Medical 05

Dr. Noralean (Williams) Williams

December 18, 1943 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Dr. Noralean Williams Obituary

Dr. Noralean Williams, M.D., Fayetteville, North Carolina's first black female physician in private practice with admitting privileges to the hospitals, was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to Willie Mae and LB Jeter.  She was baptized a Christian at the age of 12 and Noralean always maintained a quiet reverence for God and his son Jesus. The family, which included her younger sister Clara, later moved to Houston, Texas where Noralean was valedictorian at Booker T. Washington High School in 1962.

After receiving a full four year scholarship to Howard University in Washington DC she earned a bachelor of science in zoology, pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (1964) and was a member of the Arnold Air Society. She went on to Howard University's Medical School, graduating in 1970. An internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed at Freedmen's Hospital from 1971-1974.

In 1975, she and her husband, Dr. Jesse F. Williams, her medical school classmate, moved to Fayetteville, NC. She started a private practice and her husband assumed the Directorship of the Cumberland County Health Department. Dr Noralean Williams was a member of both Cape Fear Valley and Highsmith Rainey medical staff and practiced general internal medicine for the next 35 years, retiring in 2010. 

She was active in the Old North State Medical Society, the National Medical Association and maintained her North Carolina medical board license until her death. She enjoyed reading science fiction and mystery novels, shopping at thrift stores and collecting Corningware. 

Personal Statement: " I thank the Lord for loving, supportive parents, Willie Mae and LB Jeter. I have been blessed with a supportive sister, Clara Malone, and a faithful and loving husband, Jesse. I will be eternally grateful to have two wonderful children Makkada and Micah who are of good character and have made productive lives for themselves. There could not have been a better life."

Funeral Service will be Friday, February 9, 2024 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (400 Campbell Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 28301) at 12:00 Noon. 

Viewing will be Friday, February 9, 2024 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church from 11:00 am to 12:00 Noon. 

Interment: Rockfish Memorial Park (4017 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28306)

Dr. Williams leaves to cherish her memories: Husband-Dr. Jesse Williams, Son-Micah Williams, Daughter-Makkada Selah,Sister-Clara Malone, Father-L. B. Jeter, Three Nephews- Louis Coffer, Larry Coffer, and Willie Malone Jr. (Diana) ,Sister-In-Laws, Alice Hughley(Dr. Carey Hughley), Hilda Williams, Luelender Williams, and Elvira Williams.

A host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be live-streamed through Friendship Misssionary Baptist Church Facebook Page.

Butler & Son Funeral Home, Inc. 

Roseboro, NC 


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dr. Noralean (Williams) Williams, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Dr. Noralean (Williams) Williams?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Dr. Noralean's memory.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Dr. Noralean (Williams) Williams

© 2024 Butler and Son. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility