In memory of
Professor Vicki Williams
Professor Vicki Williams Nashville - Professor Vicki Maria Camilla Gardine Smith Williams Vicki Gardine Williams, age 73 of St. Croix, USVI, passed away on Friday March 1, 2019 in Nashville Tennessee after an extended battle with cancer. She was born on November 19, 1945 to Cyprian and Juanita (Forbes) Gardine, Sr. Ms. Williams taught and served as a program director of social work education for 37 years and was a professional social worker for 48 years. Most recently, she served as Director of the Social Work Program, College of Public Service and Urban Affairs at Tennessee State University. She was a moving force on the NASW-TN Chapter Board of Directors and worked with the legislature to pass multi-level social work licensure including licensure for baccalaureate social workers - which had never been attempted in the history of the state. Ms. Williams was a regular and enthusiastic patron of the arts and an active member the Gaiete de Coeur Art and Study Club and the Nashville Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Ms. Williams is survived by her two sons Earl Smith and Troy (Lamieshea) Smith and two grandchildren Troy, Jr. and Elijah, brothers Dr. Cyprian (Judithann) Gardine Jr. and Richard Gardine and sister Letitia Gittens, nieces, nephews and many loving relatives and close friends. The family wishes to thank all of those who expertly cared for her during her final days. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, March 16, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, 615 Sixth Ave South, Nashville, TN 37203. The viewing is at 1:00 PM and the funeral service begins at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Nashville Symphony, National Public Television (NPT) or Alive Hospice in her name. Lewis and Wright Funeral Home of Nashville, TN and James Memorial Funeral Home of St. Croix, USVI, are entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity
615 Sixth Ave South, Nashville, TN 37203