COLUMBUS óBillie Williams Askew, 86, died April 12, 2017. Services are noon Thursday at Northside MB Church with the Rev. Leon Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. at Carterís Funeral Services of Columbus. Mrs. Askew was born June 15, 1930, in Lowndes County to the late Emmitt and Ethel Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert and Harry Williams; and three children. She is survived by her children, Linda and Glenda Richardson of Columbus, Earline M. Chapman of Mansfield, Ohio, Otha Richardson Sr. of Alabaster, Alabama, Toni Richardson of Ashville, North Carolina, and Larry Dixon of Columbus; stepsons, John Askew Jr. and Kalvin Lee, both of Cleveland, Ohio; sister, Vallie Dumas of Columbus; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on April 19, 2017
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