This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Irma Williams, 67, who passed away peacefully on April 15, 2016 after a long illness. She remained strong and engaged throughout.  

Here we wish to begin a celebration of a selfless life and give a voice to those she has touched during her time with us. Thank you for your kind words of support at this time.

We are giving opportunity for people who knew Irma to be able to express their thoughts on this memorial site.

Wednesday 27th April 2016

We will be gathering for an evening of tributes, thanksgiving and reflection of the life and ministry of Pastor Irma Williams from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesday 27th April 2016 at Mount Zion Church

Thursday 28th April 2016

The Going Home Funeral Service will be at 10:30 on Thursday 28th April at Bethel Apostolic Church

The funeral procession will start at Mount Zion Church

A coach will be available for transportation

  10:00  Coach departs from Mount Zion Church, Pasture Road

  10:30  Service at Bethel Apostolic Church

13:00  Coach returns to 
Mount Zion Church 

13:30  Coach continues on to 
Harehills Cemetary 

  13:45  Internment at Harehills Cemetary

  14:45  Coach returns to Mount Zion Church 

  15:00  Coach continues on to Bethel Apostolic Church Hall

Refreshments will be at Bethel Apostolic Church Hall after internment.
Times given are approximate.


Posted by tessa francis on April 16, 2021
Pastor Irma, can't believe its 5 years since you left us. Things have changed so much. You was such an inspiration. Gives God thanks. Continue to fly with the Ancestors. RIEP. You will be constantly missed.❤️
Posted by Jacquelyn Brown on April 15, 2021
5 years on...things are so different but thanking God, He is constant. Praying strength for your loved ones as they remember you - this day! ⚘⚘
Posted by Jacquelyn Brown on November 17, 2020
In loving memory of Pastor Irma's birthday ⚘⚘
Posted by Vinnette Hollingworth on April 28, 2016
Dearest Pastor Irma, Joey and I knew you for just a short while but the memory of your poise and Grace even in adversity will live on. It was a privilege to have met you. You were a true inspiration to us all.

Rest on beloved you are forever at peace. Much love Joey & Vinnette ☺
Posted by Toyo Ilori on April 28, 2016
Today confirmed that this world is not our home. We are just passing through. It is sad to experience the separation but it is a joy to know that she has gone home into glory. We will sincerely miss pastor Irma. May her soul rest in perfect peace. We will meet again at the feet of Jesus. Good night.
Posted by Cherry Kay on April 27, 2016
I shall remember Aunty Irma for her warm and humble personality, and a very welcoming smile. She made one feel at home. She fought a good fight, kept the faith, she finished her course and now rests in eternal peace. Will miss her, its now our turn to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling so we also can enter this rest when the trumpet sounds. May Her Soul Rest In Peace.
Posted by Gavin Morris on April 27, 2016
We will always remember Irma with such fondness for the way that she welcomed us to the street and was always so kind and interested despite the discomfort she must have been in. Thanks for being such a lovely neighbour, Irma! Rest in peace now. Gavin and Chloe (No.4) xxx
Posted by Petra Brown on April 27, 2016
Heart breaking can't be there for tomorrow but will be thinking of you irma looking threw ur pictures of you and it's so sad to having to be saying good bye u was a strong lady that would always be here for ever u was a rock to many many people including my family just don't seem real god bless you till we meet again
Posted by mahshid payam on April 27, 2016
My Dear Irma

You were such a nice lady. You and your lovely husband Pastor Williams helped me a lot when I was living in Leeds. I never forget your kindness and will miss you both. God bless your soul and rest in peace. My condolence to all your lovely Family. XXX
Posted by Shantelle Hendrickson on April 27, 2016
No Words....Just Your Love & Memories I Continue To Keep Safe With me. This Is a hard Note To Write, that I don't want to write.....But Jesus Knows Best....

