Helen Benson Williams

Helen Benson Williams

Tuesday, May 7th, 1929 - Saturday, September 26th, 2020
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Helen Benson Williams, 91, of Cordele, entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father on September 26, 2020, surrounded by her children. Helen was born May 7, 1929, the daughter of the late E.O. Benson and Ann Piland Benson. She was preceded in death by her infant son, her husband, Richard M. Williams and her brother Jack Piland Benson.

Helen lived her entire life in Cordele, GA. She loved living in the country. She also enjoyed picnicking and boating at Lake Blackshear with family and friends. She was always involved in her children’s activities. She had spunk; never wanting to be left out, always ready to go.

In her early years of marriage, Helen helped her husband in the motel business. She was very capable, serving in many supporting roles from bookkeeper to restaurant manager at one time. She had fun antique shopping with her husband later on. She also enjoyed playing bridge and traveling with her dear friends.

Helen was a member of First Baptist Church. Previously, she was a long-standing member of Third Street Baptist Church.

The greatest impact she had on her family was through her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ along with her constant prayer life. All her family depended upon her prayers throughout her lifetime. She was a wonderful caregiver, always there for her family.

Although widowed at age 55, she had a positive outlook, never complained, and was a great source of strength and stability as a result of her dependence upon God. She leaves a true legacy of faith, hope, and love.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Suzanne Stone and her husband, Craig, Richard Williams Jr. and his wife, Dee, and Patricia Hudgins and her husband, Dixon. Grandchildren include Carter Williams Stone, John Craig “Buster” Stone Jr., Richard “Mo” Williams III (Robyn) and their children, Letti Kate and Brooklyn, Chelsea Williams Pierce (Kevin) and their children, Evie, Grayson, and Beckett, Leigh Ann Pridgen (Ben) and their children, Lucy, Lawson, and Dotsy, AC Whelchel (Kellie) and their child, Gencie; one sister, Dotsy Benson McGown and her husband Mike; and a sister-in-law June Strickland Benson; four nieces and one nephew.

A graveside service will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Sunnyside Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Crisp Academy, 150 Crisp Academy Dr., Cordele, GA 31015, or a favorite charity of your choice.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 4:00pm
    Sunnyside Cemetery
    8th Avenue and Hickory Street
    CORDELE, GA 31015
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    Rev. Richard Williams
  • Interment

    Sunnyside Cemetery
    8th Avenue and Hickory Street
    CORDELE, GA 31015
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Lee Williams

Posted at 08:06pm
We had our first in-person service today (10/4/2020) at my Episcopal church since March. After receiving communion, I lit an altar candle in Miss Helen's memory. May she rest in peace with Mr. Richard. Godspeed!

Gayla S. Gay

Posted at 12:17am
Sweet memories of this gracious lady from my childhood and beyond.


Posted at 08:08am

Lee Williams

Posted at 09:10pm
One of the special people in my life. My thoughts to Suzanne, Richard, and Tricia. I used to go to basketball games with Miss Helen and Mr. Richard before I could drive. Her father-in-law saved me from many miserable ear aches and later removed my tonsils. To all her family and friends, celebrate, don't mourn. She lived a full and a sharing life with so many. Godspeed! She's now with the saints in heaven.

Arleeta Henry

Posted at 03:03pm
We are so sorry to learn of this sad news. Helen was a special friend and will be missed by us all. Prayers for your family...Arleeta and Ferrell Henry

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