Denise Loretta Williams, age 60, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family. She was recently diagnosed with a very rare, rapidly progressive neurological disorder, sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
Denise was born on October 10, 1960 to James and Joann Ross in Highland Park, Michigan. As a young woman, Denise met the love of her life and future husband Robert Carl Williams. They married and raised two beloved children: Christina and Joseph. Denise loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her cherished grandchildren Grace and Nora. She adored going on beautiful vacations at luxury destinations, good wine and food, boating, and relaxing spa days. Denise also was a night owl, and loved to stay up late chatting with her family, or playing cards & games. As a hobby, Denise loved to organize and run her D'Loretta's Estate Sales. She had a gift for conversation, and could debate with anyone. For nine years, Denise was a dedicated and hardworking vice president of Macomb Community College HR department, where she will be missed dearly.
Denise will be forever remembered by all who loved her.
Beloved wife of Robert Carl Williams; cherished father of Christina (Brandon) Noland, and Joseph (Jacqueline) Williams; loving daughter of Joann Margaret Young; dear sister of Cathy (Jeff) Henderson, James (Christine) Ross, Pamela (Phillip) Gates, and Peter (Sharon) Williams; proud grandmother of Grace Louise Noland, and Nora Denise Noland.
Denise joins in heaven her father James Merlin Ross, stepfather Albert Young, Father in law Robert Williams, Mother in law Loretta Williams, grandparents Bertha Ross-Vogt, Lorentus Ross, Marrel Haines-Kissell (Clayton Kissell), and Frederick Joseph Haines.
Visitation to take place on Saturday, October 9 from 5-8PM, and on Sunday from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
Funeral Mass to take place at St. Peter Catholic Church in Mount Clemens. Instate 11:00 AM, Mass at 11:30 AM. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery to follow.
In lieu of flowers to honor Denise’s memory and her dedication to the employees and mission of Macomb Community College, please consider making a donation to the “Denise L. Williams Professional Development Endowment Fund”, which has been established for the professional development and growth of employees in Denise’s legacy. Donations can be made online at http://www.macomb.edu/give by selecting the Denise L. Williams professional development fund from the designation meu, or by mailing your gift to: MCC Foundation c/o Denise L. Williams Endowment, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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