Mary Signorello Williams, 91, widow of Emerson E. Williams, died on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Wellmore of Lexington.
Born Dec. 7, 1927, in Alton, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Francesco "Frank" and Vincenza Cusumano Signorello. She was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. She was of the Catholic faith and attended the Shepherd Center. She married the late Emerson Williams on Oct. 15, 1953. They traveled to many locations during his military career and raised three daughters. They made Sumter their home in 1972.
Survivors include Theresa Todd (Dave) of Sumter, Barbara West (Mike) of Gilbert and Sheila Cheek (Rick) of Biloxi, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Michael West, Adam Cheek, Brian Todd, Alyssa Cheek and Matthew Todd; three great-grandchildren, Cayla Cheek, Cannon West and Brooklyn Cheek; and a brother, Leo Signorello of Deland, Florida.
Mary was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. As her health declined, she was always concerned about the well-being of her family and those that were caring for her. She was strong in faith, character and wisdom and will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Giovannie Nunez, CRM officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, 130 Planters Drive.
The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staffs of Morningside of Lexington, Wellmore of Lexington and All Seasons Hospice for the excellent care they provided.
Memorials may be sent to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2350 Augusta Highway, Lexington, SC 29072 or Crosspoint Baptist Church, 2755 Carter Road, Sumter, SC 29150.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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