Susie Willie Gregory Williams Wiggins was born December 20, 1929 in Edenton, North Carolina to the late James Edward Gregory, Sr. and Jannie Cox Gregory. She was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. At an early age, in 1936, her family moved to Manhattan (Harlem), New York where she was educated in the New York City School System.
As a young child, she professed her love for Jesus Christ and joined the Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Manhattan, New York. Later she served as one of the Mothers’ of the Church at Word of Faith in Brooklyn, New York.
She worked as a Nurse’s Aide from 1953 until she retired in 1991 from Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, New York.
Much of her life was spent in Brooklyn, New York with her first-born son, Randolph and his family. While visiting her youngest son, Weyman and his family, who lives in Fairburn Georgia, she transitioned to her heavenly home.
One of her many talents was cooking. Her sweet potato biscuits and sweet potato bread were scrumptious and have been a filling joy for all her family and friends since 1941.
She met and married Randolph Williams, Jr. on June 25, 1949. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1968. Out of this union, three children were born Jo Ann, Randolph III, and Weyman. After the death of Randolph, her first husband, Susie met and married James Wiggins on October 8, 1977. He preceded her in death on February 21, 2001. Stepchildren from this union are Yolanda, Gwendolyn (preceded her in death) and James, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her life’s memories one daughter, Jo Ann (Ferrell) Williams Moultrie of Albany, Georgia, two sons, Randolph III (Christine) of Brooklyn, New York and Weyman (Nadirah) of Fairburn, Georgia. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; five sisters: Nancy Collins, Mary Gregory, Carolyn (Kenneth) Denmark, all of New York, Vera (Tommie) McLeod of Union City, Georgia, Evelyn Dingle of East Stroudsburg, Philadelphia and one brother, James (Edwina) Gregory, Jr. of New York; one sister-in-law, Rubye Williams Hampton of Albany, Georgia; one long-life friend and godmother of her children, Bernice Singleton, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
The family may be reached at the following addresses:
Mrs. Jo Ann W. Moultrie
3601 Jenny Lane
Albany, Georgia 31721-2096
Mr. Randolph Williams II
78 East 43rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11203-3027
Mr. Weyman Williams
2068 Broadmoor Way
Fairburn, Georgia 30213-2697