September 8, 1955 - April 9, 2021
Greta Viola Watley was born September 8, 1955 in Saginaw, Michigan to Andrew Sam and Elizabeth (Lance) Williams. She passed away on April 9, 2021 at the age of 65 years. Greta was a longtime member of Mt. Olive Institutional Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Saginaw High School Class of 1973 and furthered her education at Saginaw Beauty Academy in the field of Cosmetology. She leaves to cherish her memory, her spouse, Rickey Riley; three children, Derrick (Shontell) Williams, Eric (Michelle) Williams and Elizabeth (Jamol) Watley; grandchildren, Vintora Breamsy, Thelma Hatter, De’Eric Williams, De’Ricka Williams, Devin Smith, Michaela Nash, Nasir, Amair and Derrick Williams, Jr., Jamol and Jayla Pinkston; one great-grandchild, Qai’lyn Doster; three sisters, Constance Chapman, Mary (Earl) Chapman and Sherry Breckenridge; one brother, Andrew Williams; five sisters-in-law, Doretta and Sonja Williams, Pamela Watley Harrold, Leandra Coles and Arnesha Mason; one brother-in-law, L.C. Turner; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends. Greta Viola was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Sam (Elizabeth) Williams; sisters, Lou Bertha Williams, Martha Turner and Latrice Wicker; brothers, Andrew and Alexander Williams. The family would like to express special thanks to Covenant Medical Center I.C.U. 4th floor, Evans & Browne’s Funeral Home, New Birth Missionary Baptist Cathedral and Pastor Robert Corley, Jr. Funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 19, 2021 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Cathedral, 3121 Sheridan Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48601. Host Pastor, Bishop Larry Camel and Pastor Robert Corley, Sr. will officiate with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 3210 South Washington Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48601. Visitation will take place Sunday, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. April 18, 2021 at Evans & Browne's Funeral Home, 441 North Jefferson Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48607.
Greta Viola Watley was born September 8, 1955 in Saginaw, Michigan to Andrew Sam and Elizabeth (Lance) Williams. She passed away on April 9, 2021 at the age of 65 years. Greta was a longtime member of Mt. Olive Institutional Baptist Church.... View Obituary & Service Information
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