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Patricia McWilliams

Patsy Jones McWilliams, Cambridge MD., passed away at her home on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Born in Cambridge on Sept. 4, 1936, she is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gorton H. McWilliams, one son Chet H. McWilliams and wife LeAnn, one daughter, Heidi McWilliams Stout and husband Frank, two special granddaughters that she referred to as her “angels" Taylor and Emily McWilliams all of Cambridge. Close relatives Mollie Brake, Richard Hargis, Ethel Jones, Debbie Behlke, Rocky Jones, Jay Jones, Casey Jones, Tina Mears, Keith Fearons, Betty, Shane and Joey Dennis and special friends Mario and Valerie Schreiber.

Patsy was raised in Cambridge by her grandmother Mrs. Virginia Jones. She graduated from Cambridge High School class of 1955. She was an excellent athlete and selected in junior high as May Queen and Miss CHS in high school. She was awarded the honor of Maryland’s best majorette and selected to lead the first marching band across the original Chesapeake Bay Bridge for the grand opening in 1952. She was head majorette for the high school, Cambridge Municipal and Post 91 marching bands. She taught aerobics and baton for many years. Patsy worked for C&P Telephone Co. as an operator and sales person and in later years as a school bus driver for the Dorchester Co. Board of Education transporting students with special needs. She loved swimming, biking, jogging, dancing and exercising, but most of all she loved being with her family. Patsy really enjoyed life and people. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Dorchester YMCA, and Elks Lodge 1272.

She was preceded in death by her mother Geraldine Mowbray and father Darcy Parella.

Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church 205 Maryland Avenue, Cambridge, MD at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012. Family and friends will be received at the Church beginning two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow at East New Market Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Patsy to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church c/o Scott Daniels, 205 Maryland Ave., Cambridge, Md.; Dorchester County YMCA, 201 Talbot Ave., Cambridge, Md.; and the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation, 1301 York Road, Suite 404 Heaver Plaza, Lutherville, MD 21093.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.

To send online condolences please visit www.newcombcollins.com

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Facts Born: September 4, 1936
Death: June 10, 2012

