Edna Williams was born to Rosie Lee Williams and Freddie Lee Asberry in Memphis, Texas and later adopted by Nathan Goodman and Ms. Pinto. Edna attended grade school and Memphis High School. In 1983, she moved to Pampa, Texas with her children to start a new journey.
She attended Clarendon College and worked as a nurse’s aide. Waitressing was Edna’s love. In 2001, she moved to Houston, Texas, where she worked as a housekeeper and later receptionist at Wyndham Hotel until returning to her talent and gift of waitressing. Many people she met loved her and often personally requested her services.
In 2018, Edna returned to Memphis and played until her health failed her. On Mother’s Day, with her family by her side, she went on to be with the Lord. She loved shopping, talking on the phone and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to laugh and make people laugh. Edna loved her family.
She is preceded in death by her maternal parents; adopted parents; sister, Carolyn Williams and aunt, Clarice Smith.
Edna leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Shannon Williams and Natalie Williams of Dallas, Texas; sons Nathan Williams of Dallas and Derrick Williams of Amarillo, Texas; sisters Shirley Drew, Melody Knox and Sandy Richardson (husband) of Memphis, Brenda Matthews of Dallas and Joyce Session of Pampa; sister-in-law Joann Scott; brothers Eddie Williams (twin) of Memphis, Robert Asberry and wife Donnell of Amarillo and Wayne Knox of Abilene, Texas; grandchildren Dytray, LaMonte Jr., Kourtne, Nathan Jr., Balie, Zhane, David, Jhavon, Randy Jr., Za’Myriah, Jahlen and Derrick Jr.; special grandson Edward Gaston; seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends who loved her dearly.
A viewing was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at First Baptist Church in Memphis. Funeral services immediately followed at 2 p.m. Services were under the direction of Golden Gate Mortuary. To view the full obituary or offer condolences, visit ggmortuary.com.