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Marilyn Louise Williams

Lansing, Michigan

April 24, 1939 - July 6, 2024

Marilyn Louise Williams Obituary

Marilyn Williams passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on July 6, 2024, at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan. Born on April 24, 1939, in Leroy, Michigan, Marilyn Louise was the third child and first daughter in a family of three boys and six girls, born to Arthur and Marguerite Long. From a young age, she was a nurturing spirit, caring for her siblings and later her own family with unmatched devotion.


On September 27, 1958, Marilyn married Richard (Dick) Williams, the love of her life. Together, they built a beautiful life in Lansing, where they raised their two daughters and shared over 54 years of love and laughter until Dick’s passing in 2012. Marilyn’s career began as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell Telephone. She later worked in a medical practice and found her true calling as an administrative assistant at Blue Care Network Health Central.


Marilyn was a passionate traveler, exploring new places with Dick and their dear friends. She enjoyed the excitement of casinos, favoring the classic slot machines with handles over digital ones. Tending the gardens that Dick lovingly planted became one of Marilyn’s pastimes, symbolizing her dedication and care. Above all, she cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


Marilyn leaves behind her daughters Julie (Steven) Wesley and Jodi (Jorge) Gomez; grandchildren Amy (Brett) Bitterman, Adam (Kayla) Wesley, Gabrielle Gomez, and Alberto (McKenna) Gomez; and great-grandsons Ethan and Nolan Bitterman and Colton Wesley. She is also survived by her sisters Carolyn Taylor, Janice (Mike) Courter, June (late Fred) Squires, Connie (Howard) Legg, and Ardith (Mike) Walter; and sisters-in-law Lillian Long, Mary Joyce Long, Mary Jane Long; Shirley (Gale) Coy, Doris Williams, and Donna Williams and many dear family and friends.


Preceding her in death are her husband Richard, her parents, brothers Gordon, Arnie, and Charlie Long, brothers-in-law Russ and Bob Williams; sisters-in-law Patricia (Larry) Knuth and Connie (Carlon) Tharp.


Marilyn was the heart of her family, a source of unwavering love and support. Her kindness, generosity, and those beloved applesauce raisin cookies will be deeply missed. Marilyn’s legacy of care and compassion will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her.


A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2024 at the Mausoleum at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Michigan in Marilyn's name. To share memories or condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Marilyn Louise Williams hosted by Skinner Funeral Home.

Marilyn Williams passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on July 6, 2024, at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan. Born on April 24, 1939, in Leroy, Michigan, Marilyn Louise was the third child and first daughter in a family of three boys and six girls, born to Arthur and Marguerite Long. From a young age, she was a nurturing spirit, caring for her siblings and later her own family with unmatched devotion.


On September 27, 1958, Marilyn married Richard (Dick) Williams, the love of her life. Together, they built a beautiful life in Lansing, where they raised their two daughters and shared over 54 years of love and laughter until Dick’s passing in 2012. Marilyn’s career began as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell Telephone. She later worked in a medical practice and found her true calling as an administrative assistant at Blue Care Network Health Central.


Marilyn was a passionate traveler, exploring new places with Dick and their dear friends. She enjoyed the excitement of casinos, favoring the classic slot machines with handles over digital ones. Tending the gardens that Dick lovingly planted became one of Marilyn’s pastimes, symbolizing her dedication and care. Above all, she cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


Marilyn leaves behind her daughters Julie (Steven) Wesley and Jodi (Jorge) Gomez; grandchildren Amy (Brett) Bitterman, Adam (Kayla) Wesley, Gabrielle Gomez, and Alberto (McKenna) Gomez; and great-grandsons Ethan and Nolan Bitterman and Colton Wesley. She is also survived by her sisters Carolyn Taylor, Janice (Mike) Courter, June (late Fred) Squires, Connie (Howard) Legg, and Ardith (Mike) Walter; and sisters-in-law Lillian Long, Mary Joyce Long, Mary Jane Long; Shirley (Gale) Coy, Doris Williams, and Donna Williams and many dear family and friends.


Preceding her in death are her husband Richard, her parents, brothers Gordon, Arnie, and Charlie Long, brothers-in-law Russ and Bob Williams; sisters-in-law Patricia (Larry) Knuth and Connie (Carlon) Tharp.


Marilyn was the heart of her family, a source of unwavering love and support. Her kindness, generosity, and those beloved applesauce raisin cookies will be deeply missed. Marilyn’s legacy of care and compassion will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her.


A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2024 at the Mausoleum at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Michigan in Marilyn's name. To share memories or condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Marilyn Louise Williams hosted by Skinner Funeral Home.

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