Grace Regina Williams (nee, Clarke), (80) was born in Washington, DC. She was the only child born to the union of the late Mary Francis Curtis Fox and the late John Clarke. Grace, affectionately called “Jean”, resided in Maryland, where she also attended public schools. Following graduation from Fairmont Heights High School, Jean worked at the United States Postal Service in Washington, DC. The District of Columbia is also where Jean was introduced to Joseph Louis Williams, an enlisted Navy man and a native Washingtonian. After realizing their love for one another, Jean and Joe were married in December 1967 at St. Ignatius Church in Maryland. Jean’s husband’s military career led to traveling around the world for her and their growing family. When the couple arrived at his last duty station at the U. S. Naval Air Station, Glynco, Brunswick, GA (currently FLETC), Jean and Joe decided to make Brunswick their home.
Following Joe’s retirement in 1975, and after settling down in Brunswick, Jean worked at the Glynco PX, while studying Nursing at Brunswick Junior College. After fulfilling her nursing requirement, Jean worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Southeast Georgia Regional Hospital from 1976 until she retired in 2003. Jean enjoyed taking care of others and she did so gracefully, both professionally and personally. Other pleasures in her life included spending time with family and doing things like baking for her grand and great grandchildren, especially during the holidays. Jean and her husband also did their share of traveling around the country, visiting relatives, and attending ALL family events.
Grace “Jean” gave her life to Christ many years ago. She found a church home with the New Covenant Church in Brunswick (Pastor Carlos Williams). A faithful attendant, Grace “Jean” was an usher at New Covenant, where she greeted worshipers each Sunday with her soft smile. A caring spirit, she also proudly served as an assigned caregiver for the church.
Grace “Jean” Williams departed this life on March 8, 2021. She died twenty-seven days after the death of her beloved husband, Joe. They remained like two peas in a pod for 54 years and you rarely saw one without the other. Jean was also preceded in death by her mother: Mary Francis Fox, her father: John Clarke, and her stepfather: Harvey Fox.
A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and niece, Jean leaves to cherish her memories: sons, George “Geno” Williams (Michelle), Mark Williams, David “DJ” Williams; daughter, Angela Edwards (David); fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; aunt, Beatrice Curtis Handon of Ft. Washington, MD; truly loved by numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She had a quiet, calming, strength about her and she will be greatly missed.
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