Peacefully on Saturday, April 2, 2011 Lula Mae McWilliams went home to be with the Lord. Family and friends will unite Saturday, April 9, from 10 A.M. until time of service 11 A.M. here at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD. Interment will follow at National Harmony Memorial Park.Lula Mae McWilliams was born October 9, 1932 in Enfield, North Carolina. Lula was called from her labors to rewards on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Hadley Specialty Center, Washington, DC.
She obtained her early childhood education from the Halifax County Public Schools System.
At an early age Lula join Daniel’s Chapel Baptist Church where she remained an active member until moving to the Washington, DC Area. Upon moving to the Washington, DC Area, she remained active in several churches throughout her community.
She married Rossie McWilliams and made their home in Enfield, North Carolina until they later moved to Washington, DC where they raised their family. Lula was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings.
After moving to Washington, Lula obtained employment with Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority where she worked for several years until gaining employment with the Federal Government and worked for the Library of Congress until her retirement.
Lula was an avid reader and kept abreast of all the local and world current events. She enjoyed all the family gatherings and the many day trips to North Carolina to visit with family.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her husband of 59 years, Rossie McWilliams of Washington, DC one daughter Gladystine Smith (Homer) of Waldorf, MD,one son James Alvin Pittman (Liz) of Temple Hills, MD, three sisters, Francis Sumner of Rocky Mount, NC, Lillian Brown (Chester) of Gahanna, Ohio and Vanessa Battle (Eddie) of Temple Hills, MD, two brothers Kinzie Bryant, Jr. (Lillie) of Landover, MD and Bennie Bryant (Betty) of Raleigh, NC. She also leaves four grandchildren to carry out her legacy, Jeffrey Henderson, Patricia Green, Angela Jones and Lolita Smith; eight great-grandchildren; two aunts, Rosie L. Bell of Washington, DC and Lillie M. Hardy of Rocky Mount, NC; and a host of many nieces, nephews and friends.