I am now a retired special educator. During the many years that I had a high school self- contained classroom, the students in my class received music instruction with the keyboard on a weekly basis during one particular school year from Mr. Demetrius Williams. Through his teaching, many of my students learned the basic music notes, the scales, and some even were able to imitate him in playing simple songs on the keyboard. His kindness and patience in working with them resulted in many being able to express themselves through a medium they might never have been able to otherwise. Surprisingly it served as an avenue to reveal those students who had a natural “gift” to grasp the musical concepts both academically and manually. This provided these students with an area to experience success that they might not have in the traditional classroom due to the many learning challenges they faced.

Earnestine Giles, Retired Special Education Teacher

My association with Lizzie Williams goes back more than 15 years. I initially interviewed her for a position as a Financial Specialist for New York Life Insurance Company. Her commitment to her clients and her work was exemplary. During that time we became very close and I have continued to be impressed with her love for the Lord and desire to change the lives of others. In my affiliation with the organization Love INC (In the Name of Christ), she has taught classes to help others benefit from her knowledge. She is blessed in being able to show practical and biblical choices that help individuals and families financially. I am blessed by knowing her.

Allie St. John Retired, RVP Financial Services

Rev. Lizzie Williams is the quintessential servant of the Lord. Her faithfulness to the people of God, stems from her unparalleled faithfulness to the Lord. She is a student of the Word and of the faith; her insatiable desire to learn and grow is infectious. The Body of Christ needs more men and women of genuine love, wisdom, and the servant’s heart, which is so evident in the life of Rev. Williams.

Pastor Tyshawn Gardner, Plum Grove Baptist Church

Minister Lizzie Williams is a servant who lives her life to fulfill God’s calling. She does not wait for something to happen to edify our Lord but rather makes it happen. Her love for God and His people is definitely contagious. I have served along with her in her role as Minister of Christian Education and as Youth Minister and have been blessed by her presence in my life.

Melba A. McMullen, HRIS Analyst - DCH Medical Center

Lizzie Williams is the epitome of what a witness should be. Having the privilege to work with her in Tuscaloosa City Schools, I can attest to her desire to improve the lives of children and families while serving as an advocate for children with special needs. Ms. Williams is a lifelong learner, striving to demonstrate her passion for the education of children through continuous improvement of her skills as a teacher. Her knowledge of working with students and families is impeccable; she brings life to her work and demonstrates this through a caring and understanding approach.

Dr. Mary Long, Secondary Curriculum Specialist for Special Education for Tuscaloosa City School System