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Mary Ann Fulford Williams

d. October 1, 2020


Mary Ann Fulford Williams, 86, passed away Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at Francis Marion Manor, Marion, Va.

She was born to the late Forrest and Mary Fulford on August 5, 1934 in Lakeland, Fla. Ann was known to many by "Nana". She was feisty, stubborn, and so much fun to be around. She was a talented artist and quilter, loved flowers, and reading Jan Karon books. Ann had a tremendous love for her neighbors and all children.

Ann was a past member of the New Traditions Quilt Guild, Art League of Marion, and Episcopal Church Women. She was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church and past member of Christ Episcopal Church. Ann had many different jobs over the years including Box Office Manager at The Lincoln Theater, operated the family business at Williams Landscaping and Garden Center, was an administrative State Park Ranger at Hungry Mother State Park, bookkeeper for Hemlock Haven Conference Center, and worked several years at Smyth and Wythe County Social Services.

In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Charles F. "Chuck" Williams Jr., sister Sue Fulford Bailey, and granddaughter Mary Francis Williams.

Ann is survived by her sons Mike Williams and wife, Denise of Marion, Va., Jeff Williams and wife, Leanne of Lynchburg, Va.; daughter Karen Griffith and husband, Steve of Simpsonville, S.C.; grandchildren Zacharia Williams of Lynchburg, Va., Emily Sledd and husband, Shane of Monroe, N.C., and Olivia Bales and husband, Jayson of Marion, Va.; and her many grand and great grand-dogs; sisters, Jane Manjuck of Tallahassee, Fla., Sally Grodotzke and husband, Mike of Fleming Island, Fla.; brother Forrest S. "Buddy" Fulford and wife, Martha of Palmetto, Fla.; her special friends Linda, Bimbo, and Cory Blevins of Marion, Va.; and several nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.

The family will have a private funeral service and burial conducted by the Reverend Emily Edmondson. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ebenezer Lutheran Church-Micah's Backpack, P.O. Box 1799, Marion, Va. 24354.

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