Edith Marie Williams (1924 - 2016)
Edith Marie Williams, 91, of Chester Gap, Virginia, was called home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at her home.
There will be a gathering of friends and family on Saturday, April 23 at Chester Gap Baptist Church from 10 - 11 a.m. followed immediately by a celebration of her life at 11 a.m. by Pastor Mike McCartney. Interment will follow the service in the Williams Family Cemetery in Chester Gap.
Family and friends are invited back to the church for a time of food and fellowship following interment.
Edith was born on November 1, 1924 in Chester Gap to the late Daniel H. and Ethel Elkins Williams.
She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Albert Randolph Williams in 2008; a daughter, Frances Mae Williams Rudacille in 2013; brothers, James Williams and Raymond Dulin; and numerous half-brothers and half-sisters.
As a young woman Edith dispatched calls for the newly established Chester Gap Fire Department. She was employed by American Viscose and Old Virginia Packing Company and was a member of Chester Gap Baptist Church.
Edith leaves behind to cherish her memory, four children and their spouses, Betty and Floyd Lilly and Randy and Teresa Williams, all of Chester Gap, Shirley and Bill Prosser of Inwood, WV and Greg and Lisa Williams of Front Royal; son-in-law, John Rudacille of Winchester; five special grandchildren, Jim Lilly of Front Royal, Angela Davis and husband Billy of Browntown, Jake Williams of Newport News, Amy Mawyer and husband Timmy of Strasburg and their unborn child, and Emily Williams of Blacksburg; three loving great grandchildren, Lauren Lilly of Culpeper, and Logan Davis and Nicholas Davis of Browntown; one great great grandchild, Anekah Lilly of Culpeper; one sister, Effie Foster of Culpeper; numerous nieces and nephews; and her adored birds, Al and Nicky.
Pallbearers will be Billy Davis, Jake Williams, Timmy Mawyer, Logan Davis, Nicholas Davis, Dale Williams, Ronnie Williams and Larry Settle.
Honorary pallbearers will be Angela Davis, Amy Mawyer, Emily Williams and Lauren Lilly.
Edith always made sure visitors never left her house hungry and even though she taught us how to cook, no matter how many times we attempted them, we were never able to replicate her dishes.
We will always cherish times we spent with you, especially our Sunday lunches after church, but we are comforted knowing that you are now reunited with your beloved husband and cherished daughter.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Frances Mae Rudacille Scholarship Fund at Chester Gap Baptist Church, 41 Waterfall Road, Chester Gap, Virginia 22623.