Jeanette Hobbs Williams

Jeanette Hobbs Williams

Suffolk, VA
Suffolk VA

Jeanette Hobbs Williams of Suffolk passed away January 28, 2018, surrounded by loved ones.  She was born in Suffolk, and graduated from Suffolk High School.  She was the daughter of the late George Abel Hobbs and Carrie Ward Hobbs. She was predeceased by her husband, Curtis Paige Williams, and her three brothers, George Earl Hobbs, Oma Ward Hobbs, and William Staley Hobbs. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church, and enjoyed painting and spending time on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  She was a special and caring mom, grandmomma and “GiGi” to her family. 

She is survived by her son, Richard Earl Williams, and daughter in law Dianne Duke Williams; grandson Mason Curtis Williams and his wife, Victoria Lynn Williams; granddaughter Janna Rae Williams; great grandson Dawson Richard Williams, and soon to be born great grandson, Kaydenn Lee Williams; and nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to Susan Judkins, Home Instead Senior Care, and Sentara Health and Home Hospice.

A memorial service will be held Friday, February 2, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 West Washington Street, Suffolk, with Pastor Thurman Hayes, Jr. officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Suffolk Building Fund, 237 N. Main Street, Suffolk, Va.  23434.  Condolences may be left for the family at 

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R.W. Baker & Co.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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R. W. Baker & Co.
509 W. Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


I did Jeanettes' hair many years ago when I worked in the salon there in Oak Ridge, always one of my favorite people. Thoughtful, kind and considerate. So sorry for your loss.

Sue Mays

Dear Rick, Dianne and Family,
On behalf of the City of Suffolk Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you and your family our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Mrs. Williams. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Willliams

Rick , certainly our hearts go out to you and your family at this time . Esther and I hold you very dear to our hearts and trust that GOD will extend peace in your life as you move forward from this point. Yes , life will be a little different for awhile but knowing you as we do , we know you will lean on GOD for your strength as you face the future. We will be in touch.


Riki and Dianne - we are so saddened to learn of Jeanette's passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Claudia and Irvin Salmon

Jeanette and I worked together for many years at Birdsong’s. She was a first class lady and a lot of fun. Condolences to her family.

Helen W Karnath

Riki, Dianne, Mason, Janna and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother. We will keep you all in our prayers during this difficult time.

Kenny and Paula Smith

The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are family and friends who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. God will comfort you during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are also with you and your family.

Williams Family

My deepest sympathies to your family may the God of comfort give your family the strength to endure the pain and the sorrow John 5:28;29 JW.ORG

Tonya King

Dear Dianne & Rick,
Please know we are thinking of you & praying for you & this difficult time !!! Jeanette is in a majestic place now & her soul forever in "God's embrace" !!!
God bless all your family !!!
Melissa, Rick & Steve

Melissa G.Butler

Rik, Di, Mason, Janna, Tori - No words can express our deep sympathy in your loss. Jeanette was a very Special Lady and her love for you and family knew no bounds! Jeanette will be missed by many but her soul is at peace. Love to all.

Glenn and Connie Funicelli

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