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Barbara Moore Williams

February 5, 1934 ~ July 9, 2021 (age 87)


On July 9th, 4 days after her 63rd wedding anniversary, Barbara Moore Williams unexpectedly passed away surrounded by family.

Barbara was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, and attended Young High School. She attended the University of Tennessee where she met the love of her life, Cliff. After graduating, she worked at the UT library, but her passion was being with children. She was a lead Sunday school teacher at St. John's Episcopal Church, a substitute teacher at Sterchi Elementary School, and an amazing Mom and Nana.

Barbara loved her family and friends deeply, supporting and caring for each one in a selfless way. She especially loved her grandchildren and led by her loving example of kindness and fun-loving acts. The world was a better place with her in it; there is a special angel watching over us now.

We will miss you Barbara, Mom, Nana, Nana Barbs, and Auntie Barb.

Barbara Moore Williams

February 5, 1934 - July 9, 2021
Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Cliff Williams; brother, Kenny Moore (nephews Bradley and Brandon; great-nephews, Cameron, Memphis, and Miles); children, David Williams and Elizabeth Meagher (Jeff); grandchildren, Chad Gibson, Kelsey Lukich (Scotty), Jacob Ledford (Makenzie), Gabe Ledford, Tyler Meagher, Sydney Meagher, and Reece Meagher; a host of cousins; selected son, Michael Ledford (Dianne); Aunt Betsy; and of course, the entire Jack family.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Edith Moore; dear friend, Gerry Jack; and her beloved son, Jeffrey Michael Williams.

The service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Saint John's Cathedral (413 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902). Immediately following the service there will be a gathering located in the Great Hall of the church.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Williams family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.

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July 14, 2021

11:00 AM
St. John's Cathedral
413 Cumberland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902

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