Remembering the Life LIVED by Ermenise Williams
Ermenise Williams, daughter of Pinkney and Bleaker Caughman, was born April 5, 1945, in Lexington County, South Carolina.
She attended Lexington Rosenwald High School where she excelled on the basketball team.
Ermanise joined Mt. Olive CME Church at an early age and served faithfully on the Stewardess Board, the Travel Club, and the Missionary Society.
Working in her community, she marched for the desegregation of schools in Lexington to ensure her children and others would get the best education possible. She was a member of the Ebony Ladies Travel Club. Showing her love and concern for others, she would call and check on people just to let them know she loved them. You were sure to get a phone call on your special day and she and her husband Louis would sing Happy Birthday to you. She was a mother to many young people in the community and gave them advice that changed their lives for the better.
She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, David Caughman and Frank Caughman; sisters, Thelma Worthy, Maxine Dent, and Maureen Davenport.
Those left to embrace her legacy include her husband, Louis Williams; children, Seretha Caughman, James Louis Slater, Dwayne (Angela) Slater, and Trina Slater; sister, Alline Cook; brother, Sidney Caughman; 2 nephews raised by her parents that she called her brothers, Alvin Caughman and Robert Leroy Caughman; 12 grandchildren, Shaquana Outing, Tyshonna Caughman, Varron Slater, Leshunda Slater, Tanesheya Slater, Chantel Hill, Mia Bassett, Megan Levesque, Marcus Levesque, Jenna Slater, Devan Wade, Nicole Sesser; 5 great-grandchildren, Takoria Murphy, Ta’Niyah Hoefer, King Johnson, Brielle Bassett, and Jalen Bassett; nieces, nephews, cousins, and host of friends who love and miss her dearly.