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