Eva Mae Williams, 82, departed her life on August 29, 2020, peacefully in her home in South Bend, Indiana. Eva Mae was born on August 6, 1938, to Jonny Foster and Magnolia Williams in Chicago, Illinois. Both parents preceded her in death. Eva Mae was born as an only child.
Eva Mae attended Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee where she graduated in 1956. After graduation, she attended two years at a Community College where she took training for Business and shorthand writing. In 1973, Eva Mae moved to South Bend, Indiana where she was employed with Essex Nursing Home, Doralin Nursing Home. In 1978, Eva Mae was employed at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Environmental Services for 34 years, where she also supervised housekeepers for two years. Eva Mae retired from Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in 2003.
Eva Mae was a woman of God, faith, and integrity. She would also rebuke you if necessary. She had a beautiful heart, smile and loved people, she also took pride in everything that she did with her kids, in her home, and most definitely her appearance. Eva Mae was a sharp dresser. She also loved a greasy hamburger with mustard, sliced pickle, grilled onions and her bread toasted, that was her favorite. She also had the skill of decorating a house. Ms. Eva Mae gave love, laughter, friendship, correct criticism, wisdom, and knowledge to all the people she ever crossed paths with. Eva asked for so little but gave so much more. She was definitely loved by many.
Eva Mae was married to George Douglas Williams, who preceded her in death. In that marriage, three children were born. She also married Walter Alexander Phillips, in that marriage, one child was born. Eva Mae is survived by her three children: Kartika Luana Phillips-Putman (Antonio), Karla Antoinette Williams-Otiato, and Torrance Gerard Williams. Eva Mae is also survived by her three grandsons: Kemmo Armando James Richardson (Shania), Taleo Nonnie Gerard Halbert, and DeStefano Armon James Richardson; a granddaughter, Yakiera Samone Brown; two great-grandsons: Kion James Lee Richardson, and Kayvin Jewels James Richardson. Ms. Eva also had two special daughters: Cheryl Wilder and Antoinette Kimble; seven special sons, LLewellyn James Richardson Sr., Gregory Wilder, Tony Fulce, Randall Diggins, K-Ralph, Henry Brown, and Otha Halbert; two special sisters: Willie Jean Cutler and Amanda Griffin. One special son-in-law, Antonio Putman. She also had one godson, Jermon T. Gavin.
Eva Mae was a member of New Horizons Outreach Ministry Church, where she attended whenever possible and she loved her church family. Ms. Eva Mae was preceded in death by her husband; both of her parents; and one son, Taleo Nonnie Williams.
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