Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Wayman AME Church, 424 N. Memorial Drive, Racine, WI 53404
- Visitation – 10am
- Homegoing Service – 12pm
- Interment – West Lawn Memorial Park
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Mary Elizabeth Williams, 88, was in the company of loved ones when she passed away at home on Friday, April 13, 2018. She was born in Smokey Hollow (Tallahassee) Florida on September 17, 1929, daughter of the late David and Mary Crumbie. On June 14, 1947 she was united in marriage to Rev. Ralph W. Williams. In 1955, Ralph and Mary moved to Racine after Rev. Williams was called to minister at Wayman A.M.E Church. Mary was an active and faithful member there for over 25 years, and then accompanied her husband to Gregg Chapel C.M.E Church where he accepted his pastoral appointment.
Mary was a proud Pastor’s wife, mother, grandmother, and First Lady of the Church. She devoted her life to caring for her family, teaching children to read, and mentoring young people in the community. Her presence will be missed by all who knew her.
Mary is survived by her daughters: Jacquelyn Strozierbey of Milwaukee, Carolyn Williams of San Leandro, CA, Sandra (Phillip) Hill of Franksville, WI , and Deborah Lloyd of Racine, WI; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter; as well as other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 3 sisters, and great-grandson Jedidiah Lloyd.
Homegoing services will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Wayman AME Church, 424 N. Memorial Dr., Racine,WI 53403 at 12 noon with Rev. David R. Green officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may visit with the family in the church from 10am – 12pm.
Our family extends special thanks to Grace Hospice; All Saints Cancer Center; Dr. Young Choi, and his loving Nurse Debbie, R.N, and their staff for the kind and comforting care provided to our dear mother.