All Your Work Here Is Done now Sister Irma, You Have Earned Those Wings.....Fly High Fly Fly Fly....Xxxxxx
Manners, Respect & Love Always Xxxx
Posted by Gbadebo Dasaolu on April 25, 2016
The body of Christ in Leeds will miss our beloved Sister Irma who has gone to be with the Lord. A woman of faith who fought and labour relentlessly in the vineyard of the Lord. You always encourage us to continue the race believing that our victory was guaranteed long ago in Christ Jesus. We are not ignorant concerning them which are asleep in Jesus, will God bring with Him, for the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air : and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Good night
Posted by Sereena Powlett on April 23, 2016
You were there to see me marry
You were there to share kind thoughts
You were there to answer my phone call
You were there to say you care
I was there to hold your hand
I was there to say my final goodbye
Now you're there singing with the angles
Now you're there out of pain
Now your smile will always be in my memory and the persious moments we shared

Sleep well
Posted by Jacquelyn Brown on April 22, 2016
P assionate & powerful in prayer
A lways encouraging
S mile like the sun
T eacher yet teachable
O ccupied with serving the kingdom
R eady to go the extra mile

I  ncredibly kind & humble in spirit
R eaching the lost for Christ
M entor and mother to many
A lways will be in my (and Janet's) heart!

A woman of unique strength who has left a 'great legacy'! xx
Posted by Keith Matthison on April 22, 2016
God bless you life on earth was fill with the things of God you were somebody see that see the missions fields and care for it,your work on earth was now over i am writing with tears running you are in our hearts we mist you,you are a worrier.
Posted by Karol Jackson on April 21, 2016
From Doreen, Sandra and Karol.

You will be truly missed by us all. Rest in peace.
Posted by Caroline Nicholas on April 20, 2016
God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you,
and whispered "Come to Me".
With tearful eyes we watched you,
we watched you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands now rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

You will be missed every day what a remarkable strong women you were thank you for letting Katrina and I be a part of your life xx
Posted by Kieran Mitchell on April 19, 2016
My heart is still warmed by the kind words spoken from the wealth of great love in her heart. I remember very well visiting her for what was to be the last time and the last words she would say to me. She smiled and said, "You look nice." My heart was soothed by the sheer love she expressed towards me.

You are deeply loved, Ma. Rest in peace.
Posted by E.J. Ebuk on April 19, 2016
Fading away like the stars of the morning,
Losing their light in the glorious sun
Thus would we pass from the earth and its toiling,
Only remembered by what we have done.

Though you will be sorely missed, may the legacy of the good work that you have have left behind continue to shine on this earh to the glory of God, in Jesus name. Amen.
Posted by Diane Charles-stubvs on April 19, 2016
Dear irma i cannot believe you are no longer with us i remember when you use to come to brother neville selling your coconut tarts and sweet bread rip my darling
Posted by Annemarie Francis on April 19, 2016
Dear sister Irma
I have known you since a child attending your church. I have so many beautiful memories and will kep them forever. You will always be in my heart RIP xx
Annemarie Francis
Posted by Floyd Parris on April 19, 2016
To my dearest loving sister I will never forget your infectious laughter and your amazing smile. All throughout your illness the first words that came out of your mouth were to praise your Heavenly Father. The times I visited you I will hold dear in my heart, especially the last time. I sang Blessed Assurance. You woke up and said, yes He is mine. I just want to go home. Love you my dear sister rest in your eternal rest

