Sister Marie Williams EL, age 83 passed away peacefully on June 15, 2022.
She was born in Amelia Court House, VA on February 12, 1939, to the late Willie Lee and Florence Allen Bradley. She attended Russell Grove High School.
Affectionately called “Ree” long known around Amelia and surrounding counties as the “Pot Holder Lady”.
Sister Marie joined the Moorish Science Temple of Amelia in 1953 where she was a faithful member and follower of Islam and the teachings of the Prophet Noble Drew Ali.
She was employed for many years at Levi Strauss Company, Blackstone, Virginia, and other Production Companies as a seamstress which was her passion for sewing that allowed her to provide for her family.
Sister Marie often quoted from the Holy Koran as well as her own quotes such as “ The good you do will come back to you”, “The Devil is always busy”, “One monkey don’t stop no show”.
Always ready to assist anyone and asking nothing in return. Sister Marie will be remembered for being kindhearted, good spirited, her wisdom, her infectious smile and literally giving you the shirt off of her back. Always looking at every bad situation saying “It could have been a whole lot worse.”
Sister Marie was predeceased by a former husband, Brother Lewis W. EL, daughter, Krishna EL-Thompson, son, Jesse D. EL, her parents, Willie Lee and Florence Allen Bradley; brothers, Rogers (Ruth), Leroy (Gladys), Raymond (Virginia), and Chester Bradley, sisters, Gladys Hartwell (Willie) and Sister Doris B. Bey.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories, two sons, Mengste S. EL and Ravanna M. EL, Amelia, VA; two grandchildren, Donta’ A. EL, Virginia Beach, VA, and Robert Thompson Jr. (Ashauntique), Chester, VA; six great grandchildren, Journee, Tynia, Donta’ Jr, Monte’, Zamari and Rae’Lynn; a devoted niece (whom was like an adopted daughter) Sonya Williams, Norfolk, VA; a devoted cousin, David Bradley, Richmond, VA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at V.Y. Scott Funeral Home