Elbert E. Williams, 90, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

Elbert graduated from Elise High School and served his country in the United states Air Force, 47th Air Patrol Squadron.  He taught carpentry at North Moore High School for 28 years.  He was a master carpenter and built many homes, sets of cabinets and completed remodeling projects throughout the community. Elbert adored his wife of 66 years, Sylvia, whom he met in 1953, while serving in the Air Force stationed in England. He was a hard worker and treasured his time spent with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Elbert was a son of the late Offie and Corinna Henson Williams and was preceded in death by brother: Harold Williams.

Elbert is survived by wife Sylvia; children: Elbert Williams, Jr. and wife Van, Mike Williams and Mallory Hickey, Jan Queen and husband Hal, Debbie Davis and husband Johnny;  grandchildren: Jessica Long and husband Drew, Heather Gattis and husband Mike, Christy Detter and husband Justin, Justin Davis, Suzannah Davis; great grandchildren: Brycen Long, Carson Long, Aubrey Gattis, Delaney Gattis, Elise Gattis, Jackson Gattis, Zoey Detter, Logan Detter; sister: Iris Burns; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside service 3:00 PM, Sunday,  January 10, 2021 at  Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where he was a long time member, with the Reverend Donald Burns officiating. 

The body will lie in state from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Kennedy Funeral Home.

Memorial maybe made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 1595 North Moore Road, Robbins, NC 27325 

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Williams family.

Condolence on line at pinesfunerals.com

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  1. Mr Williams was one of my favorite teachers at North Moore . Later we Worshiped together at Church . He was a professional and Master at his craft . Praying for the family in this time of loss .

  2. Mr. Williams was the finest teacher I had at North Moore High School, His teachings have served me well until today. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. My condolences to his family,

    Roger Seawell
    Class of 1971

  3. Mr. Williams was one of my best teachers, he taught me a lot about building, and as he taught me building I was also learning to build in life. All his lessons have helped me and others as I have worked, he was also one of my first employer’s, and yes he learned you on the job also. My prayers go out to the family, he will be missed.

  4. so sorry for your loss, Mr. Williams was a very kind man.. I went to north moore, he always had a smile.. to the family.. he’s gone home…..

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