Funeral Details for Earle C. Williams (Dad)
I didn't call myself a writer until 2007, and it was my husband who named me one initially. Writing has been my passion since childhood, though I never dreamed of being able to publish anything until my 40s. I published on my own site and in a local paper, but had never written anything for pay until 2008. Now, it is a critical element of my job and it remains my passion.
I am a middle-aged, happily married woman. I have a teen age son and two step children in their 20s. My parents call me their "flower child", though my friends consider me relatively conservative. I live in Great Falls, VA with our menagerie of cats and dogs and neighboring wildlife. I vacation in New Mexico and Florida at every possible opportunity.
I was born in El Paso, Texas, but was raised just a few miles from where I live now from age 7 until I attended college at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. I taught middle and high school English for a few years, moved to Okinawa, Japan for a few years during a short first marriage. I earned my M.Ed. in Counseling & Personnel Services from University of Maryland, then taught a few more years, then married my current husband.
I worked with Jeffrey for 12 years as co-owner of a remodeling company, and then I started myNeighborsNetwork.com in 2000. In 2003, I turned my hobby into a business and have been running it ever since.
I am an introvert, shy by nature. I love to read, knit, needlepoint, pet my cats, and of course, write.
The funeral for my Dad, Earle C. Williams, will be Thursday, March 31st at 10:30 am. It will be held at the George Mason Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA. Directions are here http://cfa.gmu.edu/directions/.
A reception will follow in the same location immediately after the funeral. We encourage you to share stories during the reception and gather in rejoicing Dad's ascension to heaven.
A private family burial will begin at 2 pm.
We are also having the Visitation on Wednesday, March 30th from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA.
The obituary is available here: http://www.fairfaxmemorialfuneralhome.com/obituary/Earle-Carter-Williams/Springfield-VA/1602353
Thank you to everyone for your kind words, texts, emails, phone messages. It's all very comforting. I don't always respond b/c I am pretty weepy, but i listen and take in the love and appreciate the kindness and thoughtfulness. We all do.