Helen "Brownie" Winifred Morgan Williams

Helen “Brownie” Winifred Morgan Williams, 89, of Fairfax, Virginia, passed away on March 27, 2022. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Spencer Williams. Born in Rome, Georgia to William Brown Morgan III and Lena Stephens Morgan, Brownie grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She is also survived by her sister, Pat Reid, and her children, John (Stacey) Williams, Laurie Lopez, and Kati Williams. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia “Nina” Ann Williams Burke. She is survived by her grandsons, Andres Lopez, Landon Williams, and Bowen Williams; her granddaughters, Spencer Williams, Erica Lopez, and Alwyn Williams; her nephews, Britt and Bruce Reid; her grandnephew, Brandon, her grandnieces, Maryann and Brittany, and her great-grandnieces and grandnephews in Tennessee.

Brownie graduated from Blue Mountain College and married Spencer in 1957. She taught young children for much of her life in elementary schools, Head Start, and child care centers. Brownie was an avid reader and treasured her collection of books. She was a member of St. Mary’s parish, a Lay Cistercian, and a member of the Cursillo movement. Brownie also loved music and embraced many instruments; she taught herself to play guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, ukulele, and violin. She brought much joy to her family and church groups with her singing and playing. Brownie was unfailingly good-natured and sweet to everyone she met and touched many people with her kindness and faith.

Brownie always told her family that as long as she had a roof over her head, so would they. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to housing for Ukrainian refugees at Welcome.US or a similar organization.

Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, March 30, at St. Mary of Sorrows Historic Church, Ox Road & Fairfax Station Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039.

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