NEWPORT NEWS - Mae Williams, 89, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. She was a native of North Carolina but had resided in Newport News for the past 60 years. She was also a member of Parkview Baptist Church. Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Graham Williams and her son, Willie Rayvone Williams. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Bertie Alma Sanders Morgan and David Newton Morgan; her sisters Ella J. Morgan, Gracie Morgan, Ruby Morgan, Gladys Sanders, Mamie Morgan; her brother, Zeb Morgan; and her half-brothers, Off Morgan and Charlie Morgan. Mae is survived by her daughters, Brenda Harris, Linda Cheek and Diane Johnson; her son, Gary Williams; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her sisters, Dora Sheffield, Eagle Springs, NC and Betty F. Morgan, Shelby, NC. Mae loved all her family, deeply enjoyed them, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Mae retired from Plymkraft Company as a Machine Twister after 25 years of service. The family will receive family and friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 at Peninsula Funeral Home with a funeral service on Wednesday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Rusty Beck. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park immediately after the service.
Published in Daily Press on May 21, 2017.