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Marian At this time you may be consumed with pain and anger, rightfully so, Just remember that God is near to You to give you comfort to lighten the load, He has provided a hope for all who died that there will be a ressurrection of all those in the memorial tombs they will hear his voice and come out John 5:28,29. (This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God. John 17:3) 10/20/2012 Cheryl and Skip Our deepest sympathies for the McWilliams Family at this difficult time. Your mom was a great lady and we were fortunate to have known her. Cheryl & Skip 06/20/2012 Diane Larochelle So sorry for your loss !! May you find peace in your happy memories .May Jehovah the God of all comfort be with you more than ever in those very difficult times 2 cor 1;3 06/20/2012 Elaine Witmer I just got back from Argentina and found out that Pasty passed away.I am so very sorry, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.I have known Pasty since the early 80s.Did aerobics with her for years, wow, how energetic she was, and taught me so much, I will never forget her, she had touched so many lives.We even did curves together some years back.I will always miss her. 06/19/2012 Donna McWilliams Orr and Richard Orr Uncle Gorton, Chet, Heidi, and Family - I am so sorry for your loss. I know how huge the hole in your life seems right now. Know that she is in a better place and is watching over you. Love, Donna and Richard 06/15/2012 Guy & Jennifer Edgar Chet & Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are very sorry for your loss. 06/15/2012 Carolyn Holliday Such a special lady. Will always remember Patsy and Sylvia with their exercise classes. What fun ! She has touched so many people's lives. 06/15/2012 A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Patricia J. McWilliams c/o Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. funeral home. 06/15/2012 A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Patricia J. McWilliams c/o Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. funeral home. 06/15/2012 Beverly Jones Patsy was a wonderful women. Loved her so much when she taught me baton lessons. She was a wonderful person to be around, fun person.SENDING MY LOCE AND PRAYERS TO ALL OF YOU. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. 06/15/2012 Raymond Phillips I would like to express my deepest sympathy to "Coach" McWilliams and all of Patsy's Family and Fiends. I am a member of the C.H.S, Class of 1968 and now reside in Ohio. 06/15/2012 Wayne and Joyce Bromwell Dear Gordon and family, Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sadness. Everyone who knew Patsy cared about her so much. She was such a wonderful person. May your faith give you strength, comfort, and peace. 06/14/2012 Patricia Haring Patsy was such a sweet, caring person who always had a smile on her face. She will truly be missed by her entire family and everyone who knew her. Time will heal....God bless. 06/14/2012 Carole Haring My heart aches for all of you. I am visiting in Florida till June 19th. Please accept my sincere sympathy and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. 06/13/2012 Levin & Effie M. Elzey Dear Family, We will always remember the batons, parades and smiles that Patsy worked hard to make for the children of Dorchester County. Pasty's smile was contadious and the joy she gave when children threw their baton into the air and smiled when they caught it. She will be missed. Please except our condolences and remember she will now be whole without suffering. May God bless each of you. 06/13/2012 Karen & Calvin Stack Gordon & family - so sorry for your loss... Patsy was such a nice person... she didn't know a stranger... I remember taking baton lessons from Patsy as a young girl - she was always nice to everyone... so professional and always fun to be around!! Prayers & thoughts are w/ the family!! 06/13/2012 The Dail's McWilliams and Stout Families, Please know that we are so very sorry for your loss... Sincerely, Eden, Jordan, and Jeff Dail 06/13/2012 Cheryl Bramble Heidi and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your grandmother was a very special lady. 06/13/2012 Marlene Windsor My thoughts and prayers are extended to the McWilliams Family. Hold your wonderful memories of Miss Patsy near and dear to your hearts. Our community has lost a wonderful lady! 06/13/2012 Kalee Hurley thought and prayers are with your family at this time - i cant rememeber a time that i didnt see a smile on Mrs. Patsy's face. She was a special women and will be missed by all. Faye(Grayson) Kalee and Tonie Hurley 06/13/2012 Phyllis Gray From a great friend at high school, you will be missed. We shared a lot of memories. Your passing will leave a large void. 06/13/2012 Samuel S. Batson SR. I would like to send my heartfelt sympathy to the McWilliams family from my heart. Be strong and know that she is in a better place. Bob and I lost our mother the same day a year ago, our prayers are with you. 06/12/2012 Sheri Hubbard Patsy was full of life. I will never forget the aerobics class I took from her in the old Armory building before it got a face lift and became a court house. I found it impossible to keep up with her, and I wondered how she could just keep going and going! She was a special woman. 06/12/2012 Marybeth Glessner May the memories all of you have of Miss Patsy take some of the sadness from your hearts. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Marybeth, Shelby and Sam Glessner 06/12/2012 SAM AND PEGGY HORSEMAN 06/12/2012 Jeanne Smith Patsy was truly a one of a kind wonderful person with a smile for everyone and a sense of humor that could light up the world. you will be missed Patsy! My thoughts and prayers are with the family. 06/12/2012 Phyllis Smith So sad to learn of Patsy's death. Over the years, we had so much fun together..in her aerobics class and playing golf. She loved her family so much and I know she will be missed terribly. 06/12/2012 Becky and Mark Dennis Chet, Heidi and families - We want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother will always be with you in your memories as well as with many of us because of our memories of her. May God heal the hurt you are now going through. Take care, Becky 06/12/2012 Tammy Wielgosz To the McWilliams family Your in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Mrs. Patsy was a friend to all she will be greatly missed by many. Hold those many precious memories close to heart to help you thru this difficult time. Our loss is God's gain Mrs. Patsy was truly an ANGEL. 06/11/2012 Richard W. (Bill) Peterson I feel I was privileged to know Patsy (Jones) McWilliams back in the 1950s, when we were in the Cambridge High School Band. She was a very beautiful and lovely young woman, who amazed everyone with her skill as a majorette. I remember when we would go to Washington DC for anual parades, and the parade announcer would tell the parade watcher that there was Patsy Jones from Cambrdge, Maryland, the award winning majorette. She was ahead of me in high school when she graduated, and so I lost touch with her and other of my school mates. But since my Mom and my brother and his family live in Cambridge, I have visited often, and saw Patsy once again about 5 years ago and talked to her about our memories of our high school years. She was a very kind and wonderful person as well as a great Christ like Christian. My sympathy goes out to her beloved family. Bill Peterson, North Carolina 06/11/2012 Julie P. Slacum Dear Gorton, Chet, and Heidie, I am so sorry to learn of Patsy's passing. Your sorrow must be great at this time. Patsy was such a delight to be around, and it was obvious how she adored her family (including her granddaughters). I have you on my daily prayer list, and I pray for God to comfort and strengthen you in your times of need ahead. Even though Patsy is in her heavenly home, the loved ones she left behind on this temporary earth may find it difficult to move ahead. But you will. God bless and surround you with His love. With Deepest Sympathy, Julie 06/11/2012 Gary & Terri Mills We are all very sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers. 06/11/2012 Janie Elliott & Steve Lewis We are so very sorry to hear about Patsy's passing. She was such a very happy person, who always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by her family and many many friends. GOD Bless you all. 06/11/2012 A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Patricia J. McWilliams c/o Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. funeral home. 06/11/2012 Sylvia Brannock Windsor Today, less than 3 months after losing my mother, I have lost a very dear friend. I remember when I was younger watching Patsy Jones strut, and I do mean strut, down Race Street leading the Cambridge High Band. Wow what a great majorette she was. I can still see her in my mind's eye. Little did I know that this wonderful person would become my friend. Enrolling into her aerobics class in the 70s was a life-changing experience for me. The 14 years I spent following her from place to place while she taught were some of my happiest experiences. She was special, unique and lots of fun. She allowed me to enjoy her family and become her friend. I feel very privileged to have that honor. My heart goes out to Gorton, Chet, Heidi and the rest of her family. I will never forget her and will cherish her memory for as long as I live. 06/11/2012 Charlotte Mays My prayers are with your family. Patsy, you were the most loving, unique, fun person I have ever known. She loved her family deeply, held those granddaughters very close to her heart. I will think of her often, and miss her. Strength to you all. 06/11/2012 Wayne and Colleen Bromwell Our thoughts and prayers are with all the McWilliams family. You all are such a loving and wonderful family. We know your heart is heavy from the loss of Miss Patsy. She was such an endearing and fun person. So many wonderful memories of her. May God keep you in the palm of His hand. 06/11/2012 Scottie Marshall What an awesome lady Patsy was! So full of life, love, and a friend to many, known and unknown. Patsy will be missed by many but never forgotten. Many hugs and prayers to the entire family. God Bless this wonderful woman and God bless all of you. 06/10/2012 James and Lena Wallis Fitzhugh Gorton and Family: We are so sorry to hear about Patsy, she was a sweet lady...Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. 06/10/2012 Randall Bradshaw Gorton: I am so sorry to here about Patsy's passing, our prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely: Randall 06/10/2012

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