Christine A. Williams, 80, of Brockton MA on May 12, 2023.
Born in Brooklyn, New York on August 20, 1942, Christine was the daughter of the late Leon Alfred Thompson and the late Ruth E. Thompson. She was the third of ten siblings, Martharine West, the late Leon Thompson, Jr, Louise Blair, the late Dr. Mary Bennett Booker, the late Pastor Jonathan A. Thompson, Cheryl Thompson, Joel Thompson, Marcita Thompson-Meade, and Ida Kamrara.
Christine grew up and received her early education in the Brooklyn Public School system. At the early age of five, Christine showed great promise as a vocalist when she sang The Lord’s Prayer at Carnegie Hall. Christine moved to Boston where she continued her love for music and graduated from Girls High School. Christine worked at John Hancock Insurance. In 1964 she married Randall P. Williams of Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1968 they moved the family to Brockton, Massachusetts. Together they had 5 children: Dionesia, Randall, Darrell, Rashonda, and Cyle.
Christine’s passion for music continued to grow. Throughout her life, music remained a constant. As a youth, she performed with her mother, a professional organist and pianist. She performed with her siblings in a family trio. She also sang with groups and choirs in New York and Massachusetts. Christine was one of the founding members of Just 4 Praize and composed some of the group’s songs including Stand Still and Listen. She also performed abroad with Sharing a New Song which toured in South Africa, Russia, and Europe. Music was her way of spreading the gospel. One of the highlights of Christine’s singing career was performing with the Boston Pops Gospel Night Choir as a Lead Vocalist. Being a part of this choir, afforded her the opportunity to perform renowned artists Patti LaBelle, Edwin Hawkins, Marvin Winans, and Phish.
For many years, Christine was a sought-after Soloist who sang for many Minister’s crusades, especially for her brother Dr. Thompson. Christine was an annotated and gifted singer Music was her way of spreading the gospel.
Through her love of gardening, art, and interior design, Christine shared her many talents with others. After spending much time raising the children, Christine returned to college and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Bridgewater State College and a Master of Education from Cambridge College.
Christine was a devoted and faithful servant of her Heavenly Father and the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church. She was a longtime member of Berea, Oak Street SDA Church and Waymark SDA Churches in Massachusetts. Christine worked as a teacher and Music Director at the Berea SDA School. Later served as an Elder and Minister of Music at the Waymark SDA Church in Dorchester, MA. Christine was also a member and an employee of the South East Conference. She also helped establish and was the Lead Teacher at On the Road Again, a preschool incorporated by her sister Dr. Mary Bennett-Booker.
Known lovingly to many as Aunt Tina, she was also a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She leaves behind her husband Randall Williams and children, Dionesia Lewis and her husband Daniel of Norton, MA. Randall Williams of East Bridgewater, MA., Darrell Williams of Sharon, MA., Rashonda Williams of Brockton, MA., and Cyle Willams of North Easton, MA.; 7 grandchildren Keovoni Williams, Esperansa Williams, Randall Williams, David Williams, Rashae Williams, Tony Westgate, and Rashawn Metellus.
Christine was predeceased by her siblings, Leon Thompson, Dr. Mary Bennet-Booker, and Pastor, Dr. Jonathan A. Thompson.