Obituaries

Sharon Rose (Sampson) Williams

Mrs. Sharon Rose (Sampson) Williams, age 60, passed away Thursday, March 14th, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. Family hour 9:00am Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Oak Street Baptist Church 401 Waterfall St. Texarkana, Texas 75501, with funeral service commencing at 10:00am, Pastor Louie B. George, Officiant, Apostle Derrick Williams Eulogy.
Interment Chapelwood Memorial Gardens, 826 N. Kings Hwy. Wake Village, Texas. Friends and Pallbearers will assemble at the church 9:00am Saturday. Mrs. Williams will lie in state in the Chapel of Hicks Funeral Home, 407 S. Hazel St. Hope, Arkansas 71801 and may be viewed from 12:00pm – 5:00pm Friday.
Apostle Sharon Rose Williams was born July 16, 1958 in Hope, Arkansas, the daughter of Mr. Edward and Gussie (Meredith) Sampson. She grew up in Hope and graduated from Hope High school. “Class of 1976” Sharon was very actively involved in school activities.
She was an Honor student in high school as well as college. Sharon Graduated from Texas A&M College with Bachelors of Applied Arts and Science Degree on the Dean’s List. Sharon also held an earned Doctorate Degree in Theology. Sharon was a serious person most of the time but could be quite comical too. We all know that she had a spirit of excellence about everything that she did.
The house would be immaculate, the food and the food presentation would be wonderful. Some would say that she reminded them of “June Cleaver” on the “Leave it to Beaver Show”. I guess you could say that whatever she did she gave it her best. She would often talk about how she loved her siblings. Joe, Frances and Chris.
Growing up in Hope was a simple life. Assisting her Mom with the two younger kids while she worked hard to support the family at the bakery, added responsibility at an early age that helped to set the tone for her adult life (Thanks Mom). We would often say that George Washington on the dollar bill would begin to scream when he saw Sharon coming. She was excellent with Finances and Money Management. She enjoyed beautiful clothing, traveling and family.
Apostle Sharon was also known for her Business Acumen, Community Involvement and as a Repository of Knowledge for those seeking both spiritual and natural information. She had a great heart for the things of God. She loved him with her whole heart, she also loved God’s people. Moving to Columbus, Ohio was an effort for her and husband Apostle Williams to establish their 28th Church Plant together.
Together they were connected to 52 churches in Kenya and the neighboring country of Uganda, 9 in Lagos Nigeria, a host of Pastors and Bishops in the United States and were excited about the new connections of establishing Churches, Orphanages and Schools in India. She was a woman on a mission when it came to the things of God. She told her husband about 15 years ago that she wanted to come out of the Corporate World to be with him full time in Ministry. Together they have built New Ministries and Businesses together. One of the businesses is a construction company where they Build, Design and Remodel churches, houses and hotels for Gods glory. Sometimes she would tell people “sometimes finances may not come through tithers and offering so god would bring finances through business so we could advance The Kingdom Of God on Earth. Mrs. Williams was awarded numerous awards for her Ministerial Endeavour and her community involvement. Apostle Sharon’s gift as a Visionary was evident in the Myriad of Functions she helped to organize, including the founding and operating the non-profit Global Impact Community Development Corporation, Project L.E.A.P (Let’s Earn A Paycheck). Training in the areas of Construction, Entry level positions into the Medical Field and Also Technology.
She was passionate about writing and the development of young girls being developed into mighty women of God. She established a women’s Fellowship named The Favored Women Of God. Among Apostle Sharon’s many accomplishments, one of the most rewarding for her was when she and her husband were consecrated into the Apostleship for their Ministerial Achievement and Work. She was a published author. One of the latest books is “Mothers Let Butterflies Fly”. A book that encourages mothers in the Development of their Young Sons & Daughters “Natural and Spiritual” releasing them into adulthood. One of Apostle Sharon’s greatest joy was the relationship with her husband of almost 17 years, Apostle Derrick Williams.
Her HoneyBear she would often call him. They had a blended family of what the often referred to as “The Brady Bunch”. Apostle Derrick had two girls and one boy from a previous marriage and Apostle Sharon had two boys and a girl from a previous marriage. Together they had nine beautiful grandchildren together.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Apostle Derrick Williams. She also leaves to cherish her memories daughter Jasmine Martin-Watson, son Robbie Martin of Texarkana. Blended children Ebony(Jovan) Word Law of Atlanta Georgia, Tiffany(Anthony) Walton of Charlotte N.C. Derrick(Tameka) Williams of Dallas, TX. Grandchildren, David and Daniel of New York, Naomi and Sidney of Texarkana, Darius, Serenity and Rain of Dallas. Kaiden and Skylar of Dallas. Mother, Gussie Sampson of Virginia, one sister Frances(James) Dargan of Chesapeake Virginia, one brother Christopher Sampson Sr, of Texarkana Texas. Aunt Viola (Sampson) Banks of Hope Arkansas. Uncles A.B. Nelson of Hope Arkansas, Roy Sampson of Hope. Mother-in-law Rosetta Williams of Charlotte N.C. Two sister-in-law’s Pamela(Robert) Holtz of Charlotte N.C. Sherry Williams of Charlotte N.C. Two brother-in-law’s Bishop Kirk (Jacqueline) Williams of Flint, Michigan. Ernest (Elizabeth) Williams of Atlanta Georgia. Special Friends Yvonne Green-Haynes, Janis Holmes, Cheryl Purtel-Morrison, Dollean Collins, Nona Hollings Worth, Michelle Reynolds, Gloria Carson. Special Niece Frantessa Sampson, special nephew James Dargan Jr, Elijah Dargan, Christopher Sampson Jr. Special cousins, Jeffery Banks, Patricia Banks. The father of her children, Dean Martin. Apostle Sharon in addition leaves her congregation of Global Impact Ministries Inc. and Global Ministerial Fellowship as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends much loved but far too numerous to name. Apostle Sharon was preceded in death by her father Edward Lee Sampson, son Jeremy C. Martin, brother Joseph(Joe) love, grandmothers Frances Meredith and Aslee Sampson.

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