Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams, 43 went to be with the Lord March 23, 2014 surrounded by family and close friends. She was born in Everett, Wash. Nov. 01, 1970 to the late Patricia Ellen Williams of Tulalip, and Reggie Williams of Chilliwack, B.C. She leaves behind her father, Reggie and step-father, Dana Cheer; the father of her children, Ken C. Johnson; son, Antonio Johnson; three grandchildren, Azmiraya, Antonio Ki cois, and Antonio King; son, Kurtis Johnson; daughter, Kei’anna Johnson; sons, Quincy Johnson, Bryce Juneau, Takota Williams and Jeremy Kindness; significant other, Cameron Craig; a very special aunty, Mary Jo James; and many more aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Mary Lou’s vibrant personality touched many lives. Her sense of humor and laughter drew everyone near. Her scary stories about the basket lady frightened her kids into bed with her. She loved basketball and looked forward to each and every game especially when her oldest boys went to the State Basketball Tournament. Her favorite pastime was playing bingo with her mom and aunties, as long as she sat at the next table. Later on she started working for the Bingo Parlor. Her love for music started when she played piano as a young girl, and she loved to hear her boys rap and her daughter sing! She also loved to dance. Growing up in Tulalip, Mary loved the cultural dancing and singing and beach parties with family. During the holidays, she loved to play poker and board games with family. Mary Lou will be missed by all who shared her life. Pray service Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral home with an Interfaith Service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Gym. Funeral Service will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Gym with burial following at Mission Beach Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home., Marysville.