Earlene B. Williams

October 13, 1943 ~ December 4, 2019 (age 76)


Earlene (Horsley) Williams was born October 13, 1942 in Pittsburgh.  She was called to eternal rest on December 4, 2019.  She was educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.  Earlene was married in Pittsburgh and moved to Washington, D.C, where she began her family.  Earlene loved the Lord and began her walk with the Lord at an early age.  She belonged to St. Johns the Evangelist Baptist Church as  child and when she returned to Pittsburgh, she continued to serve the Lord at St. Johns.

Earlene sang in the choir as well as many other church affiliated groups.  Earlene loved to sing and everyone loved to hear her sing.  She was given the name "Song Bird" through her ministry with multiple associations to include: Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention, Allegheny Union Baptist Association, and Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention Western Region Women's Ministry.

Earlene loved her family very much.  She was the glue that held them together.  In her professional career, she was a caregiver and that was evident in the way that she cared for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Everything revolved around Gram.  Everyone knew her as Gram because she had the tendency to claim you as family, whether she knew you for a day or years.  Her heart was huge.

When she was not at church, she enjoyed watching westerns and wrestling on TV, recording movies on VHS and collecting them, and playing Ms. Pac Man with her family.  She was also known to catalog shop.

Earlene is survived by her children; Michelle, Marvin (Regina), Sonya (Michael Sr.) and Melita; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and her brother Howard and Earl (Priscilla).

Earlene was preceded in death by her parents, Ida Mae and Emmet Horsley; Earlene is also survived by a host of family and friends.


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