Stevie (that's what she always called me)
Posted by Justin Glasgow on April 19, 2016
Thank you sister it a for the big part of your life you spent on us. We will never forget your Sunday school teachings and your kindness
Posted by Marilyn Isaac on April 19, 2016
Irma, so sorry on your passing. Deepest sympathy to your entire family. I remember your words of wisdom and your strong determination when my 2 children used to attend your church.. Sleep peacefully in the arms of the father until we meet again.
Posted by tessa francis on April 19, 2016
Dear sis. You were such a loving and God fe aring person ive known you and the family when i first joined Mount Zion. You was joy to wor. You will be truly missed. Go be with God you can rest in peace now. God bless. Condolences to all the family.
Posted by Maxine Taylor on April 19, 2016
My sweet Godmother. May you rest in eternal peace. Will miss you but know you are now with Pastor Williams. God bless you my angel xxx
Posted by Jolyon Elsmore on April 19, 2016
A lovely neighbour with an infectious smile and a good word for everyone.
Posted by PASTOR KEMI ILORI on April 19, 2016
Pastor Irma was a senior member of the leadership of Leeds TEAM, a network of Churches and mission agencies in Leeds. We have lost a great pastor and mentor, a dynamic team-player and very kind friend. She has left a huge gap behind in TEAM, in her own Church - Mt. Zion - and, above all, in her own family. But she has entered into the reward of our Lord and Saviour. This is the great comfort we have in this time of sorrow. Surely, strength will rise as we wait on the Lord. Amen.
Posted by Del Jahnay on April 18, 2016
A lovely God fearing lady who made me and my late mother Evel Gottshalk feel welcomed and loved by herself and her family. I remember her smiling always smiling and giving God the highest praise. Rest in peace...

Deloris Newman (Delly)...From Birmingham
Posted by Tracy Ladyg Hall on April 18, 2016
I have only met you a few times may you rest in peace no more pain I know you will be missed from all my condolenses to assi jas n grandchildren my thoughts are with you at this time from me n mine❤️
Posted by Amy Spencer on April 18, 2016
Rest in peace sister irma I will miss you . You was there for me when my mum was hospital and you will never be forgotten it's so sad to know that you are gone but I will always remember how loving and caring you was xx
Posted by LYNNE EDWARDS on April 18, 2016
I would like to light a candle for a Sister William who was one of most kindness lady I have ever met in my Christian life , So RIP Sister Williams from Lynne , Dave , Simon, .
Posted by Christine A Spencer on April 18, 2016
"Dearest Mother Irma,
You was always there with a smile and an encouraging word.
You were truely my spiritual Big Sister in Christ Jesus.
At the moment I feel so lost for all the things I want to say about you.
You helped me to understand so many spiritual things and words of wisdom. You never stopped working when most would have given up,
You was always reaching out to help those in Africa with the many things they needed without so much as any regret of what you were doing.
I will miss you for a time until we meet again in His Kingdom of Glory. Until then I will remember your last words to me a few weeks ago and that was You was a walking Miracle, with you happy laughing voice. I will hold that dear to me till the time comes to meet you and Dad again

Sleep peacefully my dear friend and sister in Christ Jesus..
Love you and miss you till we all meet again."
Posted by Paul Spencer on April 18, 2016
to nana irma you will be missed by all that knew my prayers are with your family and church family rest in peace nana irma you may be gone but you wont be forgotten
Posted by Petra Brown on April 18, 2016
She was a very loving kind caring person that would help alot of people I will always be greatful and thankful will never forget how she looked after me and brothers and sisters God bless you irma you will be truly missed by many sleep tight angel xxx
Posted by Elaine Gentles on April 17, 2016
Dear Irma
You were a shining light in your generation and in our community. I will remember you as a tireless worker for the Kingdom and a dedicated pastor. Rest in peace, you will be sorely missed.

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Posted by tessa francis on April 16, 2021
Pastor Irma, can't believe its 5 years since you left us. Things have changed so much. You was such an inspiration. Gives God thanks. Continue to fly with the Ancestors. RIEP. You will be constantly missed.❤️
Posted by Jacquelyn Brown on April 15, 2021
5 years on...things are so different but thanking God, He is constant. Praying strength for your loved ones as they remember you - this day! ⚘⚘
Posted by Jacquelyn Brown on November 17, 2020
In loving memory of Pastor Irma's birthday ⚘⚘
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