Gertrude “Trudy” Williams was born June 26, 1953 in Gallatin, PA to the late Ida (Pate) and James Williams. When Trudy’s work on earth was finished, she received the call from our Lord on July 23, 2020 and earned her heavenly reward. Upon graduating from Mon Valley High School, Trudy began her career as an accountant. She started as a bookkeeper at Woltz Wind Ford Dealership in Carnegie, PA and then transferred to the dealership in Heidelberg, PA. Subsequently, she was promoted to office manager, head bookkeeper, and payroll manager over both dealerships.
Trudy accepted Christ at an exceedingly early age and lived to serve God every day. If she could squeeze more God into her day, she would do it without question. She was a dedicated member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Coraopolis, PA and served as an usher as well as sang in the choir. However, she was mostly known for spreading love and heartfelt comfort to the sick and shut-in through her phone calls and thoughtful cards. Although Trudy liked contemporary music, the old soul in her highly favored songs from the old hymnal and spirituals. Often times, she would play her organ and have church all by herself. She loved to sing His praises to anyone at any time; at the doctor’s office, on the bus, at the bank, in a restaurant, absolutely anywhere. In 2003, Trudy suffered a severe stroke at home. The diagnosis was grim because the doctors said she would never walk or talk again. With an unwavering faith, Trudy’s body grew stronger and stronger. Every visit to the doctor’s office ending in her mantra, “God is a Good God, Yes He Is!” Following intense rehabilitation, Trudy moved to the Woodcrest Retirement Center in Moon Township, PA where she found herself in a community filled with loving and affectionate people who cared a great deal about her. She thoroughly enjoyed movie nights, Bingo nights, special holiday events, and hot coffee each morning in the community room. Trudy also inspired an exercise class and Taco Tuesday.
Preceding her in death: parents, Ida (Pate) and James Williams’ sister, Geraldine (Williams) Turner; brothers, Timothy Williams, Herman Miller, Charles Williams, and Dennis Williams.
Left to cherish her legacy: Godparents, Rose and Reggie Tucker (McDonald, PA); sister, Linda (Williams) Harris (Atlanta, GA); brother, Lawrence Williams (Atlanta, GA); nieces, Saunya Williams (Atlanta, GA), Leilani Dame (Alamogordo, New Mexico), and Linda Kamau (Lancaster, PA); nephews, Timothy Harris (Atlanta, GA) and T’Andre Harris (Fort Wayne, IN); and countless friends and loved ones.
Trudy’s legacy is one of humbleness, quiet spirit, love, longsuffering, and generosity. Her ultimate joy was helping others and serving a true and living God. She never met a stranger and had an amazing love for everyone. Whether it was her sincerity, generosity, radiant smile, helping hand, or a beautiful song, she definitely touched the hearts of many. Trudy was a faithful servant, a loving daughter, a devoted sister, a proud aunt, and a loyal friend who will be so greatly missed.
Celebration of Life for Gertrude M. Williams
--VISITATION (open to family and friends)
Requested attire is Red or White
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Copeland Funeral Home
867 Fifth Avenue
Coraopolis, PA 15108
--PRIVATE MEMORIAL (immediate family only)
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 am
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
1201 Hiland Avenue
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Please note that live streaming of the memorial service can be seen at Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Coraopolis Facebook Page
In lieu of flowers, donations may also be made in the memory of Trudy Williams to HBV-Healing Broken Vessels, Inc. NonProfit.
Healing Broken Vessels
206 West High Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
ATTIRE IS RED AND WHITE
The Williams family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation for the tremendous outpouring of love, support, and kindness given to our dear Gertrude “Trudy” Williams. Trudy was a faithful servant, a loving daughter, a devoted sister, a proud aunt, and a loyal friend who will be so greatly missed.
As she would sing all of the time, “God is a good God! Yes, He is!”
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HBV-Healing Broken Vessels, Inc. (non-profit)
206 West High St., Lebanon TN 37087