Mrs. Essie Mae (Reed) Williams, 99, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother received her wings on Sunday November 17th at Aperion Nursing Home, Chicago, Illinois.
Mrs. Essie Mae (Reed) Williams was born November 15, 1920, in Kiln, Mississippi to union of the late Johnny and Lela Reed. Essie was the youngest of five children. All who proceeded her in death.
Essie married Scott Williams Jr. on August 16, 1941 in Jackson, Mississippi. Scott proceeded her in death in June of 2000. Essie and Scott moved to Chicago in 1942, where they started their family. To this union seven children were born. Glenda Williams-Smith and Reginald Williams, proceeded her in death. Marshall Lee, grandson also proceeded her in death.
Essie enjoyed cooking, having large family events and spending time with family, friends and especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She was always full of joy and laughter, she enjoyed life to the fullest.
Essie and Scott later relocated to South Bend, Indiana, where she enjoyed listening to gospel and country music. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching them play on television. She continued to host large family events. She loved her family and having them around brought her so much joy. Essie found her church home in South Bend. Where she was a faithful member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
Essie moved back to Chicago in 2005 where she lived in a senior apartment. She lived in her senior apartment until she required more assisted care. She moved into Aperion Care, where she lived for ten years until her death.
Essie leaves to cherish her memory her children, Mary Trammell of Chicago, Illinois; Charlie Williams of Bradenton, Florida; Betty Parker (Cleo) of South Bend, Indiana; Alfred Williams and Linda Hilliard of Chicago, Illinois. Devoted nieces, Jeanette Mitchell and Annette Wilkerson of Chicago, Illinois. Twenty grandchildren, Twenty-one great-grandchildren and Eighteen great-great-grandchildren. And her lifelong friend, Ruth Taylor of Chicago, Illinois and a host of other relatives and friends.
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