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Dorothy R. Williams

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Dorothy Rebecca Williams, the youngest of four daughters, was born to the late James and Elizabeth Gaither on August 22, 1915 in Marley Neck, Maryland. Two siblings, Mamie and Gladys, preceded her in death. Dorothy attended the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. In 1936 she married Edward Williams Jr. and from that union there were seven children, Donald, Odell, Betty, Lawrence, Doris, Bessie and Darlene, Her husband Edward, son Donald and daughter Betty preceded her in death. Dorothy was a homemaker for many years but later made a career working at the Casos Senior Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She enjoyed sewing and selling the products they made, but most of all she enjoyed the social times they spent while working and meeting people. Dorothy began her Christian journey at an early age as a lifetime member of Hall United Methodist Church. She was an active member of numerous organizations namely, the United Methodist Women, Sewing Circle, Administrative Board, but oh how she loved the Senior Choir #1. You could hear her voice throughout the church. Her favorite hymn being "Precious Lord, Take My Hand." She loved people and enjoyed socializing with her family and friends. She was a devotedwife, a loving mother and grandmother and anjoyed being with young people. Mother was an outstanding cook, and everyone was invited to share a meal with her. Yes, she was kind and she was nice, but she was definitely the disciplinarian of the family. Dorothy departed this life on November 24, 2009 at 7:40 a.m. She quietly and peacefully went to be with the Lord. She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving children, Odell (Alma) and Lawrence (Sharon) Williams, Doris Smith and Bessie and Darlene Williams; grandchildren, Donzell, Shawn, Kelvin, Orin, Michael, Keith, Brian, Alex, Chandra, Edwina, Gerald, Melinda, Romaine, Charlene and Rhonda; twenty great-grandchildren; sister, Ida Holland who followed her to be with the Lord two days later; and a host of other relatives and special friends, including Myrtle Watts and Hazel Burlock.

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