Sally J. Williams

Sally J. Williams of Bolton  died at the age of 90 on September 9, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John Williams.  

She leaves two sons and two daughters: John R. Williams, Jr. (Kathy) of Lakeland, Becky Stanley (Paul) of Rosemark, Wayne Williams (Lisa) of Bolton, and Judy James (Johnny) of Rosemark.  She had 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Sally was born in Memphis and worked at Sears Crosstown in the Catalog Department. In 1965, She started Sally’s Beauty Shop in her home after finishing Cosmetology School.

At 43, she went back to school earning an Associate’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree, and two Master’s Degrees-one in Teaching and one in Counseling. 

She taught Cosmetology at Raleigh Egypt High School, Memphis City Schools. She also served as a counselor at Memphis Technical High School.  She was VICA Leader and enjoyed taking her students to Nashville for State Competitions. She completed her career as a Career Ladder Evaluator for the State of Tennessee. 

She retired 2 days after her husband retired. They enjoyed 17 years of retirement together traveling all over the United States in their Camper!  They loved going fishing. Celebrating birthdays and holidays with family was always a special time for them. 

She had many hobbies including quilting, crocheting, reading, writing a cookbook, writing about her family history, scrapbooking, and working out daily at the local YMCA.

Proverbs 31:28 Her children rise up and bless her!

Sally Williams’ funeral will be Friday, Sept.16, at 10am with visitation at 9am at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens 3700 N Germantown.

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