Sylvia C. Williams, 92, passed away at the Bradford Ecumenical Home on Wednesday (May 6, 2015).
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She was born in 1922 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of late C. Post and Emsie Mason Post. She graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit in 1939 and then attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
In 1944, Sylvia married Rev. Orville H. Williams in Detroit. She served as pastor's wife in Baptist churches in River Rouge, Mich., Yakima, Wash., Wheat Ridge, Colo., Eugene, Ore. and Phoenix, Ariz.
Her lovely soprano voice was appreciated in choirs and ensembles, and she was active in children's and women's ministries. After retirement, she and Orville relocated to Salem, Ore., where following her husband's death in 1983, Sylvia was an enthusiastic volunteer at Western Baptist College and in the Reading Buddy program in the Salem schools.
She relocated to Detroit Baptist Manor to live near her brother in 2002, where she continued to provide piano accompaniment for the children's program until age 88. In 2011, she relocated to Bradford to live near her daughter.
Sylvia will be remembered for her deep faith and love of the Lord and service to Him throughout her life.
Sylvia's survivors include her brother, Raymond L. Post of West Bloomfield, Mich.; and her daughters, Janalyn C. Williams of Denver and Linda J. (Bill) Bredengerd of Bradford.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; her daughter, Joyce H. Williams (1953); and her son, Daniel R. Williams (1999).
Following a private service, internment took place at Willow Dale Cemetery in Bradford. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Bradford Ecumenical Home Foundation.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from May 9 to May 16, 2015