Sally Ann Williams, 69, of Virginia Beach died March 3, 2015. She was born August 3, 1945, in Newburg, WV to Neil J and Edna Miller Sheets. She married Preston Jamie Williams on August 29, 1964 and they recently celebrated 50 years together. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Stephen Watkins, Robert Watkins, Harry Watkins, Darrell Sheets, Joe Sheets, sisters Reneita Patricia “Sis” Sapp and Rosemary Jane “Janie” Dixon. She is survived by her husband PJ, daughter Julie Rispoli Patrick, granddaughter Jamie Lynn Dill fiance Rickie Hunt Jr, and grandson Joshua Rispoli, brothers Tom Sheets, David Sheets Rose; and Michael Sheets and sisters Iris Belcher Gene, Sandra McDaniel John, and Carol Jean Anders Ed and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Lung Association in her honor. Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Please visit altmeyer.com to leave condolence messages for the family.
Aunt Sally was the epitome of poise and grace. She was one of the most giving, serene, welcoming, and loving person I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. I have unspeakable amount of gratitude to have been able to call her aunt. There are few people in this world, whose mere presence reflects peace. In any conversation or sitting on a couch beside aunt Sally, I always had an overwhelming sense of calm unconditional love. By Aunt Sally simply living in the day throughout her years of failing health, taught many irreplaceable life lessons. Lessons of hope,love, courage and acceptance. For this I am forever grateful. I love you and will miss you Aunt Sally. Thank you for the gift of unconditional love you’ve showed me.
My sincere prayers are with you P.J. and Julie, I understand the loss of a love one. I remember all loving things about Sally as was she a sister in law at one time in my life. May God Bless you. and your families.
Oh my dear sister Sally,I’m missing you already. I’ll miss all of those long talks on the phone,your laughter at the wild things I’d say. I got my birthday card on March 4th just as I know you had planed and reminded me of having to tell all I was now 65, as we always did to each other. You were just a great sister ,You will always be in my heart with all the childhood memories.P.J. Sally couldn’t have had a better husband,you were the love of her life. P.J.you are a wonderful father to Julie a good grandfather to Jamie. So P.J as I would always tell Sally at the end of our talks ,tell P.J. To be good.
PJ, I know the passing of Sally is a tremendous loss for you and Julie, as well as all of those whose life she touched. Although we moved from Virginia Beach many years ago, I remember Sally as having a demeanor that was calm, wise, and easy going. She had a laugh that was contagious and spontaneous. She cherished her friends. I’m sure your days will be challenging in the months and years to come but the good memories of Sally will get you through. You will always have a friend, a brother of sorts, in southwest Virginia if you need him.
PJ,Julie,& Jamie. I will miss Sally and our phone conversations. She had such dry sense of humor. You all,Y’all will be in my prayers. With our love.
Iris and Gene
Sally you’ve been a really nice sister in law to me. Always there to tell me when I was wrong about things I would do about my health decisions which I truly did thank you because you would be right.I also remember being in school with you many years ago and having to carry these notes from certain boys to you.By Sally I will remember you with good memories. Now you rest.
So sorry for your loss PJ. You will be in our thoughts and prayers…
This is truly a time of heartfelt sadness. Sally was the type of person you could talk to about anything. She was intelligent, funny, gracious, and made you feel welcome in her presence no matter who you were. She could go anywhere and know how to carry herself in any situation; she was truly a lady and that lady will be missed
PJ, have comfort in the fact that you and Sally had 50 years together filled with so many wonderful memories. It was and is a testament of your love and devotion to each other. May the love of our heavenly father reach down and touch your soul, ease your pain, and bring calmness and serenity in the coming days when you feel emotionally drained. Your family will be in my prayers. Take care.
Tom Werlinich and I send our deepest sympathy to Mr. Williams PJ, Julie and her family, and to the extended friends and relatives that will miss Sally Ann. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family. It is a blessing to go to sleep here and wake up in Heaven. May the thoughts of sympathy help to ease your pain at this difficult time. Julie and Patrick are our wonderful neighbors.