March 16, 1931 - March 8, 2013
ELKHART - Rosalee Mae Williams, 81, of Elkhart, passed away Friday morning, March 8, 2013, at Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation Valley View.
She was born March 16, 1931, in Lansing, Mich., to the late Clyde and Flossie (Wade) Davis.
She married Ben Williams on June 20, 1953, in Lansing. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are her children, Pastor Valerie (Pastor Jack) Smith of Elkhart and Marshall (Mindy) Williams of White Pigeon, Mich.; and two grandchildren, Davis and Jack.
Rosalee was a high school English teacher and worked in a library. She volunteered for many years teaching children to read, including at Pinecrest Elementary School.
Rosalee was a 50-year member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Lansing and had attended St. John's Episcopal Church and Elijah's Fire International Church in Elkhart. She was a member of the Audubon Society and the International Walkers' Association.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Rosalee M. Williams will be Friday, March 29, 2013, at Elijah's Fire International Church, 607 Middleton Run Road, Elkhart, IN 46514. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. with a memorial service at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will follow. Pastor Valerie and Pastor Jack Smith will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Elijah's Fire International Church (EFIC), which will be used for the Agape Grace Orphanage in Tamil Nadu, India, where Rosalee's daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter have ministered and which the church helps support.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Billings Funeral Home. Online condolences may reach the family by visiting www.billingsfuneralhome.com.