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Mary Williams

The Governor of South Carolina advises to limit public gatherings to 50 guests or less to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC carefully considered this recommendation and ask that additional guest please participate via live-streaming if it is authorized by the family.

Private Graveside Service for Mrs. Mary Louise Posey Williams will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Sunset Memory Gardens, 2615 Alligator Road, Effingham, South Carolina. Interment will follow, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Mrs. Mary Louise Posey Williams was born January 21, 1972 in Columbia, South Carolina to Mary Lee Howell and the late Bert Posey. She transitioned on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Mary attended early childhood education at Richland County Schools and furthered her education at Eau Claire High School in Columbia, South Carolina.

Mary was a member of Calvary Holiness Church of God in Cayce, South Carolina.

Mary was joined in marital bliss to Randy Williams and to this union one child was born.

Mary was a very outgoing person. She loved horses, sports, and her family, but most of all she loved her Savior, Jesus the Christ.

Mary leaves to cherish her precious memories: the love of her life for thirty-three glorious years, Randy of the home; a wonderful son, Jermain; four beautiful children, Ma Kaiya McElveen, Zykia McElveen, Kenzo Howell, and Kerris Howell all of Columbia, South Carolina; her mother, Mary Lee Howell of Columbia, South Carolina; a brother, Quinn Posey of Evansville, Indiana; a sister, Staff Sergeant Tammy Elaine Posey (MTCD) Mission Test Control Division of West Ford Hood, Texas; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, other relatives, and friends.

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Vivian ravenell May 15 2022 4:55 PM


Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Family, Sorry I was not able to come to you in your time of need. I was there Mentally with you all today as we say goodbye to a wonderful person that you could ever meet. Mary compassion and love have touched a lot of people in this world. Knowing Mary has changed my life forever. She gave me comfort when I was sad, She was there for me like a sister. She was my Best Friend that cared about my health and safety. She made me check in with her when I travel. She would not fall asleep until I call and say I am home safe and sound. She would talk to me sometimes to make sure I didn't fall asleep underneath the wheel for hours. It would be like she was there with me. I could not ask for a better friend than Mary. I will cherish every moment and tears we have shared together. I just wished we did more. I am thankful and grateful for the time God did let me and her Shared. She helped me through some dark days. She always encouraged me and was my pep rally. I just hate that fate and time kept us apart physically. I was with her on the phone almost up to the end until she was not able to speak for herself. I am not worried that she is not at peace, because I know she is. She told me before she left this earth that she saw heaven the place she suppose to go. It was beautiful, so beautiful Map. She said I was at peace. I can't wait to go back, only When God is ready for me. I quess God was ready even though I was not. Closing: I will miss my Best Friend forever, Now, and Years to come. Family one day at a time we will get through this. You are in my prayers as well.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To my best friend in the world. I will miss you deeply. There will never be a day that I will not wish for you to be here. You was the one that came into my life and said hello. Now, I am the one have to say Goodbye. I am trying to accept that we will not be able to physically talk, laugh or call each other everyday. You will be my best friend forever even in death. Love you BFF

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