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Mary Ellen Williams

July 4, 1934 December 6, 2018
Mary Ellen Williams
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Mary Ellen Williams

Mary Ellen Porter Williams was the first-born to the union of Doliway Porter and Mayola Bonds Porter, in Gloster, Mississippi. Her parents, sister, Shelia Denise Porter, two nephews, Antonio (Tony) Porter, LeCedrick Hurst, and one special niece, Yolanda Ogletree preceded Mary in death.

At an early age, Mary accepted Christ and she was baptize at Antioch Baptist Church in Gloster, MS.

At the age of 17 Mary, graduated from Amite County Training High School in 1951 in Gloster, MS. She moved to Chicago after graduating from High School, young gifted and black. When Mary first arrived in the Big City of Chicago, she stayed with Aunt Willie and her cousins, Jean Hall and Kent Hunter.

Mary was quiet, reserved and a slow walker, you never heard her raise her voice to anyone, and if she did, everyone stopped and listened. Daddy worried about her being in the Big City of Chicago, he said she walked so slow he feared the people would walk over her. Mary soon adapted to life in the Big City. She had to request her High School diploma because everywhere she went looking for a job; they thought she was still in High School because she looked so young. Mary went to trade schools and became a data entry operator at Spiegel, GATX, and later Luster Products from where she retired in the late 90’s.

Mary was a mother figure to many of her siblings as well as nieces and nephews.

Mary became a member of the Greater Walters AME Zion Church, where she also sung in the choir. This is where she met and married the Love of her life, Rev. Dr. Willis Ira Williams Sr., on December 7, 1972. They had 46 blessed years together. They traveled the world visiting such places as Aruba, Hawaii, and Cancun, just to name a few.

During Mary’s illness, she never complained about being in pain or discomfort. When asked how she was doing, she always said, “doing pretty good.” Mary departed this life on December 6, 2018; it was a blessing, she had her sister Annie by her side at the time of her transition.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Rev. Dr. Willis Ira Williams Sr.; son, Willis Ira (Nancy) Williams Jr.; ten siblings, Paralee (William) Goudlock; Annie Burks, Fannie Thigpen; Wilson H. (Mary Lou) Porter; Mattie (Buck) Graham; Alphonso Porter; Russell D. (Marie) Porter; Lowell H. (Albright) Porter; Francine Porter Butler, and Patricia Yvonne Porter; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in greenpastures: he leadeth me beside the stillwaters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me
Thou preparest a tablebefore me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cuprunnethover.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Amen


SERVICES INFORMATION FOR MARY ELLEN WILLIAMS

VISITATION:
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 3:00 - 6:00pm
Brookins Funeral Home

WAKE:
Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm

FUNERAL:
Friday, December 14 , 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm

LOCATION FOR WAKE AND FUNERAL SERVICES:
Brookins Funeral Home
9315 S. Ashland
Chicago IL 60620


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Visitation

Thursday

13

Dec

3:00 PM 12/13/2018 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/13/2018 6:00:00 PM
Brookins Funeral Home

9315 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620

Brookins Funeral Home
9315 S. Ashland Avenue Chicago 60620 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

14

Dec

12:00 PM 12/14/2018 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12/14/2018 1:00:00 PM
Brookins Funeral Home

9315 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620

Brookins Funeral Home
9315 S. Ashland Avenue Chicago 60620 IL
United States

Service

Friday

14

Dec

1:00 PM 12/14/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/14/2018 2:00:00 PM
Brookins Funeral Home

9315 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620

Brookins Funeral Home
9315 S. Ashland Avenue Chicago 60620 IL
United States
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