White Blossoms

Nancy E. Williams

March 7, 1939 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 82)


Nancy E. Williams, 82, peacefully passed away on September 2nd, 2021.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edith M. (Fitzgerald) Linington and Robert E. Fitzgerald and granddaughter of her beloved grandparents, the late Bertha and Charles Johnson.

Nancy single handedly raised a daughter, Carol W. Pennypacker and a son, Michael C.F. Williams (Molly).  She was a dedicated mother, encouraging them to do their best, be kind, speak their minds and always do the right and just thing.

She was a devoted and fiercely loving grandmother to Michael McKenzie (Alyssa), Ian McKenzie, Morgan McKenzie (Jose), Leslie C.F. Williams (Matt), Jordan Pennypacker and proud great grandmother to Julian McKenzie Carrera and Michael F. McKenzie, III.

Nancy had a rare and vibrant take on life.  

Refusing to surrender to the typical roles women had, she had an impressive career after graduating from Olney High school. She, being the first female manager for Xerox, was a pioneer in the printing business and until her retirement, she was the Vice President of First Financial Networks.

Nancy was political junkie and a voracious reader of presidential and political history books.  She was strong in her convictions and could debate anyone.  She cared deeply about the Earth, human rights and equality.

She loved to travel and made sure that her children got to explore the world.  She delighted in taking her grandchildren on treasured, one on one trips.  She especially loved the seashore and the joy it brought.

Nancy LOVED animals, believed in animal rights and was a volunteer with Faithful Friends.  Through the years, she always had a spot in her heart and her home for cats that no one else wanted.

She is also survived by her loving sister, Kathleen Gonzalez (George), her nephew, Matthew (Kari) her cousin and dear friend, Donna Fitzgerald and numerous family members and friends.

Nancy was funny.  She was clever, irreverent, smart and accomplished.  She was a master of the eye roll.  She was steadfast, a lover of all things Christmas, was entertaining and so many other wonderful things.  

She is and will always be missed.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Rd.  Wilmington, DE  19804 or www.faithfulfriends.us.


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