Irene Williams
Irene Williams
  • October 8, 1940 - November 3, 2017
  • Norfolk, Virginia

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Irene (Summers) Williams age 77, passed away on November 3, 2017 in Hampton Roads, Virginia. She was born on October 8, 1940 to the late Mamie Lee (Summers) Walker and Mr. Charlie Holloman Jr. in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Irene's husband, RETSGM Rufus "Rudi" Williams of 49 years, preceded her in death on 16 December 2008.
Irene was instrumentally dedicated and supportive to her professionally high-performance husband and his Department of the Army career at the time he became the Army's 1st African American Photojournalist.
Irene's lifetime professions were in Banking and at the Defense Finance & Accounting Service during the time of her and her husband's retirement together in 2006.
The funeral itinerary for Irene is as follows: A memorial service will be held between the hours of 6:00 - 8:00 pm on December 6, 2017 at Dignity Memorials, The Smith & Williams Funeral Home located at 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. December 7th the Arlington National Cemetery graveside burial assembly will be at 10am, where she will at last be rejoined with Rudi, All Praises to the Most High Creator. A Repass Lunch will be held at The Women in Military Service Memorial Museum, Gateway Arlington Cemetery, Washington, DC, at 11am, on the same day, December 7th.
All Family and Friends are invited to attend. Donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at You may offer your condolences at