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Deaconess Armentha Eppinger Williams

August 20, 1928 - June 26, 2021

Burial Date: July 3, 2021

Funeral services for Deaconess Armentha B. (Eppinger) Williams will be held Saturday July 3, 2021 at noon at Zion Baptist Church 137 Pearl Street. Deaconess Williams will lay in state Saturday from 10-noon at Zion Baptist Church. Burial will be private. Colonial Funerals 270 West Main Street, Waterbury are handling arrangements. James R. Sanders, Funeral Director. Condolences may be expressed at www.colonialfunerals.com.

Spiritual, prestigious, elegance, faithful, and strength are just a few words to describe Armentha B. “Ment” Eppinger Williams, as she was affectionately known by her family and close friends, was called home by the Lord surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Armentha Bradina Eppinger was born August 20, 1928, in Marietta, Georgia, to the late Mable (Roberson) and Bradley Eppinger, Sr. She was the eldest of four children.

Armentha graduated from Marietta Public Schools and a member of Cole Street Baptist Church.

Armentha was beloved wife to the late Deacon Earl Williams, Sr. of 25 years; with this union twelve children were born.

Together the artistic couple were entrepreneurs of a grocery store and various restaurants. She retired from New Opportunity Early Child Care Center (Slocum School).

Armentha resided in Waterbury, CT for over 60 years.

Deaconess Armentha Williams was a zealous, long-standing member of Zion Baptist Church and served on the Deaconess Board for well over 60 years. She was a pillar of the church, a shining example of unwavering commitment and stewardship.

In the Connecticut Missionary Baptist Convention, she has served in the following capacities:

  • Junior Missionary (State Supervisor)
  • Executive Field Worker
  • Second Vice President
  • First President
  • Vice President
  • President
  • Members of the Zebulun District Woman Association, the New England Baptist Convention, and the National Baptist Convention
  • President Emeritus

In the Zion Baptist Church, she served in the following capacities:

  • Gospel Chorus Choir
  • Junior Missionary
  • Teacher on HOW TO PRAY, and Supervisor of the Praise Team
  • And many other capacities

Armentha was also affectionately known to family and friends as “Queen”, “Liz”, “Tuchi”.  Armentha did not let her cane or walker stop her as she was a sharp dresser with no need to repeat her stylish, classy collection of suits with a hat, jewelry, handkerchief, and purse to match.

Most of all Armentha enjoyed her family reunions, having upbuilding conversations with her children and grandchildren guiding them in some of their challenges in life as they always called upon her. Armentha believed in sharing the Word of God with everyone she encountered. One of her sayings was “it is not about us.” It is about bringing praise, honor to God’s name, will, purpose, and follow Jesus’ footsteps with daily prayer.

Armentha’s idle time were intimate telephone conversations on a six-way call with her children, encompassing around family to discuss life stories, playing her games on the IPad, watching Family Feud and Judge Judy.

She is pre-deceased by her husband of 25 years, Earl Williams, Sr, Mable (Roberson) and Bradley Eppinger, Sr. (Parents), Bradley Jr. & Mack (Brothers), Vernice (Sister), Jefferine, Earl Jr, Michael, Alvin, Anthony, Patricia (Children), as well as other family members.

Left to cherish her memories, loving mother of Shirley Williams Lawson (OH), Roberta (Raymond) Howard (GA), Dorothy Williams Crenshaw, Danny Williams, Alvern (Jay) Taylor, Jennifer (Cliff) Hall. Cherished grandmother of 20 (2 deceased), great grandmother of 48, and great great grandmother of 10.

Armentha is now attending the ultimate family reunion, she is reunited with her parents as well as other family members.

Funeral services for Deaconess Armentha B. (Eppinger) Williams will be held Saturday July 3, 2021 at noon at Zion Baptist Church 137 Pearl Street. Deaconess Williams will lay in state Saturday from 10-noon at Zion Baptist Church. Burial will be private. Colonial Funerals 270 West Main Street, Waterbury are handling arrangements. James R. Sanders, Funeral Director. Condolences may be expressed at www.colonialfunerals.com.