Esmay Williams was one of the more sought after seamstresses in the close nit St. Simon’s, St. Andrew district.
Her creative designs were the talk of the town with important Christian celebrations such as Christmas and Easter being the busiest times for trendy fashions.
Mrs. Williams was attended St. Simons Girls’ School. With limited employment opportunities for women in that era, Esmay used her needle working skills to support herself.
She met and later wed Clarence Williams now deceased and they had nine children, 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
A devout worshipper, Mrs. Williams was a member of Brethren Assembly Hall, King William Street, the City for more than 60 years.
Son Junior Williams, recalled his fondest memories growing up with his mother. “My mum loved her children and always put her family first. My fondest memories are watching her in the kitchen where she would cook and bake traditional bajan food for us. She loved to go for a swim at Sam Lord’s Beach with me. Mum always loved to talk about her childhood in St. Simons and the fond memories of her family.”
Esmay’s hobbies include gardening, cooking, baking, reading and doing puzzles.