YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – A celebration of life for Mrs. E. Jane Williams, who entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, will be held at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Thursday, February 25, 2021 , 827, instead of Wilson Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio. The office hour is at 10:00 a.m. A private family service follows at 11:00 a.m.
Mrs. Williams, affectionately known as “Jane”, was born on October 1, 1924, in Linden, Alabama, to Amy and Neal Davis.
Jane matriculated through the educational system by attending Linden Academy and Selma University of Alabama. In 1957, Jane moved to Youngstown, Ohio with her three children to provide her family with a better life and better education than the South at the time.
Jane was a hard worker and always ready to help others. She took pride in raising her children with dignity, discipline, and love.
She worked for many years in the Bar-BQ restaurant in the Original Foy. There she acquired the ability and skill to get out and become a co-owner of J&J Bar-BQ. Jane became a permanent fixture on the east side and offered other blacks the opportunity to work. She even became a mentor to others. Aside from the restaurant business, she took pride in creating eye-catching landscaping and floral landscapes.
Jane was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and its Nurses Guild. She was baptized in Jesus’ name and received the precious gift of the Holy Spirit.
She is survived by Roosevelt (Betty) Davis from Sierra Vista, Arizona, Gwen (Herbert) Shepherd from Las Vegas, Nevada, Robert (Janie) Davis from Leavenworth, Kansas, Emma Dixon from Leavenworth, Kansas, Lillie Davis from Birmingham, Alabama . Neal (Dorothy) Davis Jr. of Youngstown, Ohio, and a dear cousin, Elbert (Betty) Rembert of Chicago, Illinois. To continue their legacy, Gerri (Robert) Simmons from Washington, DC, Deloris Thompson from Youngstown, Ohio, James (Pat) Adams from Columbus, Ohio and her “other” daughter Bonnie (Adams) Jones from Warrensville Heights, Ohio ;; Daughter-in-law Emmaline Adams of Struthers, Ohio, and son-in-law Arthur W. Thompson, Jr .; her grandchildren Jacques (Sandy) Thompson from Maylene, Alabama, Brigette Thompson from Laurel, Maryland, Arthur W. (Trina) Thompson III from Youngstown, Ohio, Michael (Jaqueline) Thompson from Reynoldsberg, Ohio, and Jamie Popoola from Elkridge, Maryland; her great-grandchildren Brandon Thompson from Laurel, Maryland, Andrea Ibarra from Glenburnie, Maryland, Alexis Thompson from Woodbridge, Virginia, Tyler Thompson from Youngstown, Ohio, Devon Rambo from Columbus, Ohio, Turel Thompson from Youngstown, Ohio and Brielle Ibarra from Pittston, Pennsylvania and great great-great-grandchildren, Aria, Harmony and Justice Thompson from Laurel, Maryland, Brayden and Lucciana Thompson from Youngstown, Ohio, and Abiola Popoola from Elkridge, Maryland. She will also be remembered by her dear friend Roginger Adams of Cleveland, Ohio. close friends, Frances Harden and Beatrice Pickens of Youngstown, Ohio and special friend, Della Locke of Youngstown, Ohio.
Her siblings Jimmy, Lela, Bennie and Mary Alice had preceded her death.
Due to the pandemic and for the safety and health of others, all guests are requested to wear masks, practice social distancing, and not linger after viewing.
Arrangements were entrusted LE Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
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A TV tribute will air on Friday, February 26th at approximate times: 7:10 am on FOX, 12:22 pm on WKBN, 5:08 pm on MyYTV, and 7:27 pm on WYTV.