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Vashti Janie (Bolder) Williams

Born: Thu., Oct. 29, 1942
Died: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018


Public Viewing

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
Location: Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church


Interment following funeral service

2:30 PM Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Hillcrest Cemetery


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​MRS. VASHTI JANIE BOLDER WILLIAMS, 75 of  MONROE, NC ​passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Novant Health / Matthews Medical Center, Matthews, NC.

​Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 503 Maurice St., Monroe, NC.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Monroe, NC.

​A public viewing will be held 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, January 26, 2018 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe, NC.

​Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe is in charge.

Vashti Bolder Williams, a daughter of the late Ida Livingston and Blake Bolder, was born on Thursday, October 29, 1942, in Monroe, NC.

Vashti met the love of her life at a young age and remained married for over 57 years.  She love her family fiercely, especially her children and grandchildren and was always there for anyone who needed her.  For many years, she was an active volunteer with the department of Social Services, often helping the Christmas Bureau distribute food and gifts to families in need during the holiday season.  As her health declined, she couldn't be as active but she always found a way to help others.  One of her favorite organizations to help was American Heart Association.

In 1991, Vashti received the gift of a second chance at life when she received a heart transplant.  During her time of healing, Vashti found a love for sewing and continued to hone her craft over the years.  Sewing was not only a type of therapy or hobby for her, it became a major part of her life.  She was known as the best seamstress in town.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Blake Bolder, Jr., Clarence Bolder and Berthenia Thornton.

She will be forever cherished by her husband, Eddie Williams, Sr., and her two loving sons, Eddie Williams, Jr.(Carolyn) of Indian Trail, NC and Marcus X (Doris) of Laurinburg, NC; 8 grandchildren, Tiffany Carver (Michael) of Durham, NC, Shanika Walker of Savannah, GA, Shaquana Boggan of Wingate, NC, Kendra Williams of Statesville, NC, Marlon Williams of Wingate, NC and Mishay Pettiford of Marshville, NC, Brittanie Howard of Durham, NC and Simona Williams Barrett (Thermond) of Pageland, SC; sisters, Sarah Cherry (James) of Brooklyn, NY, Belinda Clyburn (Larry) of Lancaster, SC and brother, Jay Will Bolder (Karen) of Monroe, NC, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Emma Bennett
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
To the family: Please accept my sincere sympathy. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from the one's we love. Please be assured that God see's your pain and sorrow, but He promised He will eliminate the one that threatens the human family. At Revelation 21:4 He says he will eliminate death, at Isaiah 25:8 and Isaiah 26:19 as well as other scriptures where He say death will be no more. At John 5:28,29 He also promised that those we lose will return to their former life in peace and good health. Please be comforted in knowing that your loved one is resting safely in God's limitless memory. emb435800@twc.com

Lucinda Clyburn
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
From my family to yours, y'all have our condolences.To the Williams family I will miss Vas very much. I will be in prayer for the family to keep holding on to "Gods unchanging hand".
Love Lucinda Clyburn and Family
Lancaster SC

Samantha Marie Cherry
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
May you rest in peace aunt Vas... I love you

Marva Grimes Scott & Carol Tyson Haskins
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
Maurice, we were sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. May God continue to strengthen you and your family.
Marva & Carol
North Carolina A&T State University
Class of 1986

Rev. Dr. Brenda Hopkins
   Posted Sat February 03, 2018
To: The Williams Family
My sincere condolences are again extended to the family. Know that my prayers and sincere thoughts of love are still being sent your way.
As you know, I had a previous commitment in Florida; and was unable to attend the home-going service.

Blessings to you all
BLHopkins and Family

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