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“From the 1st time I came to Grace Baptist Church Ms Pearl greeted me with her beautiful smile I didnt know Ms Pearl very long as I was new to...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Stella Burton - Waterbury, CT

“Such a beautiful soul..she will surely be missed!! ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Geraldine West - Waterbury, CT

“I called her Miss Pearl.She was one of the sweetest person to know.Just speaking to her could brighten up your day. May God comfort all of you. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: CPatricia Maness - Farmington, CT

“My heart has forever changed the day you left us, but I know one day we shall meet again I love so much and will always cherish our times together in...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Margret Heywar - Wtby, CT

“I love you Grandma ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Andre Cornelius - Waterbury, CT

“I pray God's continual blessings upon all of you. Heaven has really gained an angel. God bless you all ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Deborah Fisher - Waterbury, CT

“Mrs. Pearl Williams Family, Where does one begin to explain the hurt, sadness, and emptiness one incurred when a very good friend has gone to...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: James and Annie Sanders - CT


Mrs. Pearl Clayton-Williams, loving mother and grandmother 92, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 10, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Arthur T. Williams, Sr.

Pearl was born March 22, 1926 to the late Bishop Hershel Lincoln and Lillie (Mills) Clayton Thomas in Hancock County, Sparta, GA.

She relocated to Macon, GA at a young age with her parents and siblings where she was raised. Pearl arrived in Waterbury in the 1940's and worked at Airpax Corporation until retirement after 26 years. Pearl loved the Lord. She was an active member of Grace Baptist Church where she served faithfully in several auxiliaries, including the adult Usher Board, the Caring and Sharing Ministry, the HIV/AIDS Ministry, the PTA, Advisor to the Junior Choir and the Chess Club. She was also active in Church Women United of Connecticut. Pearl loved spending time with her family and creating many memories where there was much laughing, cooking, and enjoying each other's company. Pearl always expressed the importance of having a relationship with Jesus, and she shared that with them throughout their lives. She had a loving spirit, was kind to everyone, always had a smile on her face, and an encouraging word to whomever she encountered. She was faithful in her daily devotion, and enjoyed praying for those in need of prayer. She will definitely be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She leaves to cherish her memory, one son; Rev. Elvin Clayton, Sr. (Vanessa) of Trumbull, CT; three daughters, Audrey Riggins of Plainville CT, Rev. Delories Patterson (Rev. Cordell) and Teresa Harris (Marvin) of Waterbury, one step; son Arthur T. Williams, Jr. (Pamela) of Waterbury, 18 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great Grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, including a special cousin John Mills of Fresno, California, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by brother Lincoln and two sisters Elizabeth Jolly and Daisy Howard.