About Daphina

Daphina Williams, LFD

Daphina Williams, LFDI, Daphina S. Williams, am the wife of Alphonso Williams and the mother of five children! I am a Military brat residing all over the United States. I am graduate of Williston High School, class of 1989. I graduated from the School of Mortuary Science in Decatur, Georgia in 1992. My desire was to return back home to Williston, Florida and pursue my dream. I obtained this dream by establishing a family funeral home in Chiefland Florida that I fully managed for seventeen years. As I journeyed around many communities and families, I found myself in Clearwater, Florida opening up a funeral home establishment with a relative in 2010 in which I was a proud owner for 8 years. Still working in the funeral industry and finding myself not fulfilling my full purpose, I decided to become a Independent funeral home owner as well as a much settled Funeral Director and Embalmer in which I am currently the owner and Licensed funeral director and embalmer of D. Williams Mortuary Services, LLC in Gainesville, Florida. I am forever grateful, humbled and blessed for the foundation and opportunities that were established in 1994, by my father, I will always be appreciative and take those many lessons with me throughout.

I am Here Walking into my purpose and continuing to serve with “A Spirit of Excellence.” D. Williams Mortuary Services, LLC was established and rooted in Gainesville, FL. I am no longer affiliated with any other firm. I hold dear to my heart the opportunity to serve as the secretary of Independent Funeral Directors Association of Florida. I am also honored to be a member of the 100 black women in funeral services, and the National Funeral Directors Association.

Testimonials

  • Ms. Williams and Staff rendered totally professional service to my Family during the loss of my Father, My Father in Law, my Husbands Grandmother and my Brother. Not only did she provide impeccable service, but she showed a personal care and concern that goes beyond a mere business relationship. The personal touch that she supplies ensures that you know that your loved one is in loving care. Thanks for the years of extraordinary professionalism and that extra flare of excellence that takes it to another level.

  • Best all around, quality service with genuine care and a smile. Goes above and beyond for the families that’s being served from the beginning even after the family member has been laid to rest. D Williams services will make sure your cared for with dignity and respect the whole way through. I love her, she is excellent at what she does. Couldn’t ask for anyone better. Thanks for all you do!

  • It speaks massive volumes when families entrust their love ones into the care of D. Williams Mortuary Services. It is such a blessing to work alongside someone who possesses such humility, compassion, professionalism and creativity when serving families during their time of need. Be it near or far, it is our pleasure and honor to serve wholeheartedly with a “Spirit of Excellence” to Gainesville, Archer, Williston, Bronson, Cross City, Chiefland and surrounding areas THANK YOU!

  • Daphina Williams is not only a great friend and mentor of mine, but she unleashes great value in the bonding and relationships among individuals in our community. Her work goes beyond the funeral home! She exemplifies a deep understanding of the community and personal needs of every individual. Our relationship began before and continued after she rendered services for my mother. I thank god for such a great person to serve our community.

  • The services are God lead and spirit fed as well as heartfelt, heartwarming, and adheres to the needs of the families being served. The office is in Gainesville, FL but services can be provided wherever they’re needed! I met Mrs. Daphina at a funeral one year and she has always been such a sweet lady and very supportive. She gives back to the community and is a very influential person in my life!

  • The greatest comfort during our time of sorrow came when Daphina Williams confirmed that she had our loved one in her care. Your logo of “Serving with a Spirit of Excellence” was almost an understatement of the Excellence shown to our family during this time. Your professionalism, empathy, respect, courtesy, heartfelt compassion, thoughtfulness and mannerism shown to each of us during our time of bereavement far exceeded any of our expectations. Presentation of our loved one for our last glimpse was nearly breathe taking, as he presented amazingly and peacefully resting. Thank you for all that you have done for our Loved one and family. We can’t thank you enough!

  • They do not only handle families with care but their loved ones that are deceased actually look like themselves when they have been embalmed.
    Phenomenal work!! Awesome Service!!
    Lastly, another appealing quality is that they do pet burials and cremations! They have mass appeal!!

    Love Ya! D Williams and Family!!

  • Laying A love one to rest this pass Saturday was absolutely Beautiful and Very Professional Everything was Beautiful and I would recommend their services to everyone!!

  • D Williams Mortuary provides customized professional services to every family with excellence and genuine care. I highly recommend their services to families requesting services of excellence and personal touch!

  • A touch of class and professionalism! I stand on faith and site on her work! And would really recommend her and her staff to anyone who wants GREAT services!!!

  • Serving with the Spirit of Excellence is very professional and always on point…Serving Family’s before and never forget them after. The best team ever!

  • The best of the best. TOP NOTCH SERVICE. You can’t get it better anywhere else.

  • Ms. Williams and staff rendered totally professional service to my Family during the loss of my Father, My Father in Law, My Brother. Not only did she provide impeccable service, but she showed a personal care and concern that goes beyond a mere business relationship. The personal touch that she supplies ensures that you know that your loved one is in loving care. Thanks for the years of extraordinary professionalism and that extra flare of excellence that takes it to another level.

  • Best all around, quality service with genuine care and a smile. Goes above and beyond for the families that’s being served from the beginning even after the family member has been laid to rest. D Williams services will make sure your cared for with dignity and respect the whole way through. I love her, she is excellent at what she does. Couldn’t ask for anyone better. Thanks for all you do!!

  • D Williams a woman of excellence. Very professional, honest to the bone. Mrs. Williams will do what ever it takes to get you what you want.

  • D Williams is a professional funeral service that transcends the normality of our time and generation! It is imperative that at the time of a loss and transition of your loved one that D Williams Mortuary Services is capable and more than effective in handling your needs and wishes! What you envision in your heart to send a farewell to your loved one – D WILLIAMS MORTUARY will bring that vision to fruition.! A touch of class and professionalism!! I stand on faith and site on her work! And would really recommend her and her staff to anyone who wants GREAT service!