M. Emma Williams Baltimore native


Services for M. Emma Williams, who did secretarial work in Baltimore and later in Florida, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, at the Woodbridge Valley Church of God, formerly the Community Church in Woodbridge Valley, 7102 Pinecrest Road, Catonsville.

Mrs. Williams, who was 82 and lived on Haylock Court, Perry Hall, died of cancer Monday at Franklin Square Hospital.

A resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for 32 years before moving back here in October, she retired 20 years ago from the Social Security Administration office. Earlier, in Baltimore, she had worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Federal Maritime Commission as well as private employers.

The former M. Emma Veasel was a native of Baltimore and the last charter member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church that is now known as the Kingsway Christian Center.

Her husband, Franklin G. Williams, an electrician who had worked with race horses, died in 1979.

She is survived by two daughters, Yvonne Williams of Perry Hall and Nina J. Shipley of Baltimore; a son, Franklin G. Williams Jr. of Houston; a brother, the Rev. Walter Veasel of Ellicott City; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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