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Ella L. Williams

August 5, 1923 ~ August 28, 2019 (age 96)

Ella L. Williams, 96, of Moline, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Amber Ridge Memory Care, Moline. Services for Ella will be 5:30 pm, Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4 pm until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Fulton, Mississippi. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Ella was born on August 5, 1923 in Lee County, Mississippi, a daughter of Leroy and Annie Estella Clark Burleson. She married Velton Williams in Mississippi. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1985. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She was a member of Memorial Christian Church, Moline. She was a very patient and loving Grandma and enjoyed spending time with her family.  She will always be remembered for the beautiful quilts she made and her culinary skills. 

Survivors include her grandchildren, Michael (Janelle) Leatherman, Waukee, Iowa, Jana (Dean) Meyer, Milan; five great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Ella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Velton; daughter, Linda Leatherman; siblings, Catherine, Irma, Vera, Roy Lee and Spencer.

Ella’s family would like to thank the staff at Amber Ridge and Genesis Hospice for their compassionate care.

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