Alvenia Cuthbert Williams 74, of St. Helena Island, departed this life on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at her residence.
Alvenia Cuthbert Williams was born June 2nd 1946 in Port Royal, SC, a son of Dorothy Cuthbert Major and the late Deacon James Jesse Major.
During her younger years, she attended school in Savannah, Georgia while under the care of her maternal grandmother. As a young adult, she resided in Orangeburg, SC where she worked in the local cotton mills and worked for Orangeburg Comprehensive Health by providing bus transportation to the sick. After moving back to Beaufort, she was employed for decades on Fripp Island as a housekeeper, supervisor, and property manager.
Early in life, Alvenia accepted Christ as her personal savior and became a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church on St. Helena Island. Due to health issues, she was no longer able to attend church services physically; however, Ebenezer was her church home and held her heart.
Alvenia entered in eternal slumber on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at her home. In addition to both parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Cuthbert and Georgie “Woodie” Major.
Alvenia was a kindhearted person who truly loved her family. She had an infectious laugh and was known for her lovely voice and ability to soulfully sing any RB classic.
Those left to cherish her memories include her son Benjamin Major (Tonesha); two granddaughters, Khadijah Blair- Major and De’Asia Major; five brothers, Ernest Joe, James, Julius, Daniel and LaSalle Major all of Beaufort, SC; three sisters, Jessie Major of St. Helena, Joyce Chisolm (Leon) of Lady's Island, and Susan Handy of Lyons, Georgia; two uncles Fred and George White both of St. Helena; special longtime friend Mary Jamison of Orangeburg, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation is Thursday August 13, 2020 at 1508 Duke St. Beaufort, SC. Graveside Service will be held 11am this Friday, August 14, 2020 at St. Helena Memorial Garden Cemetery
St. Helena Island, SC.
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