Frances W. Williams, age 90 of Cambridge, Maryland departed this life on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at Peak Healthcare in Denton, Maryland.
Frances was born June 14, 1931 in Cambridge, Maryland to the late Eva and Princeton Chester. Frances and her twin brother James were the youngest of five children raised on Castle Haven Road.
Frances was educated in the public schools of Dorchester County and attended Beckwith, School House Lane and Pine Street schools.
She was a loving mother and started her family early with the birth of her first son Norman “Joey” Chester. Later Frances married the late Hobart Wheatley and from this union they were blessed with two additional sons, Carl Lee and James “Jimmy” Wheatley. Frances family continued to grow after her marriage to Robert C. Williams with the addition of two loving daughters Delores and Vanessa Williams.
Frances was employed with the Dorchester County Public Schools as a Food Service Worker. She served the children at Peach Blossom and Maple Elementary Schools and retired after 22 years of faithful service to the community.
Frances had a strong Christian faith formed from her early years as a member of Zoar United Methodist Church in Beckwith. After Zoar closed its doors, Frances attended Christ Rock United Methodist Church for a short time before becoming a long time member of Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church in Cambridge, Maryland. Frances enjoyed helping others and serving the Kingdom of God. She was a devoted member of the Food Ministry, Methodist Women and served as a Lay Speaker whenever called upon. She was a member of the Cedar Meadow Rod & Gun Club Ladies Auxiliary and also spent many hours spreading the word of God to the residents of Mallard Bay and Chesapeake Woods nursing homes.
In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband Robert Williams; children, Carl Lee Wheatley, James Wheatley and Delores Groves; siblings Nancy Chester, Elizabeth Hooper, William Chester and James Chester.
Frances leaves to cherish her memories a devoted son Norman Chester, Dayton, Ohio, devoted daughter Vanessa Saunders, Cambridge, Maryland and daughter Diane Parker, Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren Laron Anderson, Casey Wheatley, Lisa Johnson, Karen Baily (Terry), Dormaim Green (Elbert), Norman Chester Jr., Deshawn “Dee Dee” Chester (Sidney), Michael Williams, Rhonda De'Shields, James “Lamont” Williams and Ahmad Saunders; special friends Clara Sampson, Sharon Windsor, Juanita Wheatley and Carol Ann Brohawn; and a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.