Gina Ann Williams
October 23, 2012
Gina Ann Williams, affectionately known as “Porky”, was born on February 18, 1957 to the late Herbert Walker, Sr. and Freda Walker at DC General Hospital in Washington, DC. Gina was the eldest of 11 children. She was educated in the District of Columbia Public School System, attending Langdon Elementary School, Taft Junior High School, and Martha M. Washington Senior High School.
As a young child, she was reared in the church and gave her life to Christ at a young age attending Sunday School and church service at the United House of Prayer. Later, Gina was blessed to bear nine children, Antoine, William, Tavon, Shaun and Chrishauna, Darryl, Marcus, Antoinette, and Carlos. She loved her children dearly. Although she often endured struggle, strife, trials and tribulations, the love that she had for the Lord and the love she had for her children and grandchildren never failed. It was that love which motivated her to continue to strive to do her best and to find stability in life.
Throughout her life, Gina maintained several occupations, including peer counselor, cashier for McDonald’s Inc, cashier for Church’s Chicken, and a hostess at Breeze’s Metro Club. She was a huge supporter of charities and local organizations that assist with drug counseling and addiction, especially The RAP (Regional Addiction Prevention, Inc) Program. She truly enjoyed attending their sessions, which she did so regularly, and was most proud when she graduated from the program in 2007.
Gina was persistent, persuasive, and brutally honest at times. She had a gift for helping others, especially those in need or those who couldn’t do for themselves, by cooking, cleaning, or spending just spending quality time with them. She loved to cook, especially breakfast; and she could bake the best turkey ever. She loved music, partying at the Chateau, a fresh hairdo, a new outfit, perfume, red nail polish and red lipstick (red was her favorite color); but that was the lady in her. Gina also loved the church, attending the United House of Prayer where she ushered until her health determined otherwise, Johnson Memorial Baptist Church, Greater Morning Star Baptist Church, and New Hope Freewill Baptist Church. To be able to walk into the house of the Lord, singing praises and giving thanks for His many blessings gave her the greatest joy.
On Tuesday October 23, 2012, God called Gina Ann Williams home, departing this life and entering into a new life with those who preceded her in death- her beloved parents Herbert and Freda Walker, Sr.; her daughter Chrishauna; her granddaughter Rylie; two brothers Herbert, Jr. and Larry; and one sister-in-law Caroline. She leaves to cherish her memories, seven sons- Antoine, William, Tavon, Shaun, Darryl, Marcus, and Carlos; one daughter Antoinette; two sisters- Lisa and Iris; seven brothers- Andre, Ronald, Wayne, Aaron, Phillip, Kent, and Curtis; two daughters-in-law- Charmaine and Timisha; 12 grandchildren- Shaunita, Alicia, India, William, Dominic, Chrishauna, Asia, Damarco, Christy, Kamari, Shaun, Jr., and Kinnidi; one aunt Deloris Clark; one great aunt Geraldine Howard; one great uncle Leroy Smith; her special love John Peterson; her best friends Deidra Maxwell, Eleanor Settles, and Allison Settles; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday November 2, 2012 at New Hope Freewill Baptist Church – 754 11th Street S.E., Washington, DC 20003 (map/directions). The viewing will begin at 10:00am and the service will begin at 11:00am with Reverend Carlesia Gaither officiating. Interment services will take place at National Harmony Memorial Park – 7101 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785 (map/directions). The family will receive guests and friends during this time.
Viewing - New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, Washington - 10:00 a.m.
Funeral Service - New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, Washington - 11:00 a.m.
Interment - National Harmony Memorial Park, Landover