Lettie Mae Williams Oliver, Townsends retiree

May 1, 2014

Lettie Mae Williams Oliver, 89, of Frankford passed away Monday, April 28, 2014.

Lettie was born in Selbyville, Oct. 14, 1923, to the late Alfred and Annie Showell Williams. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death her husband Harley Oliver in 1978; as well as brothers Hersel Showell and Donald Johnson.

She worked at Townsend’s Inc. in Millsboro for 28 years before retiring in 1985. Lettie was a member of Antioch A.M.E. Church in Frankford where she was a member of the Usher Board, the Lucy Davis Missionary Society and was also a stewardess in the church. She enjoyed puzzle books, loved the Word and was devoted to her family.

She is survived by a son, Freddie Williams of Seaford; daughters, Racella Williams of Seaford and Sheila Hall of Frankford; four brothers, James E. Williams of Ellendale, Ronson Showell of Huntsville, Ala., Craig Showell of Dover and Alfred Showell of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Arelia Showell of Millsboro and Annabelle Reid of Selbyville. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service and celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Antioch AME Church in Frankford, where friends may call after 3 p.m. Burial will be held privately at Antioch AME Cemetery.