Marilyn Roberts Williams, 76 of Lake City, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019, at her home in Lake City, Florida. Ms. Williams was born in Lake City, to the late Joe Roberts and Katheryn Gillen Roberts. She was a lifelong resident of Lake City. Ms. Williams worked for Aero Corporation for over 15 years and for many years with several local restaurants, including King Karls. She did much of this as a single working mother of two, while very common now, it was a rarity back then. Ms. Williams had varying interests but at the heart of it all was giving and making others happy. She enjoyed her annual Mayhaw harvesting and making jelly to share with family and friends and was well known for baking and decorating cakes. Ms. Williams loved growing her roses and spending time with her grandchildren. Ms. Williams was a member of the Lulu Advent Christian Church. She was preceded in death by one brother Joe Witt Roberts, JR and one grandson, Timothy Shad Griffis.
Survivors include her children, Debra Ann Jenkins Aldridge (Dwayne), Lake City and Charles Lacy Jenkins, Jr. (Susan), Lutz, FL; two sisters, Martha Marie Waldron, Lake City, and her twin sister, Carolyn Griffin (Jack), Ponte Vedra Beach; one brother Keith Dwayne Smith (Kay), Fernandina Beach; six grandchildren, Heather M. Cearley, Kristen Griffis, Brandon Griffis, Brittney Renee Jenkins-Chapman, Adam Thacker and Sharon Thacker; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM, at the Lulu Advent Christian Church with former Pastor Butch Nelson, officiating. Interment will follow in the Gillen Cemetery in Lulu, FL. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
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