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Our Mammie, grandmother, great-grand mother, sister, aunt, cousin, in-law, dedicated servant of Jehovah God, Educator, Nurse Midwife, a woman of strength and virtue, disciplinarian, outspoken believer, friend, now rests peacefully to await the promised day of Resurrection. Her faith in Jehovah never wavered; she was ready, and transitioned peacefully in the comfort of her children’s home, Reston , Virginia , on the early morning of Thursday, August 11, 2011 , at 4:55AM .

The granddaughter of the late John Gba-Doe Wallace of Springhill, Maryland County, and Harriet Prowd Wallace of Hoffman Station, Maryland County, Maggie was born to the union of Edward Tumu Clarke & Lucy Wallace Clarke on June 24, 1925, in Springhill, Maryland County, Liberia, She was the third of six children: Samuel, John, Maggie, Julia, Anthony and Annie. Her parents and three siblings (John, Anthony and Annie) predeceased her; Husband Frank Tai Williams in March 1997; three daughters, Daphene, Helena, Charlotte, and grandson Adrian Thompson in August 1993.

Maggie Tede Clarke Williams is survived by her loving children: Leona Williams Washington (Victor Washington); Wannie Williams Sele (William “Bill”); seven grandchildren: Joyce, Tede, Maude (Edward), Archie (Bridgette), Kpadepah, Jahsee, William Sele, Jr.; five great-grandchildren: Nevonne, Adrian, Kelvin, Le-elen, Arthur; one brother, Samuel Clarke of Monrovia, Liberia; one sister, Julia Clarke Ryan of Staten Island, NY; foster children to include: Vivian Gray Ali, Monica Davis, Wannie Bannie Akoi, Julia Collins, Eric Dennis, Shadrack Dennis, Anthony Williams, Dio Williams; one sister-in-law: Grace Williams-Collins; several nieces and nephews to include: Leo Brown, Edward Clarke, Audrey Ryan, Doris Ryan, Venus Wilson (Kevin), Rita White; several cousins here in the United States and Liberia to include: Frank O. Wallace, Sr.(Evelyn), I. Wenceslaus Wallace (Cecilia), Elizabeth Wallace Seth, Honourable George Wallace, Ambassador Alexander Wallace, Harriet “Girty” Wallace Taylor, Mary Yudeh Cummings, John Cummings, Ernest Wallace (Jestina), Joyce Wallace Dennis (Hewitt); the Garfield and Dorinda E. Williams family of East Harper, Maryland County.


Friday, August 26, 2011 ( 6:00PM – 8:00 PM )

Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home

9902 Braddock Road

Fairfax , Virginia 22032


Saturday, August 27, 2011 ( 10:00AM )

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

1580 Beulah Road

Vienna , Virginia 22032


Fairfax Memorial Park

9902 Braddock Road

Fairfax , Virginia 22032



Leona Williams Washington - 240-485-6109

Victor Washington - 301-332-4213

Wannie Williams Sele - 571-313-8334

William “Bill” Sele - 703-868-6802

Joyce Wade Reffell – 571-241-2779

Maude Thompson Hill – 703-304-6797

John N. Ricks (Naven) - 314-495-7115

Harriet Yancy (Evans) – 404-808-3687

Sophie E. Williams – 508-579-7920

Annie Ivy Woyee ( Chester ) - 919-452-8243

John E. Ivy (Karolyn) – 678-492-3261

Hotels in the Area

Candlewood Suites

13845 Sunrise Valley Drive

Herndon , VA 20171


Comfort Inn Herndon

200 Elden Street

Herndon , VA 20170


Courtyard by Marriott Herdon/Reston

533 Herndon Parkway

Herndon , VA 20170


Extended StayAmerica

1021 Elden Street

Herndon , VA 20170


Holiday Inn Express

485 Elden Street

Herndon , VA 20170


Reston , Virginia , on the early morning of Thursday, August 11, 2011 , at 4:55AM .



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