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Mary Ann Williams
December 29, 1932 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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On December 31, 2023, God called his beloved child, Mary Ann Williams (nee Arches), home to reunite with her family in Heaven. She passed into glory at her own home, surrounded by family at 91 years old.
Mary was born on December 29, 1932 to Louis and Hazel Arches and was raised on the family estate in Pleasant Hill, Maryland. Being raised in a household with four brothers and one sister, she was known for her fire and ability to get her message across loud and clear if there were any issues to be resolved. Furthering that fire, she was also an extremely good shot with a rifle and would educate you on the topic if you doubted her for a second. She was an avid outdoorswoman who loved fishing, hunting, and enjoying God’s provisions.
She was preceded in death by her parents Louis Elias Arches and Hazel Arches (nee Brown), brothers Andrew Arches, Clarence Arches, Nicholas Arches, and Louis Arches, and sister Stella Hamilton (nee Arches); as well as beloved son, Page Wilbur Bradley, Jr. She was also preceded by her loyal dog LuLu, whom she cherished dearly.
Mary is survived by her daughter Victoria McLaughlin (nee Bradley), granddaughter Meagan McLaughlin, step granddaughters Jessica Morgan and Rebecca Morgan, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Mary graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1951 and went on to take night courses at Essex Community College. During the war, Mary and her sister Stella worked in a munitions factory, making grenades and other materials for the war. She worked for many years at the Beta Shoe Company in the front office. After that, she dedicated 30 years to the Baltimore County Health Department as a Medical Billing Transcriptionist, among other duties.
Mary lived her life as a good Christian woman. Those who met her knew that she believed in the importance of serving the Lord through prayer and serving others, often giving to those less fortunate. She held the hand of her younger sister Stella as God took her home, and was no stranger to being there for any loss of the family. Mary was also a lifetime member of the Church of the Harbor in Essex, Maryland.
In Mary's last requests, she asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, JDRF International, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or American Liver Foundation.
A service will be held in the Mausoleum Chapel inside Delaney Valley Memorial Gardens on Saturday, January 13 at 11 AM.