Williams, Freda Belton departed this life on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in her "adopted" home for the last four years of Charlotte, North Carolina. She was 73 years old.
She was born June 24, 1939 as a fraternal twin to the late Plato Belton and Cora Martin Belton in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Donald Ruth along with her husband, the late Cecil Williams, Sr. She was a retired elementary school teacher of thirty-two years from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System with assignments at Sharon Hills, Valley Park, and Progress Elementary Schools during her tenure. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years, the late Cecil Williams, Sr., and leaves her two children to celebrate her memories - son, Cecil Williams, Jr. (Jackson, MS) and daughter and devoted caregiver, Cynthia Williams Stephens (Charlotte, NC). Also left to cherish her memories are daughter-in-law Ethel Williams of Jackson, Mississippi, son-in-law and co-caregiver Vondese Stephens of Charlotte, NC. Four grandchildren – Amethyst Landry, Kristen Williams, Ashlan Stephens, and Tirza Stephens. Four sisters, Alma Belton, Juanita Ellerson (Robert), Laura Adams, and Faye Black as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and church family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, fraternal twin brother, Frederick Belton, one sister and brother-in-law, Woodie and Jay Williams (Port Allen, Louisiana). Arrangements were handled by Hall Davis & Son Funeral Service. Services were held Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at St. John Baptist Church – 820 New Rafe Mayer Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70807. Viewing hours started at 9AM and services followed starting at 11AM. Internment was at Southern Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association .