On September 9, 2019 while surrounded by family members, the Lord dispatched his angels of Love to beckon home to rest our beloved mother, Mrs. Mary L. Williams. Mrs. Williams was born on April 6, 1931 in Palmyra, NC and was the daughter of the late Mr. Charles H. and Mrs. Helen Saunders.
Mrs. Williams was a housewife who faithfully cared for all ten of her children while her husband of over 61 years, Edward G. Williams served in the US Navy for twenty years. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church for over 31 years and served the Missionary Ministry and the Women’s Club Ministry. She was also an active member of the Eurkea Lodge for over 13 years.
Mrs. Williams was a loving wife and mother who absolutely was always there for her family. She taught her children that family was first, and should always protect, love and help each other. She would tell people that “You can say anything you want about me, but you better not mess with my children.” Yes, she defiantly loved her children. Mom’s house was the hangout for the neighborhood children. A lot of them called her mom. If someone was hungry, she would feed them. Mrs. Williams also helped to raise her grandchildren. They knew that they could go to her for advice or anything that they needed. She made sure that her children and grandchildren were active in the community, sports and church. Mrs. Williams will be dearly missed by her family and neighbors. We love you Yes, yet GOD loves you best!!! Rest in Heaven Mother.
Mrs. Williams is preceded by her husband, Edward G. Williams Sr.; sons, Richard C. Williams, Joseph L. Williams; great grandchild, Christopher P. Ross.
She leaves to cherish her fondest memories her children, Helen L. Evans (Terrance), Martha A. Williams, Edward G. Williams Jr. (Jean), Mary L. White, Linda L. Powell, Nancy D. Branch, Theresa A. Harris, Fredrick A. Williams, 23 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; one sister, Pastor Willie Mae Clark; aunts, Ms. Lillian Daniels, Ms. Elgia Caine and a host of relatives and friends.
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