Mary Etta Williams McQuarter entered eternal rest peacefully on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the age of 76. Mary was born on November 27, 1943 in Centreville, Mississippi to the late Freeman and Bertha Hamilton Williams.
Mary was married to the late James Henry McQuarter, Sr. She was the mother of Freeman McQuarter, James McQuarter, Jr., and Jamesina McQuarter-Collins. She was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.
Mary accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Holly Grove Baptist Church. She graduated from the Wilkinson County High School in Woodville, Mississippi. She attended Delgado Community College, Holy Cross College and Dillard University. She worked as a Paraprofessional for the New Orleans Public School System for twenty-nine years. She worked at O Perry Walker High School, L.B. Landry High School, and Alice Hart Elementary.
Mary was a Christian woman. Prior to joining Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, she was a member of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church of Algiers. Her Christian training was exemplified by her constant readiness to help anyone in need. She was known for her kind deeds and encouraging words to others. She never forgot family members and friends’ birthdays or anniversaries.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman and Bertha Hamilton Williams;
brothers, Edward Williams and Willie Lee Williams; sister, Ora Lee Farmer, and sister in-law, Mildred Williams.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Freeman McQuarter and James McQuarter, Jr. of New Orleans, Louisiana; her daughter, Jamesina McQuarter-Collins (Thomas) of Geismar, Louisiana; granddaughter, Crissandra Smith Cho (Malachi, Sr.) grandson Justin Collins; step-grandson, Landon Collins; great grandchildren, Keeri Cho and Malachi Cho, Jr.; brother, Robert Williams, Sr., sisters in-law Ernestine Williams and Lynn Williams, brother in-law, Dr. John Farmer, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the homegoing celebration of Mrs. McQuarter on Friday, July 10, 2020, at Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center located at 3722 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, La at 10 A.M. The limited visitation will begin at 9 A.M. Reverend Mary Beth Ellis will officiate and entombment will follow at Restlawn Park Cemetery in Avondale, LA.
Everyone in attendance MUST wear a face mask or other proper face covering and practice social distancing.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 HWY. 23 BELLE CHASSE, LA 70037 (504) 208 – 2119.
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