Mary Elizabeth Williams, 81

December 17, 2009

JULY 5, 1928-DEC. 16, 2009

Mary Elizabeth Williams, 81, of 13636 Paradise Church Road, Hagerstown, Md., died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at Golden Living Center in Hagerstown.

Born July 5, 1928, in Boissevain, Va., she was the daughter of the late Bud and Dolly Jennings Lester.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd W. Williams in 1992.

She retired from Classic Food Services.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She was also a member of AARP

She is survived by six sisters, Sally Hess, Bonnie Bolen, Connie Poindexter, Nettie Poindexter, Audrey Fisher and Nancy Johnson; two granddaughters, Lori Tobei and Dawn Taylor; five great-grandchildren, Kristopher Kelley, Ariel Bell, Sapphire Bell, Kwavin Carey and Quinton Carey; and one great-great-granddaughter, Gabriella Bell; and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by a daughter, Willa Dean Ralls; a sister, Retha Cooper; and two brothers, Jack Lester and Buddy Lester.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. Pastor Henry Marquiss will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley, 324 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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