Mrs. Janice V.  Williams

Obituary for Mrs. Janice V. Williams

May 13, 1935 - December 24, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 85


Janice V. Williams, 85, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on December 24, 2020 at the Samaritan Hospice in Voorhees, NJ. Janice was born May 13, 1935 to the late Frank and Eleanor DeFago. In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 43 years, Samuel Williams.

Janice was a dedicated civil servant for the City of Philadelphia for most of her career, retiring as a supervisor in the records department. Before beginning her career as a civil servant, she worked for over twenty years with educational non-profits. She was the Director for the Council for Educational Priorities while maintaining memberships with various educational task forces and coalitions for the betterment of Philadelphia public schools. She additionally was actively involved in the Philadelphia Home and School Council, where she served from the classroom to becoming the organization's President. She began her career at the First Pennsylvania Bank, working in various positions for 9 years. She became involved with Boy Scouts of America while raising her son and continued to volunteer with them for 30 years. She stayed involved in philanthropy throughout her life, regularly working with nonprofit organizations and political causes. She enjoyed reading, traveling with family, politics, and her many friends. Most of all she loved being with her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Mark Williams and his wife Suzanne of Killeen, TX, grandchildren, Sarah Williams and Eric Key and a host of many other family and friends.

Her funeral services will be private due to the pandemic. Family Life Celebration service by Dean/Geitner/Givnish of Fox Chase. To share your fondest memory of Janice visit 1-800-GIVNISH

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis Foundation.

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