Joan Womble Williams

Joan Womble Williams

February 12, 2023, 76, Goldsboro –

Joan Womble Williams, 76, stepped into eternity and was greeted by her Lord and her loved ones who had finished their course on Sunday, February 12, 2023. Joan was born in Wayne County to the late Frank and Ethel Womble on August 6, 1946. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilkins “W.J.” Williams, Jr.; brother, Sammy Womble; nephews, Brian Womble and Jody Cardwell; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Naomi and Wilkins Williams.

Joan worked for several years with Mid-State Exterminating Company as the secretary. Her skills in organization matched perfectly with her kind demeanor to make her the perfect fit for the job.

A member of Black Jack O.F.W.B. Church, Joan served her Lord faithfully through attendance at worship and participation in the church’s ministries. Second only to the love of her Lord was the love of family, as she held a special place in her heart for each of them.

Exhibiting her natural creativity, Joan enjoyed crocheting, crafts, and sketching pictures. Her eye for perfection was evident in her flawless creations. A collector of porcelain dolls for several years, she had them beautifully on display throughout her home.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 17, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home. A service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2023, in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Pete Radford officiating. Interment will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Shannon Williams, who she referred to as “Mamma” during her last stage of dementia, and fiancée, Luis Carrasquillo; son, Robbie J. Williams; grandchildren, Dustin Weaver (Ashley), Travis Weaver (Jennifer) and Zachary Weaver (Kayla); and great-grandchildren, Jamie Baker, Peyton Weaver, Kenna Weaver, Louis Sgambati, Tanner Weaver, and Hayden Weaver. She is also survived by her brother, Franklin Womble; aunt, Barbara Hughey; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce, and William Smith; special friends, Dot Helms and Isabel Carrasquillo; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins she loved very much.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in her memory to Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, 9131 Anson Way, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27615.

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at