Spotlight is highlighting a member of the Sisters Network Triangle organization. This member has worked in the community to educate other women about breast cancer and survivorship.
Julia Williams Davis is a devoted family person. She was born in Newberry, S.C. to the late Howard and LaFayette Cromer Williams. The third of seven siblings. She has three daughters: Valerie, Jacky, and Lafy: and nine grandchildren. She is very close to her two older sisters: Lauriette and LaFayette and equally close to her four younger siblings whom she helped rear: Howard, Fred, Anna and Scherrye. But her love of family does not stop there: She has many other relatives , and too numerous to count are those who are not related by blood, but by love who call her sister here in the US, as well as in the 17 international countries that she has visited. She is indeed a phenomenal woman. Much more could be delineated but I’ll just tell you that Julia holds a BS Degree in Math/Health Education, a Masters Degree in Guidance & Counseling with a concentration in Sociology, from NCCU, and a Masters Degree in Public Health from UNC, Chapel Hill, as if that is not enough, she is working on her Doctorate in Public Health Education from UNC Chapel Hill.
Currently Julia is actively involved with the EDUCATION aspect through her participation in: The Triangle Park Chapter of the Links, Inc. where she has helped to provide tutoring and individual libraries for the Durham, Wake, Orange and Sampson counties. She tutors when needed at several sites including the Eastway School, Holt Elementary School, Covenant Presbyterian, Durham Nativity School, Mt Zion Church. RAM,and Global Studies Academy.
Community Health activities include her working commitment with Sisters Network Triangle NC Cancer support group, Prostrate Cancer Angle, Black Week of Prayer for the Healing of HIV/AIDS under the BALM Of GILEAD, and Bridgepoint, a sickle cell program at Duke University. She visits all the sick and shut in who are members of St. Titus Episcopal Church and takes a personal interest in providing for members who are in Nursing Homes or Assistant Living facilities: remembering them at holidays by taking gifts to them.
Church and Religious activities are always foremost in her mind and work. She is Directress of the Altar Guild, Lay Reader, Usher, Eucharist Minister, former member for a number of terms of the Vestry, former Junior Warden, and is currently the Sr. Warden of St. Titus Episcopal Church: Leader of one of the Aids Care Team, Chair of one of the Benevolence Groups which provides food for bereaved members, and the ECW. Not only is she active in her home church, but she serves on a number of Diocesan, Committees and Commissions, including the Hunger Commission, Urban Ministries and Diocesan Annual meetings. At this level she has visited Africa, Caribbeans, Belize, Haiti, Honduras, Salvador and Japan as a missionary. She is also on the vestry at Wade Chestnut Chapel in the Eastern diocese at Ocean City Topsail Island.