Mary Susan Biles Williams, born on November 28, 1935, was promoted to her eternal home on October 22, 2019. After declaring that there was no expiration date on the bottom of her foot, she brandished her fist at death, defied all odds, and lived almost five years beyond doctors’ expectations.
She was a mother, grandmother, artist, nurse, and dedicated Catholic. She enjoyed Arabica coffee, Moravian Love Feast Buns, the beach, shopping with her daughters, painting, knitting, playing scrabble, and Hallmark’s Maxine. Born in the Piedmont Triad, she graduated from Gray High School and Forsyth Technical Institute. She worked with St. Leo the Great Catholic Church for several years and served as a LPN at both hospitals and nursing facilities. She married and raised two sons, then moved with her family to the North Myrtle Beach area where she remained for several decades until returning to NC in 2015. She blessed two families with children through adoption and celebrated reunions with both daughters in her twilight years.
Preceding her in death are William Allen and Ethyl Aycock Biles (parents); Joe Biles (brother); Erica Williams (great grandchild); and her beloved poodle, Holly.
Surviving are her children, Sara Dale and husband, David, of FL; Donna Sprague and husband, Tom, of Reynoldsville, PA; David Williams of Winston-Salem, NC; Daniel Williams and wife, Carrie, of Pfafftown, NC; honorary sons, Sam Burnett and Robert Williams; 4 grandchildren, Beth, Billie Jo (husband, Dennis), Eric, and Abby; several great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; siblings Elizabeth Bricker, Bill Biles (wife, Elaine); many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends; church family at Good Shepherd Catholic Church of King, NC; friends and caretakers at Universal Health Care of King, NC.
There will be visitation on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM, with a Prayer Service at 6:00 PM at McMillan-Small Funeral Home (Myrtle Beach, SC). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 29 at 11:00 AM at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church (Myrtle Beach, SC). Inurnment will be at a later date at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church (North Myrtle Beach, SC).
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