HONORING MRS. EVELYN WILLIAMS; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 136
(Extensions of Remarks - July 31, 2020)

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                     HONORING MRS. EVELYN WILLIAMS


                     HON. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, July 31, 2020

  Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Madam Speaker, it is with great joy that I 
rise to recognize a very special birthday for a beloved constituent of 
Florida's 23rd Congressional District.
  Mrs. Evelyn Williams celebrates her 105th birthday on August 2, 2020.
  Mrs. Williams is a resident of Dania Beach and has spent a long life 
as a pioneer and community leader. Born in 1915, she has witnessed over 
a century of development and societal evolution. Mrs. Williams was born 
in Mosely Town, Georgia and raised in neighboring Vidalia. She and her 
husband Alonzo Williams moved to Coconut Grove, Florida in 1935.
  Mrs. Williams served as a Sunday School teacher, Deaconess, and as a 
Mission Society representative, regularly visiting ailing and elderly 
people in the neighborhood and local nursing home.
  Her contributions to her church are matched by her quiet but 
encouraging influence in the community. She financially supported many 
young people in the area in pursuing their college education and 
professional goals. She served in the Broward Civic Improvement 
Association--a community service organization active in Dania Beach--
during the 1950s and 1960s.
  Mrs. Williams has also been commended for serving Broward County as a 
dedicated poll worker for more than 50 years, registering voters and 
carrying the message that voting is a responsibility and privilege.
  She has been recognized by both the Dania Beach Historical Society 
and Broward County Historical Commission as a Broward County Pioneer. 
She remains an active member of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church and I 
am grateful to the New Jerusalem family for coming together so we may 
all celebrate this special occasion.
  It is with great pride that I represent Mrs. Evelyn Williams and the 
residents of Dania Beach in our nation's capital. I thank Mayor Lori 
Lewellen, the Members of the City Commission, and the city staff for 
protecting the wellbeing of our residents and for working tirelessly to 
make the City of Dania Beach a wonderful place to live, work, visit, 
and raise a family.