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May 18, 1931  –  February 12, 2023

Mrs. Lossie Mae Williams, of 201 Eppes St, Hopewell VA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February, 12, 2023. She was born on May 18, 1931 to her parents the late, James and Sarah E. Boyd Blanding in Enfield, North Carolina.

Her formal education was in the Virginia Public School System and she was employed as a Prince George County School Bus Driver for 20 plus years.

Her hobbies included going to various churches, community service, spending time with family, singing, and cooking. She was a Devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Prior to joining Calvary Temple COOLJC, she served as a missionary, sang in choirs and served in various other ministries. In addition to her church ministries, she served the community by going to the Baptist Children’s Home and Central State Hospital ministering to residents, patients and staff. She also conducted a Weekly Radio Ministry and served as the President of the Prince George Prayer Band.

In 1973, she joined Calvary Temple COOLJC, serving in the Senior Missionary Auxiliary, Prayer Warriors, Mass and Senior Choirs, Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, Women’s Council Auxiliary, Pastor’s Aid Auxiliary, Outreach Ministry, and Willing Worker Ministry.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Deacon Sim Williams; father, James Blanding; mother, Sarah Blanding; brothers, Curtis Blanding, Leroy Blanding, Hampton Blanding, Ulysses Blanding, Paul Blanding, Steven Blanding, and Elijah Blanding; sisters, Edith Pope, Alease Jones, Grace Pope, and Minnie Dean Jones.

Left to cherish her memories children, Simeon L. Williams Sr. (Chivita) of Woodbridge, VA; daughters, Bernadine D. Gaskins of WestPoint, VA and Debra A. Smith (Curtis) of N Prince George; siblings, Mary Peterson (Henry) and George L. Blanding; brother-In-Law, Raymond Grammar and sister-in-law, Josephine Berry; grandchildren, twelve; great grandchildren, seventeen, and a host of family, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Lossie M. Williams  have been entrusted to the caring professionals of Bland funeral Homes, 137 Harrison St., Petersburg, VA, 23803 (804) 732-7841. Please keep the Family in Prayer.