Eulalah East Williams, loving wife and mother, peacefully passed away at the age of 98 on Thursday December 21st, 2023, surrounded by her family.
Born on April 17th, 1925, in Lineville, Alabama to Z.R. and Eva East, Eulalah treasured school and family from a young age. Eulalah was a class of 1947 Berry College graduate earning her bachelor’s degree in Home Economics. Eulalah lettered in the Women’s Basketball Program at Berry College and during summer breaks worked as a waitress in Myrtle Beach, SC at The Villa Ambrose Hotel. Following graduation, Eulalah began her professional career working for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia on Malaria research.
When Eulalah was hired by Lamar County Alabama for her dream job as Extension Service Home Agent, she met and fell in love with the Assistant County Agent John N Williams II. Eulalah and John N married in 1952 and Eulalah begin teaching high school Home Economics. Daughters Eva, Lynda, Melanie, and Janet were born in Alabama and later as John N completed his Ph. D at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Lesa was welcomed to the family. In 1968 the family moved to Clemson, SC for Dr. Williams to work at Clemson University Animal Science Research and Extension. John and Eulalah Williams were two of the founding members of Clemson Presbyterian church in 1985. Eulalah put her education to use around her home and taught her children and grandchildren to do the same. She kept a garden, canned the produce, cooked, and baked nutritious meals, and sewed for her children. Eulalah was kind, generous, and a wonderful listener. She enjoyed listening to Perry Como and Pavarotti, putting together puzzles, and growing gorgeous roses and day lilies. Eulalah and John instilled a love of Christ, the importance of education, and family first values in their children.
Eulalah East Williams is survived by her brother Edwin East, and brother-in-law Jimmy Porter as well as her daughters Eva Moody (John), Lynda Boroughs (Don), Melanie Prater (Donnie), Janet Moore, and Lesa Seigler (Stephen), and many nephews and nieces. She also leaves behind a legacy of love and care in the hearts of her grandchildren: John Mark Moore, Joshua Boroughs, Benjamin Boroughs, Nathan Boroughs, Melissa Freudenberger, Madi Prothero, Eulalah Prater, Kati Burrell, Stephanie Burrell; and eleven Great Grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Eulalah is predeceased by brothers Kenyon East, Bill East, and John East; sisters, Thelma Page, Nell Blair, Lucile Whitley, Ruby Porter, and Bobbie Littleton.
Eulalah's Funeral service will be at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024 at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 11:00 to 11:45 am.
Burial will take place in Gadsden, AL the following day.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, or Cottingham Hospice of the Foothills.
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home is assisting the family.