Mrs. Ella A. Williams-Vinson 82, a life long Cary resident passed away peacefully in her sleep, Friday morning, June 21, 2013
Ella was born May 1, 1931 in Cary, NC. Ella graduated from North Carolina A & T University Greensboro, NC in 1953 with a BS Degree in Home Economics and General Science. She received certification in Elementary Education from Shaw University Raleigh, NC in 1958. She also earned a Master of Education Degree from North Carolina Central University Durham, NC in 1982.
Ella taught elementary school in Wake County Public School System for 31 years, teaching at the Cary Colored school (now Kingswood Elementary), Briarcliff Elementary School, Farmington Woods Elementary School and Apex Elementary School. She also participated in Wake County Public Schools Summer Programs such as Head Start and Reading Enrichment Program.
Ella is survived by son, Marlon A. Williams of Durham, NC; niece, Susan Barbee Reaves(Roy) of Cary, NC and their daughter Chaneen Reaves of Raleigh, NC; brother-in-law, Herbert Barbee, Sr. of Cary, NC and sister-in-law, Susan Arrington of Virginia and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, June 26, 2013 at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. A memorial service will be held before the funeral from 12-2 PM, burial will be in the Cary First UCC Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., specifically for the Top Teen Organization- PO Box 266878- 2914 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004.