Constance (Sarah) Williams was born in Bisbee, AZ on May 13, 1928 and graduated to her Heavenly home on Saturday, June 15, 2019. She was 91 years old. She is survived by her children, Connie Weimar, Steve (Stella) Williams, David Williams, Joseph (Judy) Williams, Rebecca (Glen) Weimer, Naomi (Steve) Lindsey, Sarah (Wade) Helberg, Dora Sue Edsall, and Catherine (Michael) Willis and 40 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Sarah entered eternity from her earthly home in Benson, AZ. Sarah lived her life as a reflection of Jesus and everyone that knew her knew that she loved Him with her whole heart.
Sarah was surrounded by her beautiful family for the last few years as they took care of her and honored her as His Word asks us to do. Sarah and her husband Philip, of 72 years, had a tribe, with 153 descendants in all. She was fruitful and multiplied and God blessed her with a good long life. As it states in Proverbs 17:6 – “Children’s children are a crown to the aged and parents are the pride of their children.”
Sarah married her Marine, Charles (Philip) Williams December 25, 1945 when he returned from the South Pacific after WWII. They were in ministry together from day one and together they touched lives for eternity. And they are just now realizing how many of those lives that they touched as they have been reunited in Heaven and are seeing that fruit, some for the first time! Sarah and Philip will spend eternity together reaping the rewards of a life of serving Jesus.
If Sarah believed something, she held to it with utmost tenacity! From following her husband to the mission field in the mountains of Mexico with 5 small children in tow, to moving to Benson AZ where the Lord blessed them with 4 more children, she poured herself into the Lord’s work. Her children knew that she loved them, and she cared for them with all her heart.
If there was one Bible verse that Sarah and Philip lived by it was Matthew 6:33- “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” They both lived on faith through this Scripture and had testimony after testimony of how God miraculously supplied their needs almost on a daily basis. Their daughter Naomi has often stated that she never saw a doctor for the first 18 years of her life. If she was ill, her parents laid hands on her and God healed her. Sarah’s life was a life that showed everyone that God was truly “Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord is my provider.”
“I won’t tell you not to grieve, but don’t grieve like the world that has no hope.
You rejoice and shed your tears because that’s the way that you will cope,
And I know that your love for me is real, but oh when you do grieve for me,
Just remember I’ll see you soon because I am where you want to be.”