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Obituary for MARY ELIZABETH WILLS
Mary Elizabeth Wills was born on November 26, 194l to the late Lena Adams Reed and Arthur Hall. She quietly departed this life on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Gilchrist Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Elizabeth (as she was affectionately known by family and friends) was educated in the Prince George's County Public Schools in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and graduated from Frederick Douglas High School.
On October 4, 1963, Elizabeth was united in holy matrimony to Syrelius Wills, Jr. and out of this union three children were born: Susan (Sue), William E, and Dana (deceased).
At an early age, Elizabeth attended Union United Methodist Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland with her mother and siblings. After moving to Calvert County, she joined Wards Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Senior Choir, United Methodist Women, Bible Study, volunteered with various committees, and remained faithful until her illness prevented her from attending.
Elizabeth was first employed with the Prince Georges County School System. She transferred to the Calvert County School System where she worked for 33+ years at Beach and Windy Hills Elementary Schools. While employed at these schools Elizabeth received several awards, pins, certificates and acknowledgements for her dedication to public education and the youth of Calvert County, and for her superior work from the principals, teachers and students.
Elizabeth loved being around family. She was a soft-spoken, kind hearted and giving person. Her hobbies were watching old western movies; travelling with her mother-in-law, Ida Elizabeth Wills, and friend, Pamela Randall, to various churches and stores; gardening (flowers); and the most memorable were trips to the Dutch County in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her loving parents, Lena Adams Reed and Arthur Hall; husband, Syrelius Wills, Jr.; son, Bobbie Adams; daughter, Dana Wills; sister, Georgia Blake; sisters-in-law, Miriam and Claudia Wills, and Alice Davis; brothers-in-law, Charles Rawlings, Anthony Wills, James Davis, James Tucker; and Special Friend, George Roberts.
Elizabeth leaves her legacy of love and fond memories to be cherished by her children, Susan Whitlow (Roosevelt) and William E. Wills; daughter-in-law, Lenora Adams; 5 granddaughters, Justina, Brittni, Nikki, Tia, Angel; several great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Tucker; brother, Walter Reed (Juanita); brothers-in law, Herbert Blake, Isaac (Ellen) and Woodrow Wills; sisters-in-law, Barbara Williams, Helen Wills and Faye Hinton; special friends, Rev. Joan Jones and Tim Hinton; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Remembering Elizabeth's expressed words: "Stop worrying about me, I'm in God's Hands."