Carol Matthews Williams of Salem passed away February 10, 2021 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA.
A native of Salem she was the wife of the late, Donald A. Williams, and the daughter of George C. Matthews and Evelyn K. Matthews, both deceased. Carol was a 1956 graduate of Andrew Lewis High School and graduated from Longwood University after. She was a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority at Longwood University. She worked as an LPN for over 20 years and had found her calling. Carol was a long standing member of Salem Baptist Church.
Over the years her hobbies and interest included bowling, playing bridge, reading, puzzles, knitting, and all sports, especially the VT Hokies and Dallas Cowboys. Carol loved to travel, especially road trips. She volunteered at her local polling place every election, at Lewis Gale Hospital and the local clothes closet.
Carol was a very devoted mother and even more grandmother. She leaves behind to cherish her memory five children, Todd Williams and wife Janet, Kelley Dillenberger and wife Mary Jane, Scott Williams and wife Angela, Allison Jacobsen and husband Ken, and Chris Williams and wife Carrie; grandchildren, Hayley Jacobsen, Taylor Dillenberger, Nic Williams and wife Lauren, Zach Jacobsen, Jordan Williams, Kyle Williams, Langley Sampognaro and husband Gabe, Morgan Zinkhan and husband Ryan, Matt Williams and wife Bailey, Madison Dillenberger, Ryan Williams, Kelsey Williams, Connor Williams, Josie Williams, and Larry Marshall and wife Ellen; great grandchildren, Emmit, Lazarus, and Afton; her sister, Kay Taney; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and ten nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two grandsons, Richard S Williams and Donald J Williams.
The family will receive friends at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem, 1330 East Main Street, on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 11:30 until 12:30. A funeral service will follow at 12:30 in the Lotz Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the chapel service in Evergreen Burial Park.
Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation or National Kidney Foundation.
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