Joanne W. Williams
Snow Hill - Joanne Wise Williams, age 84, of Ocean Pines, Maryland passed away on February 15, 2021. Born in Forest Glen, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Joel Wise and Anna Schauck Wise. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, David Williams, sons Thomas Williams (Paula) of Silver Spring, MD, Joel Williams (Kim) of Columbia, MD, daughters Megan Wallace (Michael) of Ocean Pines, MD and Annamarie DeBonis (Robert) of Highland, MD, ten beloved grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Also surviving is a brother Jarrett Wise (Loretta) of Silver Spring, MD and two sisters Mary Wise (Joe Flynn) of Eagleville, PA and Anne Sumner (Bob) of Silver Spring, MD, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother John Wise
Joanne was a graduate of the University of Maryland, and then taught elementary school in Montgomery County, Maryland. She also worked in administration, advertising design, and copy editing at Long Foster, O'Conner Piper & Flynn, and the Ocean Pines Progress.
Always caring, Joanne volunteered with many organizations, including adult literacy projects, meals on wheels, Taylor House Museum, and the Ocean Pines Library. She was a member of the Democratic Women's Club, Ocean Pines Golf Club Nine-Hole Group, the Ocean Pines Players, and her cherished Spirituality Group. Her gentle and contented nature belied an adventurous spirit - she took up skiing while living in Bavaria, loved to travel, enjoyed biking, gardening, painting, and treasured time at the beach with her grandchildren.
Joanne was an active member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church where she was a lector for many years. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, February 26th, at 11am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. Rev. Joseph MPR Cocucci will officiate. Given current capacity limits, please contact the family in advance. Facemasks and social distancing are required. Interment will be at a later date at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maryland Public Television. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, MD. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family via firstname.lastname@example.org .
Published in The Daily Times from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2021.