About The Williams Home, Inc.
Lynchburg’s Gracious Retirement Living for Ladies Since 1950
The Williams Home, Inc. is nestled on 6 acres in one of the finest neighborhoods of Lynchburg, Virginia. We are a community of gracious ladies who enjoy daily activities, comfort, security and friendships both with staff and other residents. We continue to provide a warm and caring environment at affordable rates for women 55 years of age or older.
The Williams Home, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing a home-like environment for women with care, services and amenities that provide comfort, security and friendships.
The Williams Home, Inc. was founded by James Luther Williams in 1941. He was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Lynchburg Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Inc. for 25 years. Not only did Mr. Williams work for the company, he wisely invested in Coca-Cola. Mr. Williams died in 1938 at the age of 67. In his Last Will & Testament, Mr. Williams directed that his executor shall promptly after his death, procure a corporation known today as The Williams Home, Inc., a non-profit home for women 55 years of age or older.
The land where The Home is built, was purchased in 1944. Due to WWII, the building was not completed until 1950. The Home opened its doors in March, 1950 to 11 residents. Since then, there have been several expansions in our facilities as well as our services. In 1970, the Annex Building was added that allowed for all rooms to become private with private baths. In 2006, the Assisted Living Wing was built for those ladies who need hands-on assistance.
When Mr. Williams left the bulk of his estate for the establishment of a home, he could not have foreseen that his plan was unique among the many types of retirement residences that would later emerge. He only knew that he dreamed of a home where women could live in dignity, comfort and freedom from the cares of everyday responsibilities.
The Williams Home, Inc. of today which is licensed for 38 ladies, has more than lived up to that dream and stands almost alone in the lifestyle enjoyed by the women who live here.