Jean Marie Williams, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 8, 2022. Jean was born on November 10, 1931, in Indianapolis to the late Maurice and Helen (Sweeney) Fitzgerald. Jean was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy and went on to graduate from St. Vincent Nursing School. Jean retired from Community Hospital South as a Registered Nurse. On May 23, 1959, Jean wed Carl Williams in Holy Name Catholic Church, Indianapolis; the pair enjoyed nearly 55 years of marriage until Carl’s passing in 2015.
A very faithful servant of our Lord her entire life, Jean was an active member at St. Barnabas Catholic Church where she volunteered with St. Vincent de Paul. Prior to moving, Jean and Carl were charter members of St. Jude Catholic Church, Indianapolis. In recent years, Jean lived at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove where she was able to attend Mass.
Jean was extremely caring and loving, which made her an excellent mother and grandmother. Jean was very sociable and had a vast friend group that she was incredibly loyal to. Fun-loving and witty, Jean always had a good comeback and a contagious laugh. Jean loved to travel to many different locations, but she especially enjoyed trips with family and friends to Hilton Head, South Carolina. She will be remembered by her family as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who never wavered in her faith or beliefs.
Along with her husband and parents, Jean was preceded in death by her daughter, Maureen Maddox; granddaughter, Amanda Tames; grandson, Matthew Williams, and her sister, Bonnie Mitchell.
Survivors include her children, Michael (Cindy) Williams, Angela (Jeff) Garraux, and Elaine (Steve) Heiden; 10 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren; numerous extended family members and friends.
Jean’s Life Celebration® visitation will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM in the chapel at O’Riley- Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227. Morning Prayers will be said at the funeral home prior to the celebration of Mass at 9:30 AM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 16, 2022, at 10:00 AM in St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46217. Following the Mass, Jean will be laid to rest next to Carl in Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Barnabas Catholic Church; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Please visit www.ORileyBranson.com to sign the online guestbook or to share a favorite memory of Jean with her family.
Friday, December 16, 2022
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
St. Barnabas Catholic Church