Carolyn R. WilliamsPoughkeepsie - Carolyn R. Williams, 74, of Poughkeepsie NY was called to Glory on April 9, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. She was born on February 26, 1943 in New Orleans, LA to Edward Baptiste Jr and Marion Baptiste.She was educated in the New Orleans Public School system. She graduated from Cohen High School. After high school, she transitioned to Poughkeepsie and was employed at Vassar Brothers Medical Center until her retirement in 1997.She leaves to cherish her memories her children, Terrance Williams of Georgia, Allanda Baptiste of Charlotte, NC, Reginald Best (Joy) of Lawrenceville, GA, Robin Best-Williams (Rodney) of Poughkeepsie, NY and Erik Best of Poughkeepsie, NY; 4 grandchildren- Terrance Williams, Tiana Best, Rodney Williams Jr., and Alexis Baptiste, and 2 great grandchildren.In addition to her parents, Carolyn is predeceased by her brother Charles Edward Baptiste and her late husband Earl Thomas Best.A Service and Inurnment for Mrs. Williams was held Monday, April 17, 2017 at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, 43 Fairview Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Professional service entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, 43 Fairview Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. "Committed To Being The Very Best" Call us anytime 452-2894 or 452-6143.