Name: Esther Williams
Date of Birth: 10-24-1962
Place of birth: Monrovia, Liberia
To the union of: Rachel C. Williams and Edward Anderson
She attended: Matilda Newport Junior High School, Newport Street.
To write the biography of our mother still feels surreal to us, because she was more than just an adjective, a verb, a sentence or a paragraph to us. But if we must try, she was a mother of substance that did not run dry, cautious in all that she did, she was steady, unwavering, strong, and of great faith. She is an extraordinary woman. She will be remembered for her: love for God, Faith; Love and Care for her family, Church, Sisterhood; Friendship; Kindness; Service; Dedication and Hard Work; disciplinarian and Caterer of delicious food.
She is survived by her mother Rachael Cummings, Children (Kingsley and Kynma), Grandchildren(Joshua & Jirah), Siblings ( Tom B. khoury, the late Weddey, the late Larry P. Perkson, Christian C. Carter), Aunties(Mary Musu, Mai Anna Rolland), Uncles (Nathaniel Sieh, Joseph Tayee. P Cummings).
She was preceded in death by Mr. Edward Anderson (Father), Esther & Jeremiah Williams (Auntie & Uncle), Larry P Perkson (Brother), Weddy(Sister), other siblings and family members
Esther Lady Williams was born to Richael Cumming and Edward Anderson, but she was raised by her Aunt and Uncle, Esther Williams and Jerimah Williams in Monrovia, Liberia. She was the first of 7 siblings, including 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
Esther William started her early education as a kindergartener at James Harris School, commonly known as (Teacher Pepper School) in Sinkor, Monrovia. Esther Williams continued to receive her elementary school education at Elizabeth Crofford School in Monrovia. Thereafter, she attended Matilda Newport Junior & Senior High School where she received her High school Diploma. Upon her graduation, Esther began her entrepreneurship as an independent import and sale contractor of african fabrics. In the process of her business, she was faced with a setback due to the Civil War. After the Civil War concluded, she was then employed with the The Liberian Bureau of Customs and Excise and was assigned to the Loguatua Nimba County, Liberia Ivory Coast Border.
After years of service with the Bureau of Customs and Excise, she relocated to the United States in 1998. Upon arrival in the United States, she began working at the Holiday Inn hotel as a housekeeping employee, while attending classes at Mariner healthcare (currently St. Mary Health Care) to obtain her Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in 1999. After completion of her CNA program, She first obtained employment as a CNA at Autumn Village, followed by Notre Dame Nursing Home, Oriol Health Care, Knollwood Nursing Home, St. Mary HealthCare. Esther Williams worked at these various entities for many years. As a CNA, Esther Williams showed empathy, compassion, care, kindness, and love. Esther Williams never hesitated to help and provided services for her patients and colleagues as they needed. After retiring from the CNA/medical field, Esther Williams worked with SevenHills Family Services as a Caregiver. As a Home Caregiver, Esther loved her clients. She received her clients and welcomed them as family. She cared, supported and gave them the utmost respect and dignity as they deserved.
Esther Williams was well rounded, and humble in her ways. She would give her heart and her last. She donated to those in need continuously. Esther was helpful and willing to do what she was asked. Esther was a sweetheart, and was straightforward with what she wanted, what she could do, and she was not afraid to express her feelings when something did not sit well with her. Esther Williams was a woman of designs, as she worked hard, she also shopped hard, but with directness. She had an eye for fine things and always looked good when she stepped outside; she knew it and did not look for approval. We will forever remember your bright light that shines with many colors. Thank you mama and we are grateful to you mother, for blessing our lives with your light, kindness, compassion and love. You will forever be in our heart and memories.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Esther’s life with visiting hours Friday, June 16th from 4pm until 6pm at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 17th in the funeral home beginning at 9am. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery.