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A Wonderful Example of Living Your Faith

June Williams was a member of our church for almost 50 years. She was known for volunteering in our church’s ministries in a fun-loving way that made all around her enjoy life a little bit more. She was passionate about our youth program, especially camps and trips to Montreat, and the youth musical.

June shared her values by including a planned gift for our church’s ministries. She wanted her passion to live on after her life. Through her support we will continue to share the love of Christ and the discipleship of youth.

June truly loved growing up at Tall Timber Jersey Farm which she called home until it was sold in 1962. She had a lifelong love of horses and continued to ride through her adult life.

June’s brother, Alfred, says, “June was creative, inquisitive, intelligent, fun, witty and, on occasion, opinionated. She loved photography and traveling, all types of music, sewing and knitting, reading, gourmet cooking and a wide variety of outdoor activities. June shared her love of adventure with family and friends; one highlight was inviting various family members to spend a different week with her on Cape Cod in celebration of her 40th birthday.”

Before a long illness, June was an active member serving as a choir and hand bell member, an elder and a SPY advisor. She was a board member at Ferncliff Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center which was established by her parents in the 1930’s.

Long-term friend, Emily Hall, shares, “Passion has many faces, as does a faceted gem. June’s shining face lit up her church activities – the joy of sharing music as a choir member and a hand bell ringer. Her zest for helping the youth of our church, whether in sewing costumes for plays, chaperoning youth trips or teaching Christian tenets through the way she lived her life. The joy! The dedication! The service! We give thanks for her life.”

Dear friend, Sharon Hankins, reflects on her friendship with June, “My fondest memories of June are mostly centered around the church. If you were friends with June, you frequently found yourself working alongside her, sewing costumes for Youth musicals, helping with FAME, or singing and ringing bells for various church functions. June was generous with her resources, her talent, and her time. No request for help was too big or too small. Helping was a joy for June and her enthusiasm was contagious!”  

Thanks be to God for the passion and generosity of June Williams. If you are interested in continuing your support for our church’s ministries after your lifetime, please contact Malinda Kirchner in the church office.