Marion Elizabeth Williams-Childs, daughter of (the late) Mary Elaine Henderson Pouncie and George Coy, and step-daughter of (the late) Grady Pouncie, was born June 7, 1946 in Vero Beach, Florida. Marion was one of three siblings among her sister Darlene, and brother Robin.
During her early childhood, Marion’s family moved to Brooklyn, New York. Here, she attended Franklin K. Lane High School, and graduated.
Marion began her working career as a waitress, which honed her ability to bring happiness through excellent service. She loved to cook, and was renowned for entertaining large gatherings with delicious home-cooked meals. She also enjoyed exercising, having completed the Central Park Marathon in her early forties.
For thirty-one years, Marion worked at the New York City Transit Authority, becoming one its first female Tower Operators. She advanced her enterprising spirit by helping to convert her rental apartment into a co-op building.
Marion attended Wayside Baptist Church as a youngster, excelling as Lead Vocalist for the Junior Choir. In adulthood, she faithfully served Zion Baptist Church both as an usher and choir member. For many years, she was also a sister in the Order of Eastern Star where she served faithfully as Treasurer for the Lillian Thornton Chapter #133. She kept impeccable records and was honest in her duties.
On Saturday, September 4, 2021, Marion Williams-Childs became absent from the body and present with the Lord. She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Mark Childs; her son Vernard Williams (from her first marriage to (the late) Dover Williams, Jr.); two granddaughters: Cydnei Hinton and Kennedy Williams; a daughter-in-law Mia Williams; mother-in-law Janice Childs; brother-in-law Cody Childs; sisters-in-law: Shantel Williams and Laura Chappel; nieces: Aiyana Shaw, Kadaya (“Myma”) Pouncie, Rasia Pouncie, Aishah Pouncie, Wilse Chappel, Kim Chappel; goddaughter Denise (“Miss Niecy”) Marshall; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, her Church family, her Order of Eastern Star and Masonic family, and many, many faithful friends.
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