Theresa Prince Williams

Published 12:17 am Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Services for Theresa Prince Williams will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Jackson Street Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williams died Friday, June 29, 2012, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She was 93.

Mrs. Williams was born March 3, 1919, in Warren County to William and Rebecca Gaiter Prince. She attended Cherry Street Elementary and graduated from Magnolia Avenue High School.

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She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge and did post-graduate studies at the University of Chicago, Tougaloo College, Jackson State University and Alcorn State University.

She taught in the Vicksburg Public Schools for 40 years, serving as a mathematics teacher, basketball coach and dance instructor. She served as president of the Teachers and Retired Teachers associations and was honored as Retired Teacher of the Year in 1988.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Jackson Street Baptist Church, where she served as a mother, Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible school director, announcer and treasurer. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was a charter member of both the Vicksburg chapter of The Links and Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club. She served as president of the former Camille Art and Literary Club.

She was preceded in death by her son, Euphytee Williams Jr.; four brothers, Harry Prince, Alfred Prince, Mack Prince and James Richard Prince; and two sisters, Arrilla Prince and Beulah Lockett.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Euphytee Williams Sr.; two daughters, Patricia Williams of Hollywood, Calif., and Denise Darasaw of Silver Spring, Md.; one son, Ronald Williams of Van Nuys, Calif.; an adopted son, Setri Nyomi of Geneva, Switzerland; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.