Mary LaVonne Williams, 43, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at University Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Sugar Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Harry Williams presiding.

Mary was born Jan. 30, 1976, in Columbia, the daughter of John Williams and Annette (Johnson) Palmer. She has been united to Brent Thompson for over 25 years, and he survives in their home.

Mary was employed for many years at J.C. Penney, where she managed the women’s department. In her younger years, she also did some modeling. She enjoyed reading. She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother. She was so proud of her children.

Mary is survived by her husband, Brent Thompson; her children, Breanna Thompson, Brent Thompson, Bethani Thompson and Brielle Thompson; her parents, John Williams and Annette Palmer; her siblings Elisha Johnson, J.C. Williams, LaShonne Palmer, Damen Palmer and James Palmer; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, George Otis Williams.

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