Elizabeth Alicia (Tarpley) Williams

Born: Sat., Apr. 2, 1921
Died: Thu., Feb. 20, 2014

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Elizabeth Alicia (Tarpley) Williams, 92, of Fairchance, PA passed from this brief life to eternal rest on February 20, 2014. Elizabeth was born in Fairchance on April 2, 1921, the daughter of the late Dea and Mary (Martin) Tarpley.
Elizabeth was a 1939 graduate of Fairchance High School and a lifelong member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who would tell all that her family was the most important thing in her life, and the thing that gave her the most joy.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her grandparents Steven (Della) Tarpley and William (Betty) Martin; parents Dea and Mary Tarpley and her loving step-mother, Helen (Nicholas) Tarpley. She was also preceded by her husband of over fifty years, James E. Williams; her daughter Dorothy (Williams) Clingman and son-in-law Fred Clingman, and her beloved infant great-granddaughter Roxy Murray. Deceased in addition are the following brothers: Amos, Matthew, Ernest, Henry, Ronald, Thomas, and Melvin Tarpley, sisters: Dorothy (Tarpley) Harris, and Della (Tarpley) Williams.
She leaves to eternally mourn her passing and celebrate her blessed life, her surviving daughter Cynda Williams-Murray (Ronald, Sr.) of Uniontown, PA; grandchildren: Frederick Clingman (Corinna) of Upper Marlboro, MD, Raquelle Murray of Big Spring, TX, Rawnette Murray of Alexandria, VA; and Ronald (R.J.) Murray, Jr. (Rhonica) of Brandywine, MD; great-grandchildren: Fredrece and Cori Clingman of Upper Marlboro, MD and twins: Rico and Rocco Murray of Brandywine, MD. The following brothers and sisters: Mary Brooks, Dea Tarpley (Mary), Namon Tarpley (Linda), Raymond Tarpley (Susan) all of Lorain, Oh and Ruth Ann Royster (James) of New York; very special nieces, Virginia Houston, Twila Knox, and Sheila Ways; many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will also mourn her passing. The family wishes to also thank the Horizon Personal Care Home staff for all their loving care.

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St. Paul's A.M.E. Church
   Posted Sat February 22, 2014
Condolence letter

To the Family of Elizabeth Alicia Tarpley Williams;

There isn’t any way to prepare for the sudden loss of a family member. In the quiet moments when the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and may the beauty of memories become your comfort.

You have the sympathies of the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church as you make your way through this passage. It won’t be easy, but you can rely on the support of all your friends and church family. Elizabeth will be missed by everyone.

Our prayers are with you and you have our deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow. Elizabeth touched a lot of people. Just look around at her family and friends that are here to celebrate her life.

“Don't weep at my grave, for I am not there,
I've a date with a butterfly to dance in the air.
I'll be singing in the sunshine, wild and free,
Playing tag with the wind, while I'm waiting for thee.”

In His Service Always,
Rev. Alfred L. Thompson, Jr.
And The Members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church

Abe and Lucile Mitchell Snyder
   Posted Sat February 22, 2014
Our Hearts and Prayers are with the Williams and Tarpley family.

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