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Jewell Williams

Jewell Williams

December 13, 1929 - February 8, 2017     Age: 87

Mrs. Jewell Haddock Burford Williams, age 87 of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Wednesday morning, February 8, 2017 at the Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach
Born in Kings Ferry, FL she was the youngest and last living of four children born to the late Francis Fleming Haddock and Virginia Viola Haddock. After graduating from Hilliard High School, she worked as a Telephone Operator with Southern Bell in Fernandina Beach. She married Carl “Bull” Burford, Jr. and began a 61 year career as a Homemaker, Wife, Mother and Grandma. She and Mr. Burford had two sons, Gerald and Dale who each have fond memories of their childhood in Fernandina Beach and family camping trips to Ocean Pond near Olustee, FL. Her husband passed away in 1981. In 1983 she married Lawrence “Larry” E. Williams, Jr. and the two blended their families together giving her more family members to shower her affection and love upon. Mrs. Williams and her husband were longtime members of the First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach where she was a member of the Hendricks – Ashburn Sunday School Class.
Her family recalls her love of traveling and her church; but most of all, her love for her family.
In additions to her first husband, she is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Juanita Campbell, Aline Kittrell and Ira Haddock.
Mrs. Williams leaves behind, her husband of 33 years, Larry Williams, children, Gerald Burford, MD (Debbie), Dale Burford ( Elaine), Larry Williams, III ( Mindy), Robert E. Williams, Nancy Douglas (Mark), all of Fernandina Beach, FL. Her grandchildren are Jamie Sandifer, Carla Smith (James), Kyle Burford, Monica Mott (Wyley), Katie Burford, Rhett Burford (Kayla), Cody Cosper (Treska), Mckenna Williams, Matthew Williams, Zachary Williams (Nicki), Robert Douglas, eight great grandchildren, a niece and three nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach with Rev. Jeff Whitaker and Rev. Frank Camarotti officiating. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Her family will receive friends on Sunday, at the church, from 1:00 pm until the hour of service.
Mrs. Williams will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery at a later date.

Floral tributes are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach, 1600 South 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256

15 Condolences

  • Joni Reid Posted February 8, 2017 8:04 am

    I am so sorry to learn of Ms. Jewell’s passing.
    She was a childhood friend of my moms. She was a wonderful lady who will be missed by many.
    Sending hugs and prayers for comfort.

  • Susan Markiw, PT Posted February 8, 2017 12:34 pm

    I am heartbroken to learn of Ms. Jewell’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and I always enjoyed working with her on her “aches and pains”. May sweet memories sustain you in your time of grief.

  • Shirley K Ramsey Posted February 9, 2017 8:19 am

    Larry, I’m so sorry to learn about Sister Jewell. We enjoyed the both of you so many years in our Eastern Star. You enjoyed such a happy life together. I remember we were included in your first “date”, going by boat down the Intercoastal Waterway to St. Augustine for lunch. I enjoyed our visits when we would meet at Publix, both shopping for goodies and especially yellow squash for Sister Jewell’s well known “squash casserole”. God bless you, you are in my prayers.

  • Cindy Miner Evans Posted February 9, 2017 9:49 am

    Larry, Gerald and Dale……Just saw this post, I am so sorry. Your momma was always so sweet and kind every time I saw her. Special lady…..my thought and prayers are with you all.

  • Elizabeth Posted February 9, 2017 1:31 pm

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    “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” As you can see in this text the people in the tombs are in gods memory. If u want to know more you can visit our website jw.org

  • EJ Taylor Posted February 9, 2017 3:59 pm

    Prayers for peace to Larry and family. I know Jewell will be missed by all. She was so lovely and kind to everyone .Heartfelt condolences to my friend, Nancy. May Jewell Rest In Peace now.

  • Rosemary Slattery Posted February 9, 2017 6:35 pm

    Although I did not know her I am sure she was a special lady. I know both her son Dr. Burford and her daughter Nancy we’re both remarkable people. She will be missed that is for sure.

  • Beckie Haddock Paiz Posted February 9, 2017 11:07 pm

    My sweet “Aunt” Jewell . I am so sorry for your family’s loss !! You all are in my prayers. Larry, Gerald and Dale. I hope to see you again.

  • Mona (French) and Tommy Theobald Posted February 10, 2017 8:04 am

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mom, I know your hearts are broken, may God give you peace in knowing she is wrapped in his loving arms. God Bless, Love Mona and Tommy

  • Linda and Bernie McDonnell Posted February 10, 2017 6:46 pm

    Sincere sympathy.

  • Kathy Thompson Posted February 11, 2017 8:10 am

    Larry,
    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. I know that your heart is broken, but we have an amazing God. HE will lift you up and guide you all the way. You have an amazing family, whom will be there with you every step of the way.

  • Bill & Judy Brown Cox Posted February 11, 2017 3:36 pm

    I am so sorry to read of the passing of Ms. Jewell, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Feldman Family Posted February 11, 2017 7:44 pm

    Larry and family

    Our condolences to you and your family.

  • Genie Duggan Posted February 12, 2017 11:23 am

    Heaven is a better place for welcoming Jewell Williams. She was one of the kindest sweetest people to walk this earth. She will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest condolences to Larry and all the kids.

  • DUANE SIMS Posted February 13, 2017 12:46 am

    Gerald and Dale,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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