Hettie Lou Williams Gales

Hettie Lou Williams Gales

January 28, 2022, 86, Goldsboro –

Hettie Lou Williams Gales, 86, Goldsboro, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 28.  She is survived by her daughter, Robin Gales Anderson and husband, Taylor, and a grandson, Jasper Ray Hill.  She is also survived by seven nieces, to whom, “Aunt Het” was a playmate, sidekick, and confidant. Each of them took great care and effort to love and honor their favorite aunt, but none more than Gail Herring and Diane Newman, who made frequent trips to spend time with her. Hettie was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Bruce Williams and Bethel Weaver Williams, her brother, Richard Bruce Williams, sisters, Peggy Williams Hollowell, and Jane Williams Kornegay, and her beloved husband, Kenneth Ray Gales.

Hettie worked for over 30 years at Carolina Power and Light Company. There she formed life-long friendships with co-workers and members of the community.  She was also a long-time member of Love Memorial Baptist Church, where she worshipped until the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease made it impossible to do so.  In her later years, Hettie was in the loving care of Helping Hands memory home. The ladies at Helping Hands are too numerous to name and too important not to. Melissa Weaver, Bridget Honrine, and their staff are unmatched in the compassion and love they show each of their residents, each of whom is treated like family.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 1, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at Shumate Faulk Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 2, at Wayne Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Helping Hands LLC., 321 Buck Swamp Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530, Community Home Care and Hospice, 2309 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534, or Alzheimer’s Association, 5171 Glenwood Avenue #101, Raleigh, NC 27612 or online at www.alz.org

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Gales family, and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com.