Marcella Williams, 78, of Statesville, N.C., departed this life on Thursday, July 4, 2024, at her residence.

Marcella was born in Iredell County on September 14, 1945, to the late Willie Rankin and Lola McGee Rankin. Mrs. Williams was married to the late George Williams Sr. She was a member of Knox Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marcella was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Jean Williams; brothers, Carl Lee Rankin, Willie J. Rankin and Michael S. Rankin; and son-in-law, Billy R. Holbrook.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life two daughters, Mary Holbrook and Shiela Reddick (Jimmy Jr.) of Statesville, N.C.; son, George Williams Jr. of Statesville, N.C.; sister, Mary L. Carson of Statesville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Latisha Agnew, LaToya Williams, Maurice Reddick, Teon Williams, Jimmie Reddick III, and Billie Jean Holbrook; ten great-grandchildren, LaBreia Williams, Unique Williams, Aerielle Agnew, Joshua Agnew, Tynijah Redmond, Jarell Williams, T. Williams, Zay Zay Williams, Azlyn Williams, and Ava Stevenson; and great great grandchild, Skylar Williams.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at Knox Grove Baptist Church, 3500 3rd Creek Church Road, Cleveland, N.C., followed by interment in the church cemetery, officiated by Pastor Russell Sturgis. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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