Sarah Jo Williams
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Sarah Jo Williams
  • August 26, 1932 - January 6, 2018
  • Brandon, Mississippi

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Sarah Jo Tripp Williams, 85, passed peacefully from this world on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Clinton Healthcare surrounded by loving family.


She was born to Annie McNair Trippe and Ben J. Trippe on August 26, 1932 in Lena, MS. She married the love of her life, Charles Edward Williams on March 3, 1949. They moved to Jackson, MS and began their life together. Her first job was as a secretary for the Lamar Life Insurance Company. Sarah's most devoted career was as the secretary/receptionist at the Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind. Her friendly demeanor and gift of conversation were an asset to her profession. During her employment she was an active member and officer in the Lions' Club. She retired after 25 years of unforgettable memories. In 1984 she fulfilled her goal of receiving her associate's degree from Hinds Community College graduating with honors. Sarah and her husband were founding members of Boling Street United Methodist Church. A church home filled with many of their family members. She enjoyed singing in the Chancel choir and participating in the Ladies Auxiliary. As her husband was a Jackson firefighter, she was actively involved in the Wives' Association serving as president in 1960. In her free time she enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, dancing and spending time with friends and family. In 1987, Sarah and Charles moved to Brandon, MS where they built their dream home together.


Mrs. Williams is survived by her daughter, Pam Williams McClellan and husband, Jeff of Raleigh, NC. Her two very loved granddaughters, Jessie McClellan Tate (Peter) of Slab City, CA/Elora, ON and Brenna Caitlin McClellan of Raleigh, NC. Sarah is also survived by her brothers, Benjamin Tripp (Dianne), Michael Tripp (Carolyn) and Billy Wayne Porter; one sister Elaine Cockrell (James). She leaves dear to her heart nieces and nephews and many fondly loved great nieces, great nephews and cousins.


Her cherished husband, Charles, and her beloved sister, Janie Lee Tripp Brown, preceded her in death.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Clinton, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Lions Club International or Alzheimer's Association.


The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Clinton Healthcare for the loving, excellent care she received before her departing from this earthly world.


May you and Dad enjoy twirling around heaven's dance floor for eternity.


Visitation will be on Saturday, January 13 from 1:30 to 2:30 at Lakewood Memorial Chapel. The service will immediately follow the visitation at 2:30 and burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.


Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.