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Lovretta (Pigler) Williams

May 3, 2023 ~ September 18, 2023
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Lovretta Williams Obituary

Lovretta Pigler Williams was born to the late Genie and Verna Pigler on May 3, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was the oldest of four children.

She acquired her formal education in the Birmingham Public Schools, graduating from Parker High School in January 1949, and she received advanced training in the area of Food, Homemaking and Public Safety.  She married the love of her life, Edward (Scope) Williams, who proceeded her in death, June 16, 1975.  To this union, four girls were born.

She was a loyal and dedicated member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where she worked diligently in helping to organize the International Tea every year, hosted by Holy Family Church. She served as a crossing guard for the Birmingham Public Schools where she was honored for her excellent service.  She later served as the cafeteria manager for both Holy Family Elementary and Holy Family High Schools until her retirement.  

She was a member of the Knights of Peter Claver, Court #140 and the Infant of Prague Chapter 19.  One of her favorite activities was serving as a member of her Social and Saving Club of ten women, where she enjoyed playing cards, attending social functions and doing community service in her neighborhood of East Thomas where she and members of the club served over thirty years.  

Her daughter Artelia Smith Daniels, two sisters, Madelyn Pigler Welch and Lula Perdue Evans, parents, grandparents and great grandparents preceded her in death.  She leaves to cherish her memories; one sister, Gwendolyn Spencer Riley, Birmingham, AL; three daughters, Portia Wakefield (Wayne), and Neva Nunn both of Richmond, VA, and Marsha Taylor of Columbia, South Carolina.  Grandchildren: Gary Wakefield (Charise), Marla Wakefield, Edward (Chucky) Williams, Ronnie Nunn (Sherrell), Jasmine Mask (Duane), Tenisha Guider, Whitney Taylor, Christopher Taylor, Marvin Smith and Michael Smith Jr.  Two “Special” Son-in-Law Michael Smith Sr. of Jemison, AL and Collier Taylor, Columbia, South Carolina, and a very special cousin (brother) Dillard Woods (Damaris) of Clarkston, MI and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.    


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Funeral Mass
September 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
1910 19th Street Ensley
Birmingham, AL 35218


Ridout's Forest Hill Cemetery
431 N 60th Street
Birmingham, AL 35212


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