Mary J. Williams
Binghamton - Mary J. Williams, formerly of Binghamton passed away peacefully on February 18, 2021. Mary was born in South River, N.J. on December 4, 1932. She spent much of her youth on a farm in the Binghamton area, where she developed a love and appreciation for the farm animals, while tending to them. She graduated from Windsor High School and attended nursing school. Mary married John (Ike) Williams and they raised their family in Binghamton, NY. Mary retired from the Binghamton Psychiatric Center with 20 years of service. Mary and Ike moved to Austin, Tx. in 1981. While in Austin, Mary enjoyed gardening and she worked for the University of Texas where she enjoyed helping a very diverse and interesting student population. In 2011, Mary moved to Canyon Lake, Tx., where she befriended and tended to the local wildlife. In 2018, Mary moved to Brookdale South Assisted Living in San Marcos, Tx., where she enjoyed meeting and sharing with her new neighbors and caring for others. She was a quiz show ace, an avid puzzler, and bingo champion. She is remembered for her love of nature, great talent for crocheting, lively discussions, infectious laughter, and witty conversations.
She is predeceased by her husband John (Ike) Williams, her son Michael (Shark) Williams and her granddaughter Krystle Williams. She is survived by Lawrence and Darenda Williams Chester, Md., Ann Grundman of Spokane, Wa., Margaret and Brian Gardiner of Austin Tx., Patti and Stacy Anderson of San Marcos Tx., Amy and John Loyd of Austin Tx. and Karen Williams-Hoag of Binghamton. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her much joy, pride, and laughter, Carla Williams, Lauren Williams, Ian Williams, Bill Douglas and his wife Rebecca, Brad Douglas, Jerad Loyd, Sydney Loyd and her great-grandchildren Kayla Mirtallo and Zachary Douglas. Mary also had many special friends. We would like to thank the staff at Brookdale South and Elara Caring for the love and care she received. Mary loved flowers and plants. Please consider planting flowers or a plant in her memory.
Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin from Mar. 8 to Mar. 14, 2021.