Christian 07

Alice Mae (Burrus) Williams

March 31, 1925 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 96)


Ms. Alice Mae (Burrus) Williams, 96, of Sanford, North Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, North Carolina. 

Alice B. Williams was born on March 31, 1925 to the late Frank and Nora Burrus.

In 1941, Alice married her soulmate, Henry Williams, Sr. who died at the age of 47-years-old of a sudden heart attack; to this union 11 children were born; 8 girls and 3 boys.  Alice raised her minor children after the death of her husband without the support of many; she never complained in his absence.  She worked hard to ensure that they had food on the table and cloths on their back; there was never a time that her children went without.  Alice always put the needs of family before that of her own.

She was compassionate and loving and taught these same characteristics to her children.

She worked for several years as a custodian at Jonesboro Elementary and later as a nurse's aide to the late Tommy Black until her retirement.

Alice was loving and compassionate; she met no strangers as she showed love to everyone that had the pleasure of embracing her presence.  Alice spent most of her life caring for others, including raising several of her grandchildren.  She played an intricate role in their lives and made them the center of her life.

Alice was a member of Mt. Pisgah FWB Church for over 50 years; she also frequented the Church of Many Colors under the leadership of her son, Gerome Williams, Sr,. "aka" Babyboy.

Alice was preceded in death by her spouse, Henry Williams, Sr; daughters, Gloria Jean Williams, Zelma Mae Williams and Alfreda Gross and one son, Henry Larry Williams: her mother & father, Nora & Frank Burrus and siblings, Napoleon Burrus, Jeannie Bell Burrus, Melvina Pipkin. Thomas Burrus, James Burrus, JD Burrus, Ulysess Burrus, Robert Burrus and Marylynn Adams and a special friend, Catherine Edwards.

Alice leaves to cherish her memories her siblings:  Carol Burrus (Gloria), William Burrus (Gloria), Jannie Elliot; a special friend & sister-in-law, Odessa Williams; Children:  Pierce Foster Williams, Barbara Cabey, Nora Donaldson, Theresa Allen, Aleasa Stone (Donnie), Gerome Williams, Sr. (Cynthia), Diann Williams-Nichols (Jimmy), Bryan Keith Williams (Audrey), Lester William and Bernard Keith Williams (Stefanie); 33 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and extended family; special caretakers, Janice Sharpe, Johnsie Peoples, Vicky Gilchrist, Elaine Smith, Bernice Cumming, Janice Toomer, & Cierra Legget.

*The family will receive visitors at 674 Minter School Rd from the hours of 5pm - 7pm  daily.* 

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Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Sanford, North Carolina.

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 Service Program


Walk Through Viewing
March 17, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
McLeod Funeral Home
310 Courtland Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

Funeral Service
March 18, 2022

1:00 PM
Dennis Wicker Civic Center
1801 Nash Street
Sanford, NC 27330

Interment following funeral service
March 18, 2022

Mt Pisgah Lee OFWB Church Cemetery
2725 Mt Pisgah Church Road
Sanford, NC 27332

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