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Edith Smith Williams, 1936-2020

Edith Smith Williams, 84, of North Chili, NY passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at AdventHealth Lake Wales.

She was born Feb. 8, 1936 in Red Creek, NY to the late Ray and Viola (Keller) Smith; she has been coming to Lake Wales as a winter resident for 23 years.

She was a homemaker, member of Pearce Memorial Church in North Chili, NY and an active attendee of First Baptist Church in Lake Wales, where she was involved in the Life Connection Group. Edith and her husband travelled around the country with the SOWER's Ministry in their RV.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, David Williams; daughter, Michelle Williams Allen (Larry Allen) of Churchville, NY; son, Timothy Williams of Hilton, NY; brother, Raymond Smith (Patricia) of Spencerport, NY; three grandchildren, Ryan (Collie) Cummings, Jessica (Kyle) Gauldin and Michael Williams; and three great-grandchildren, Rogan, Lillian Rose and Cassandra.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the First Baptist Church of Lake Wales with Dr. Scott Markley officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lake Wales Care Center (140 East Park Avenue, Lake Wales, Florida 33853).

Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling arrangements.


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