Mary Elizabeth Williams was accepted into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. An affectionate wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, Mary Elizabeth was loved dearly and will be missed greatly.
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Born May 25, 1954, to the late Thomas and Betty Gardner Collins, Liz was a life resident of Wilkes-Barre.
A 1972 graduate of Elmer L. Meyers High School, she was an accomplished swimmer and majorette during her high school years.
Liz and her husband, Edward, were married Aug. 24, 1975.
She worked in various positions in the healthcare field throughout her career, most recently with the Geisinger Health System.
A sister, Margie, preceded her in death.
In addition to her husband, Edward Sr., surviving are her two sons, Edward Jr. and his wife, Lisa Charneski, Philadelphia; and Michael and his wife, Julie, Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren, Matthan Edward and Margaret Zoe; sisters, Mary Patricia Pearce, Kingston; and Molly Ellen Coolbaugh, Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews.
Liz was supremely devoted to the people she loved. Her unyielding sense of compassion and commitment to her family and friends will be her legacy. Her dedication to her children will be felt for years to come.
A celebration of Liz's life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday from McLaughlin's − The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. in the Church of St. Nicholas. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, 39 E. Jackson St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-2709.
Permanent messages and memories may be shared with Liz's family at www.celebrateherlife.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 14, 2012