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Memorial for Lucy Mae Hopson Williams

Born in Ridgeville, South Carolina on Apr. 4, 1938
Departed on Jan. 10, 2014 and resided in Ridgeville, SC.
Visitation: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Service: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
11:00 am
Cemetery: Rosehill Crematory
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Lucy  Mae Hopson Williams

Lucy Mae Hopson Williams was born on April 4, 1938 to the late Willie and Eva Brown in Ridgeville, South Carolina. She entered into eternal rest on January 10, 2014.

Lucy was educated in the Dorchester County, South Carolina Public Schools System and was a proud graduate of the Class of 1956 from Kennedy High School. After finishing high school Lucy moved from South Carolina to New Jersey. Lucy decided to continue her education in her desired field of culinary gaining her certification from Manpower Trade School.

Lucy was employed with the Newark, New Jersey Public Schools as a head cook, and with her high motivation was shortly promoted to Food Service Supervisor retiring after 25 years of service in 1998.

After retiring Lucy returned to her home in Ridgeville, South Carolina for permanent residence in 2005. With all of her success, Lucy remained faithful to The Lord, she accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at an early age and was a long term active member of Bethel AME Church in Ridgeville, SC and Heard AME in Roselle, NJ.

Lucy served as a Missionary and a Stewart at Bethel AME for the last nine years. While residing in New Jersey, Lucy was a member of Heard AME Church in Roselle, NJ where she served on the South Carolina Club, Flower Club, Missionary Board, and the Heard AME Caters. Lucy was also a dedicated member of the National Council of Negro Women and Red Hat Club. In her leisure time Lucy enjoyed cooking, traveling, and shopping.

Lucy was a loving and devoted mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, niece, and friend. To know her was to love her as she had a wonderful embracing personality. Lucy had a heart of gold. There was nothing she would not do to help her family and friends. She was a hard working, loving, spiritual, caring person. Lucy had a smile that would brighten up the room and her beautiful graceful spirit will never be forgotten.

Lucy leaves to cherish precious memories of her; children: Denyse Brown, Bridgitte Hopson, Pierre Hopson, and Felicia Hopson, grandchildren raised as her own: Sharif Ali, and Akira Ali; grandchildren: Tawanna Brown, Corey Brown, Justin Smith, and Celeste Hopson, great grandchildren: Ibny Mitchell, Ibn Baltimore, Tamia Brown, Jesiah Brown, Christopher Beal, sister: Cotel Brown, brother: Edward Brown, niece: Carol Brown, nephew: Michael Brown, aunt: GeorgeAnn Mitchell, daughter-in-law: Desiree Hopson, and a host of cousins, family, and friends.

Lucy was preceded in death by daughter Rasheeda Ali, Celeste Brown, son Kevin Hopson, grandsons, Hassan Ibn Ali, Kevin Miller and Keith (Champ) King Jr., and nephew Steven Johnson.

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