Juanita Williams Hubert-King, 81, retired cosmetologist and community activist, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at the residence of her son, Ozelle, in Jackson. She was the first-born of 10 children to the late Aline Knight Williams and James Autry Williams on March 29, 1929, in the North Atmore (Freemanville community), Escambia County. She was a native of Freemanville, former resident of Whistler, later relocated to Sacramento, Calif., and in recent years returned to Alabama and resided in Jackson.
She is preceded in death by grandparents Willie (Pearlie Mae Locke) Knight and Eddie (Victoria Knight) Williams Sr.; great-grandparents, Daniel (Callie) Knight and Alfred (Cenia) Williams and the Rev. John Thomas, "JT" (Retta Bolder) Knight; husbands, Walter Hubert (Herbert) and Marvin Lester King; sisters, Geneva D. (late Authur) Rivers and Ollie M. (late Joseph) Barnes; brothers James (late Josephine) Williams, Leo (Birdie Mae) Williams, Joe Lee (Ellen Bernestine) Williams and Virgil (late Ina Darby) Peoples. She is also preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-law, Willie Mae H. (late Robert) Booker, Hillary (Ceola Williams) Hubert, George H. (Mary Knight) Hubert and Willie Dee Woods; fathers and mothers-in-law, Percie (late Henry Lela Bell Ross), Hubert (Herbert) and Elder Johnny (late Cleva Rogers) King.
She is survived by five children, Ozelle Lewis Hubert (Herbert) of Jackson, Nora Mae (Robert) Crawford of Clarkesville, Tenn., Margaret Louise Moore of Lathonia, Ga., Charles Edward Hubert (Herbert) of San Francisco, Calif., and Helen D. Robinson of Mobile; one sister, Idell (Robert) Longmire of Atmore; three brothers, Leroy (Minnie) Williams of Atmore, Herman (Barbara) Williams of Detroit, Mich., and Willie Fred (Constance) Williams of Tacoma, Wash.; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Henry (Lula Williams) Hubert, Cleveland (Dorothy) Hubert, Lillian H. (late Don) Whittenberg and John (Creola Jones) King; longtime friends, Christine Pouncy of Sacramento, Calif., Pauline Johnson Watkins of Baltimore, Md., Sis. Rosa Lee Clark of San Antonio, Texas, Sis. Jessie Mae Cox Moore of Los Angeles, Calif., and beloved high school classmate Mageline Pierce of Chicago, Ill., as well as dear cousin, Paralee Williams Hudson-Lamar of Mobile; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be Friday, Oct. 8, 7-9 p.m. at the Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God in St. Stephens in Washington County with Bishop Theodore Law, pastor, as officiating minister. The homegoing celebration services will be Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m., at the Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church in North Atmore in the Freemanville community, with Elder Edgar McCarty, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Williams Family Cemetery under the direction of Jackson Memorial Funeral Home of Jackson.