Carolyn Williams

Obituary of Carolyn Wood Williams

Chapel Hill – Mrs. Carolyn Wood Williams, 81, wife of the late Robert B. Williams, Sr., died Friday evening at her home.


Mrs. Williams was born January 15, 1939 in Alamance County, NC to the late Thelma Brockwell and Walter Wood.  A graduate of Chapel Hill High School, Mrs. Williams was employed for 40+ years at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Her career at UNC included working in medical records, as well as the Psychiatry Business Department, and finishing with the Teach program. 


Carolyn was kind, giving, and caring.  She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  She enjoyed her beach house at Myrtle Beach, and was passionate about cooking, and teaching her grandchildren how to cook.


Mrs. Williams is survived by her children, Lori Blankenship, and her husband Bill, of Apex, NC and Todd Williams, and his wife Robin, of LaGrange, NC; daughter-in-law, Joni Williams; grandchildren, Travis Williams, and his fiancée, Elizabeth, Ashleigh Phillips, and her husband, Harry, Taylor Lisenby, and her husband, Mik, Meredith Larson, and her husband, Brett, Emily Williams, Trey Mooring, Elizabeth Sutton, and her husband, Freddie, Meredith Harrell, and her husband, William; great grandchildren, Bella Sutton, Callie Sutton, Noah Phillips, and Owen Lisenby.


In addition to her husband of 45 years, and her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her son, Robert Booker Williams, Jr., and her sister, Frankie Robertson.


A graveside service was held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Westwood Cemeterty in Carrboro, officiated by Rev. Albert Williams.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Carolyn’s name be sent to UNC Hospice, 287 East St., Suite 221, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

The Williams family is under the care of Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill.

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12:00 pm
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Westwood Cemetery
Corner of Davie and Fidelity Street
Carrboro, North Carolina, United States
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