Mary Lee Williams

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Mary Lee Williams, 86, of St. Augustine, entered the sunset of life on Monday, November 13, 2017, at her residence.
The daughter of Mereta and Luella Session, she was born on Monday, August 17, 1931 in Holopaw, Osceola County. She was raised in Bunnell and St. Augustine.
Mary was educated in the St. Johns County School District. She furthered her education at Florida Normal Industrial Institute, St. Augustine. Over the years, Mary was a homemaker, private-duty nurse aid, dietary and nurse aid at Flagler Hospital, and a food service worker for St. Johns County School District.
On June 16, 1949, Mary was united in marriage to the Rev. John Dewey Williams Sr. In her early years, Mary attended Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in St. Augustine. She later joined her husband at St. Luke A.M.E. Church in St. Augustine where she served as church clerk and sang in the church choir. For many years, she accompanied her husband in pastoral ministry and served as First Lady of Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Church in Bunnell and Hurst Chapel A.M.E. Church in St. Augustine. Sister Williams also assisted her husband in providing oversight and leadership for Powerhouse Deliverance Ministries in Palm Coast. Mary was preceded in eternal rest by her parents; husband, Reverend John D. Williams Sr.; and son, Kenneth L. Williams.
She leaves to cherish her memories her sons and daughters, Larry B. (Rita) Williams, of Brown Mills, NJ; Apostle Kathy L. Elmore, Karen (Samuel) Preston, John (Angela) Williams Jr., all of Palm Coast; Eldoris Williams, of Rochester, New York; Mary (Sammy) Whitfield, of St. Augustine; daughter-in-law, Sharon Williams of St. Augustine; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 4:30 -6:30 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday at Lighthouse Church of God. Homegoing Celebration will be 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, at Lighthouse Church of God, 1230 Kings Estate Road, St. Augustine, Bishop LaVoy Newton Jr. as host pastor. The Rev. Ronald Stafford, Pastor of New Mt. Moriah Christian Ministry, St. Augustine, officiating. Interment will be in Craig Memorial Park, St. Augustine. Williams family condolences may be sent to Arrangements are entrusted to Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel, 2400 Madison Street, Palatka.
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Published in St. Augustine Record from Nov. 15 to Nov. 23, 2017