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Ms. Willett G. Montgomery

Sunset: October 20, 2021

Ms. Willett Graham Montgomery transitioned into eternal sleep on the morning of October 20, 2021, at her home in Lake City, South Carolina. She was born in Williamsburg County on November 03, 1942.
She was the child of the late Mr. Josh Graham, Sr. and Mrs. Annie Mae Salters Graham.

Ms. Willett was an amazing community servant leader and a savvy businesswoman. She enjoyed cooking, fundraising for her church, and gardening. Ms. Willett was employed by the Lake City First Baptist Church for 30 years. She was also a well-respected certified nursing assistant.

Ms. Willett joined St. Paul AME Church as a young woman and served on the gospel choir, kitchen committee, and the missionary society. She absolutely treasured her loved ones and church family. Ms. Willett’s hospitality skills were a gift from God.

She was married for 14 years and from that union came four biological daughters: Elder Jacqueline Montgomery; Bernethio (Malik) Livingston; Connie Montgomery (Dwayne) Graham; and Brenda Montgomery-King.

Ms. Willett later adopted five children: Ashley and Monica Hickson & Hezekiah, Micah and Michael Montgomery. She adored her grandchildren: Malika V. Livingston, Marcus A. Livingston, Blake B. D. Graham, Connor J. J. Graham and Herman R. Robinson IV.

Ms. Willett often spoke of her wonderful great-grandchildren: Driquavious Washington and Maleah S. Livingston. All her siblings preceded her in death: Josh Graham, Jr; Ernest Graham; Otis Graham, David C. Graham; Estella Pressley; Gracie McFadden; Lizzie Fulton and Hazelean Burroughs.

Also, Ms. Willett has a host of nieces, nephews, and many close friends. She was a strong lady who longed to be with her cherished large family.

Special thanks to Roger Adams, Anderson Chandler, Thelma Brown, Tina Wilson, Nina Elmore, Mazie McFadden, Kent Grayson, Cary Grayson, and the staff of Homestead Hospice in Florence, SC. Also, we express our sincere gratitude to Hester Smith, Minnie Brown, Naomi Capers, Elder Helen Graham, and Elouise Gaskins. And to all who have supported our mother, thank you for your faithful dedication.