Fae Frances Williams, aged 92, of Bel Air, Maryland, passed away on June 1, 2023, at Sterling Care Bel Air. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was the beloved daughter of Frank and Ruby (Thompson) Williams. Fae was a woman of strength and resilience who left an indelible mark on the lives of those she encountered.
Throughout her life, Fae achieved numerous accomplishments and faced many challenges with unwavering determination. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Indiana State University, demonstrating her commitment to education and personal growth. Fae embarked on a successful career in the oil industry in Houston, Texas.
Fae's compassionate nature extended beyond her professional pursuits. She dedicated her time and energy to volunteering at a local preschool, nurturing the young minds she encountered and leaving an enduring impression on countless children.
An epitome of grace and elegance, Fae ventured into the world of modeling during her younger years. Her beauty and charm captured the attention of many, and she was rightfully crowned Miss Benton County in Indiana.
As a member of the Bel Air Athletic Club, Fae embraced an active lifestyle filled with pursuits that brought her joy. Whether playing a round of golf, dancing to her favorite tunes, or engaging in conversations with friends, she relished every moment. Fae found solace in the company of animals and had a profound appreciation for music and classic films, which brought her endless delight.
Above all, Fae cherished her role as a loving mother and doting grandmother. Her daughters, Susan Gotschall Garcia of Laguna Beach, CA, and Tracey Lynn Kelley of Bel Air, MD, held a special place in her heart. Fae's eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren were the light of her life, and she treasured every precious moment spent with them.
Fae's passing leaves a void in the lives of her loved ones. She was preceded in death by her son, John Joseph Kelley, Jr., whose memory will forever be held dear. She was also preceded by her dear sister, Iris Chenoweth, and beloved grandson, Tristen Eapen, as well as her son-in-law, Edward Gotschall, and brother-in-law, Larry Junker.
To honor Fae's remarkable life, contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist or Old Brick Church. Your generosity will help perpetuate the legacy of a woman whose spirit was fortified by her faith and dedication to her community.
During this difficult time, we extend our deepest condolences to Fae's family and friends. May her memory be a source of comfort and inspiration, and may her remarkable contributions and cherished memories continue to resonate within our hearts.
The family will be hosting a memorial service on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 2:30 pm at Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church, 1707 Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21014.