Maggie Lou Williams, 1940-2019

YOUNGSTOWN — Maggie Lou Williams, 79, departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at home surrounded by her family.

She was born on Oct. 4, 1940, to Otha Robinson Sr. and Susie B. Gavin in Macon, Miss.

Maggie, affectionately known as Sis, was married to John B. Williams on Nov. 30, 1959. She moved to Youngstown with her husband in the fall of 1965.

Sis was the mother of 10 children, a devoted wife and a homemaker. She became a member of Zionhill Baptist Church in October of 1980. She was a God-fearing woman, who enjoyed gardening, cooking and caring for her family. Sis left a lasting impression on everyone that met her. There was no one that she would ever turn away if they were in need.

She leaves to cherish her memory five sons, Johnnie and LeeRoy Robinson, Walter Sr. (Joy), Anthony (Vanessa) and Carlow Williams Sr., all of Youngstown; four daughters, Brenda, Jeanette and Reice Williams, and Barbara (Leland) Simmons, all of Youngstown, two brothers, James Robinson of Erie, Pa. and Tate Robinson of Macon, Miss.; a granddaughter, Ja’Liyah Bush, whom she helped rear since birth; 36 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Sis was preceded in death by her husband, John. B. Williams; her parents; brothers, Otha Jr., Claudie and Henry Robinson; sister, Alice Ruth Wayne; son, Julius Williams Sr.; grandson, Carlow Williams Jr.; daughter-in-law. Keisha D. Williams; and a stepson, Carlos Vaughn.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St. Youngstown, 44507 where the family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

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