Jessie L. Williams

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Jessie L. Williams, 94, formerly of Troy, Pa., went to the Lord on Feb. 3, 2013 in the Reading Hospital.

She was the widow of Uri E. Williams.

Born in Mainesburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Spencer and Florence (Canfield) Cleveland.

She was a member of the West Lawn United Methodist Church since moving to Shillington in 2000. Prior, she attended Sugar Creek United Methodist Church in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.

She is survived by daughters F. Arlene (Williams) Klinger of Bernville, Pa. and Hazel L. (Thomas) Tarbox of Blossburg, Pa.; son Spencer Thomas of Columbia Cross Roads; stepdaughters Doris (Williams) Taylor and Leola (Williams) Lyons; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and her special niece, Joyce (Meeker) Colegrove.

She was pre-deceased by stepdaughter Louise (Williams) Simcoe; stepson Levi Williams; and sisters Hazel (Cleveland) Meeker, Gladys (Cleveland) Thomas and Evelyn (Cleveland) Merriam.

She was blessed with a nurturing heart always trying to help those around her.

She had a strong faith in Christ. She had fond memories of the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family, crafting, gardening, canning and baking. In particular, she crocheted, made stuffed animals, did elaborate embroidery and beaded works and jigsaw lawn ornaments.

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 9 in Henninger Funeral Home Inc., 229 N. Fifth St., Reading, PA 19601.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 at Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to the time of service.

Flowers may be sent to either funeral home and contributions can be to made to Sugar Creek United Methodist Church, RR 3, Box 457, Troy, PA 16947 in memory of Jessie Williams.

Published in Daily Review on Feb. 6, 2013
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