Olivia Hayes Williams

Olivia H. Williams, 71, of Simpsonville, wife of Robert Hollis Williams for 52 years, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Billy D. & Marcene Baker Hayes of Rock Hill, SC. She was a long-time member of Simpsonville United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband Robert, she is survived by their children, Robert H. Williams, Jr. of VA; and Lera Williams Jackson and her husband, Steven, of Fountain Inn; grandchildren, Lera Martha, Amelia, Victoria, Bentley, and Payton Jackson; one brother, Rev. Dr. William Calvin Hayes of Sanford, NC; and one sister, Alexa Hayes Spratt and her husband, Tom, of Fort Mill, SC.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Simpsonville UMC with Rev Mike Smith and Rev. George Riser officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Simpsonville UMC Preschool.

Interment will be in the Laurelwood Municipal Cemetery, 143 Laurel St, Rock Hill, SC, 29730.

Condolences to the family of Olivia Hayes Williams

  • Amanda Griffeth
    4 years ago

    Loved Olivia like a member of our family. Her smile, direct words and unconditional love will be missed. Love and peace to her whole family.

  • Linda Pendergrass
    4 years ago

    Olivia’s death has been such a shock to all of us who knew her. Our prayers are for strength, understanding, and acceptance for all of you. She was a very special lady.

  • Teresa & Barry Richardson
    4 years ago

    Bob, We are praying for you and your family. Olivia will be missed so much. I loved to hear her laugh and she did that often.

  • Susan Doria
    4 years ago

    Please accept our condolences on the passing of Olivia. We can only imagine the shock and heartbreak you are feeling. Olivia took us under her wings as new members of the church and for Susan in choir. We will miss her greatly. Love, Susan and Michael Doria

  • Kim Brown
    4 years ago

    Olivia was a person who could light up a whole room with her presence. She never met a stranger. I loved her and will miss her so much. My condolences to the whole family.

  • Buddy & Jenny Bach
    4 years ago

    Bill, our friend, Jenny joins me in one more reason to remember you in prayer – – which I did just this morning. Even though she is dead, yet she lives and will never die. Her Saviour and ours says so.
    We love you, Bill and praying for you and your family.

  • Lollie Eykyn
    4 years ago

    Keeping you in our prayers Bob. Do you know about what time the interment will be in Rock Hill? Sis plans to be there tomorrow (Saturday) and I plan to come to Rock Hill Tuesday. Love to you and the family. Lollie

  • Julie McDermott Imeson
    4 years ago

    Please accept my deepest condolences . Olivia was a blessing on earth,to Bob, her children , her family, her friends, her community, and to her world.A true angel on earth ! How fortunate I am to have had Olivia in my life ,so many years ago.I always treasured her friendship.How lucky I am. Blessings ,positive thoughts ,and prayers , for Bob,and the entire family. Sincerely,Julie McDermott

  • Stephen DeCasas
    4 years ago

    I am so sadden by the news of Olivia’s passing. She is one of my favorite people. Condolences to the William’s Family. May God Bless you all.

  • Thinking of you all.
    Judy and Rob Ferguson

  • Greg Hancox
    4 years ago

    I’m so sorry that we couldn’t be there for the service yesterday, Bob. Heather and I will always remember her wonderful, friendly spirit and tireless support of the Hosanna Brass.

  • Goody Thomas
    4 years ago

    Our prayers and thoughts are with the Williams family

  • Butch Windell
    4 years ago

    Thinking and praying for you and your family

  • We are shocked and saddened that you have lost a wonderful lady, my cousin Olivia. I wish we could have spent more time together in our later years. Our sympathy to Bob, Lera and family, and Robert. We regret that we could not attend the funeral service but hope to see you at the interment in Rock Hill if we are informed of the date and time.

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