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Cynthia Mae (Diggs) WilliamsMay 6, 1939 ~ July 7, 2017 (age 78)
Cynthia Mae Williams, 78, of Williamsport passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, July 7, 2017, encircled by her loved ones. She was born in Jersey Shore, on May 6, 1939, beloved daughter of Thomas and Mary Kay Smith Diggs.
Cynthia was married for 25 years to John Williams, who went home to rest on Jan. 27, 1986. She was a dedicated employee for many years at both Sylvania and Shop-Vac, retiring in 2001. Formerly a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Williamsport, Cynthia faithfully served her Lord through her kind words, thoughtful mentoring, and willingness to listen and provide comfort to family and friends in need. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and crocheting, donating her creations to the less fortunate. She also enjoyed watching tennis and solving crossword puzzles and word games. Cynthia was the true Matriarch of her family always more than willing to council, advise and encourage.
Cynthia is survived by her sister, Florence Brown, of Houston, Texas, and her brother, Maurice Diggs and his wife, Leigh, of Silver Springs, Md., a brother-in-law, Jack Grimes and his wife, Velna, of Williamsport. She will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by her son, Mark Williams, and daughter, Jocelyn Williams, both of Williamsport, and daughter, Lisa Rae Johnson and son-in-law, Tony, of Milton; nieces (raised like daughters), Cherie Young, of Linden, N.J., and Leslie Strothers, of Williamsport; 10 grandchildren, Kalisha, Anthony, and Diandre Williams; Kenez Braggs, Allison Worthy Powell, Dana Jo Wong, Kayvon Wilson, Derek Williams, and Dupre and Christine Johnson; along with a host of great and great-great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her son, Anthony "Cato" Williams, and two sisters, Mary Ann Jackson and Marsha Grimes.
Cynthia’s Life Tribute will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, at 10 a.m. Public visitation will be at the funeral home from 9-10 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will be private at for the family at 11 a.m. at Green Lawn Cemetery, and a repast will be held at 12:30 p.m. at her daughter and son-in-law’s home at 1016 N. Front St., Milton.