Shirley Carter Williams

1866-1935

Buried in the historic African American Cemetery, Evergreen, in Richmond Virginia

The Cemeteries at Evergreen | Headstone of Shirley Carter Williams

In August 1935, a small obituary in the Richmond Planet entitled “Old Resident of Richmond Dies” noted the passing of Shirley Carter Williams at the home of his son, Dr. Stanley Williams. Shirley Williams certainly qualified as an “old resident,” having lived most of his life in and around the Jackson Ward area.

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Biography Author Lee Ann Timreck

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Lee Ann Timreck

Lee Ann Timreck moved to the Richmond area in 2016, following a long career in Northern Virginia as a business consultant for the international consulting firm, Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Ms. Timreck is currently busy working as an independent folklorist and historical researcher. In 2016, Ms. Timreck completed George Mason University’s Graduate Certificate in Folklore Studies, and has continued her professional development through graduate courses in history at Virginia Commonwealth University and presenting at professional conferences. Ms. Timreck is also researching a book on the emancipation-themed sculpture of nineteenth century African American artists Mary Edmonia Lewis and Meta Vaux Fuller.

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