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MARY F. WILLS

September 13, 1924 January 3, 2013
MARY F. WILLS
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Mary Frances Wills, daughter of the late Johns Wesley Wills and Mrs. Susan Randall Wills, was born in Paris, Maryland on September 13, 1924. She was the third of four children born to the union of her parents. Mary Frances, fondly known as 'Pete', attended the public schools in Calvert County, Maryland. Her Christian Walk was nurtured in Wards Methodist Church where her late mother was church pianist and Sunday School superintendent. In her youth, Mary Frances and her siblings sang with a musical group that is remembered to have lifted the spirits of all who listened to their blended voices. At the age of sixteen, Mary Frances moved to Washington, D.C. There she served as a caregiver for the son of Mrs. Kulah Hayes. It is interesting to note that Mrs. Hayes and Mary Frances maintained contact until Mary Frances' illness prevented such. Throughout the years during which Mary Frances resided in Washington, she was employed as an environmentalist service worker for the firm entitled The Woodmount Corporation. Also, while in Washington, Mary Frances united with the Randall Memorial Baptist Church, currently known as New Smyrna Baptist Church. At Randall, Mary Frances was a faithful member, choir member and president of the Senior Choir. A very social and engaging person, she thoroughly enjoyed gathering with her family and friends in fellowship. She shall also be remembered for her strong alto voice. As a result of her love for spirited Christian music, she became one of the founding members of the popular singing group, The Friendly Jubilees. This group held many of their concerts in Carter's United Methodist Church. In her final years, 'Pete' was confined to the Catonsville Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore, Maryland. In this facility, she became a well loved patient who was appreciative of the professional care and attention that she received. Her sister, Fydella Dunmore and her brothers, Ernest and John, preceded Mary Frances in death. She transitioned peacefully and quietly on January 3, 2013. Mary Frances Wills shall be lovingly remembered by her niece, who was responsible for her care and who was like a daughter, Alberta Brown (Shelton); a sister-in-law, Florence Wills; other caring nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins, and a devoted friend, Jackie Petty.

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Visitation

Thursday

10

Jan

10:00 AM 1/10/2013 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/10/2013 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Thursday

10

Jan

11:00 AM 1/10/2013 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Carter's UM Church Final Resting Place

6715 Old Solomons Island Road
Friendship, MD 20758

6715 Old Solomons Island Road Friendship 20758 MD
United States
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