you her car or anything else. She loved her family and extended family for which I was a part of. She was my sister in every sense of the word. Love you Alice see you on the other side!

  15. CandleImageMy sincerest condolences to Greg, Alisha, Alice’s boys, and her entire family. Alice will be so missed by many, including me. She definitely left a lasting memory in my life, truly a sweet Woman of God! Sleep on Alice, rest peacefully in Jesus’ arms. Love you, You sister, Maria

  16. Please accept our condolences to the family in this time of sorrow. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.

    Miller Family DNA Committee

  17. CandleImageOur sincerest condolences. ????????️????????‍♂️ May the Lord keep the entire family in Love & Comfort! -Witt Family

  18. CandleImageSending my deepest condolences to you and your family, Alisha, as well as to all those who your mom so evidently impacted with love and light.

  19. To the family. I remember Alice and her daughter Alisha when they joined our home church Miracle Faith Outreach I had to be in 10 grade. Alisha was a little girl maybe 7 or 8 years old. There was something about that family that I seen on them, it was God’s favor. I remember how they praised and worship the lord boldly. Alisha had a dance like David danced. This little girl would out shout the floor in church, you hear me… I never knew Alice was sick or would become sick, but they trusted God with all there heart and that was what I seen in them. The POWER OF GOD”s MERCY and GRACE!!! Glory Hallelujah Thank You Jesus. To the family God has it all in his hands. He has prepared a place for your mother, wife, grandmother, aunt, and sister.. God has received a beautiful Angel home to be with the lord. So be strong and rejoice in him. I will pray for peace and comfort over you during these times. Be blessed in God.

  20. CandleImageAlice my friend Rest In Peace! Thank you for always reaching out to me. You had such a welcoming spirit. Love Always Your Friend Denise

  21. So loved! And will be so missed! Take your rest my sister,my friend! You are a strong, resilient, virtuous woman! Thank you for your love! Until we meet again…

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