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Mary Williams was born in Somerville, NJ on January 10, 1935, 1 of 21 children born to the late Claude and Edith Miller. On Saturday, July 3, 2021 at the blessed age of 86 she peacefully joined the Lord & Savior Jesus Christ at RWJ University Hospital in Somerville, NJ.
Raised in Hobbstown a section of Bridgewater, NJ, Mary went through the Bridgewater and Somerville school system. One of her first jobs was working at RCA where she was affectionately called “My Chocolate Chip”. Although, she had different jobs since then one of her most memorable was working with her husband Jerry as a bookkeeper. Mary later retired from Baker & Taylor in 2006 where she met many people from all walks of life who treated her like family.
On August 16, 1953 Mary Miller wed Jerry Williams Sr. in Camden, NJ. To this union they had 8 children. Also known as “Susie” she was passionate about her love for her family, playing Bingo and watching Tennis. When playing bingo she was known to ring her bell on O 66 and many considered her lucky because she won a lot. Mary was a tennis player in her head and would even miss bingo to watch her favorite players Rafael Nadal (who she would jokingly call her man), and The Williams sisters Venus and Serena. Some of her favorite family bonding moments including cooking for her family, playing Kings in the Corner, and Pitty Pat. The 2nd Street Mother/Grandmother was a true Matriarch that was very sweet, loving, and kindhearted. Even through her trials and tribulations Mary remained faithful and never cursed God.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Jerry Williams Sr., children Sharon, Abraham, and Nathaniel, step-children Jerry Williams Jr., Carolyn Washington, Patricia Soto, and Ronald Williams Sr. and son in love St. Clair Watson Sr. siblings Molly Bell, Evelyn Gray, Ruth Johnson, Paul Miller, Philip Miller, James Miller, Elizabeth Gaines, Esther Talley, William Miller, George Miller, Elouise Jones, Naomi Lauria, David Miller Sr. and parents Claude and Edith Miller.
Left to cherish Mary’s loving memory are her children Sheila Williams, Karen Williams, Janice (Gary) Printup, Geraldine Watson, Jonathan (Diane) Williams, step-children Phyllis Williams, Joan Field and siblings Anna Murdock, Hannah Avant, Sarah Ashley and 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and a host of step-grands, nieces, nephews, special bingo players, friends and her special Tennis “Man” Rafael Nadal.
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