Carnations 5


October 25, 1945 ~ January 17, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old


“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4

Mary Jane Williams the daughter of the late William Rood and Loretta Venicia Williams was born on October 25, 1945, in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She was the second oldest of five children. Mary Jane was affectionately called Aunt Mae and M. J. . She attended school in Waycross public school system Reidsville Elementary and Center High School graduating in 1963.  She was a faithful member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the adult choir. Mary Jane enjoyed cooking, gardening and socializing with friends via phone conversations. Mary Jane was the family historian and maintained scrapbooks documenting family gatherings and milestones. Family members often went to her as a reference and a source for even their personal information. Frequently she enjoyed interacting with nieces, grand nieces and nephews flourishing them with gifts which she maintained in her purse affectionately becoming known as auntie 7-Eleven. 

Mary Jane employment included positions at the former GoldKist pecan factory, the Holiday Inn and the Ware County Health Department Daisy Clinic. Those positions lead to the formation of numerous long-lasting friendships.

Mary Jane is preceded in death by her grandmother, mother, father and close Aunt (Rosa Lee Clinton). She is survived by her siblings Gloria James ( Soul James deceased) Carastine Smith (Kenny) Stephen Williams (Carolyn) Lonnie Williams, Tonya Rood, Tisha Rood and Tracy McKelvin (Jerome). Also left behind to mourn her are nieces and nephews Ramon James, Jacquita James, Victor James, Victoria Clarington (Morris), Jennifer Williams, Courtney Smith, Rachel Kandji ( Omar ), Leah Ferguson (Dean). Great grand nieces and nephews Shawna James, Aiden James, JhoHaughn Solomon, Mackenzie Clarington, Ylaria James, Cayden Clarington, Caleb Henry, Ehaliji Kandji,  Abdul Kandji and Laila Ferguson. 

Services of care and comfort entrusted to the caring professionals of Fluker Funeral Home 985 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross, Georgia 31501

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January 27, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fluker Funeral Home- Waycross
985 Ossie Davis Parkway
Waycross, GA 31501

Funeral Service
January 28, 2023

2:00 PM
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
417 Wilkerson St
Waycross, GA 31501


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