Effie, “Medea,” Williams recently celebrated her 104th birthday.
Born in Louisiana on August 11, 1909, she has been a Berkeley resident and a member of the North Oakland Baptist Church for over 60 years.
Williams treasures the opportunity she had to vote to vote for the first Black president, something she never thought she would see, let alone be part of in her lifetime.
On her 100th birthday, she received a congratulatory card from President Barack Obama.
Williams enjoys being with friends and family. Her three-year-old great-great granddaughter is a source of enjoyment.
Her secret of long life: Fill your life with laughter and love.