The Williams’ Cemetery is in the middle of a cultivated field. The cemetery is roughly 83 feet by 200 feet, and is approximately 510 feet south of a gravel road where Willie Williams’ house once stood on Centennial Island. The land that Willie lived on was acquired in 1895 by Sam Williams, a negro from Shake Rag, Tennessee.
There is only one concrete marker in the cemetery. It is that of Cornelia Williams b. May 1875 and d. 9 Nov 1948. Inscribed on the marker is “Tender mother and a faithful friend”. Others are reportedly buried in the cemetery too. According to Willie Williams and Annabelle Speights Williams, Sam and Cornelia Williams’ two sons are buried there. Also reportedly buried at this site are Sam Williams, Arthur “Sug” Williams, Noble Williams, Lucy Williams, Duke Williams, Tiny Williams Corner and Tang Corner.
UPDATE: Since this written, I have found the death certificates of Wash Duke Williams and Lucy Williams. They were buried in Zion Cemetery. This is probably the historic Zion Cemetery in Memphis. The undertaker on both death certificates is Walker Oates located at 317 Auction Street. The death certificates were out of Shelby County. The informant on both death certificates, which were only eleven days apart, is that of Cornelia Williams.
Wash was buried on 9 Oct 1918. He can be located in section O, Row 6, Grave number 66.
Lucy, also known as Lula, was buried on 19 Oct 1918. She can be located in section 7, Row 1, Grave number 38.