WILLIAMS, MARCIA GENEVIEVE
Marcia Genevieve Williams was born on June 22nd in 1962 to Rudolph and Vienna Medford in St. James, Trinidad.
Marcia Medford attended Mucurapo Girls RC School in St. James. She was a very playful child and would play marbles with the boys. She also loved riding her bike.
She migrated to the United States in July 1974. She attended Sacred Heart R.C School in Cambria Heights, Queens NY and then would later go on to attend Martin Van Buren HS.
She attended Lincoln University for one semester and then transferred to Pace University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1985. Upon graduation, she worked for Met Life insurance company and then decided to join the US Air Force in 1986. She served nine years active duty and then went to the reserves. She would travel from Orlando to the base in Tampa. On the two hour ride she strengthened her relationship with God by having many conversations with him which prepared her to face her challenges.
During those years she worked for Florida Hospital and embarked as a network technician.
She also became a Mary Kay Cosmetics Director. She officially retired from the U S Air Force after 27 years of service.
While on vacation prior to joining the service on a vacation to Trinidad; she met Charles Williams. They went on to marry in 1987 and in 1988 they were gifted with their beautiful daughter Aria.
Marcia was a very articulate, phenomenal and spiritual woman. Marcia was so maternal and loved all babies. She took care of all her nieces and nephews she counseled and mentored numerous friends and family who looked up to her. Marcia was inspiration to ALL whose lives she crossed paths with.
Marcia lived her life to the fullest she loved to travel; she enjoyed going to Trinidad and playing Mass with Charles. Marcia loved entertaining family and friends, however when it came to the cooking she left that to her sisters and her guests, especially Alecia.
Marcia’s greatest joy of her life was her two grandchildren Julez and Jillian. They were her motivation to fight for her life. She was strong, courageous and because of her faith she would say, “God got me.” She gave her family and friends the strength they needed on this journey with her. She was selfless; She would say, “I’m glad it’s me and not Charles or Aria”. She never once said “why me?”
Marcia was an outstanding wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was an outstanding human being!
Marcia was preceded in the death of her father, Rudolph Medford and her brother Michael. She leaves behind her husband Charles, Daughter Aria, Son-in-law Matt and her grandchildren Julez and Jillian. Her mother Vienna Medford, her siblings Keith, Kathleen, Ian, Andy and Marlon; her nephew Keith whom she would call her son including many other nephews and nieces too many to name. As well as many cousins, especially the Wests and the Richardson Family. Lots of God Children and many “best friends” too many to name.
By Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Heartfelt condolences to Charles and the entire family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Anderson, Michelle, Suraya & Naomi ByamLondon,
Marcia was the strongest woman I knew. I will miss her with all my heart. My family will continue to pray for the Williams and Medford family. We pray that our sweet strong beautiful memories of Marcia outweigh the sadness we all feel today.
Marsha ClementsMiramar, FL
MY SINCERE AND HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. MARCIA HAD A WONDERFUL PERSONALITY AND IT WAS A PLEASURE TO SERVE WITH HER IN THE US AIR FORCE RESERVE. MAY THE GOD OF COMFORT, COMFORT YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
ANNIE P. ANDERSON, COL,RET,ST. PETERSBURG, FL
To Mr. Charles and Family. I send our heartfelt sympathy & deepest condolences. May God give Peace that surpasses all understanding
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur BeckettApopka, FL
To the Medford family, Sorry for your loss,accept our sympathy, may she rest in peace, give Vena a Hug from us. Love
Rest In Peace Marcia. Condolences to your family ❤️
My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your loved one. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). May these promises from the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.
Marcia was a phenomenal woman. She bore her illness with a strength and dignity way beyond her years. You could not help to admire her. Eternal rest grant unto her. May God grant her family strength. Our deepest sympathy.
Kay BlakeTrinidad, FL
Rest In Peace Marcia, God Bless you
Earl GlosterValrico, FL
You were more than family, you were my sister arms. We shared the bond of serving in the military which made our conversations even more great! I am sad because Friday my son will go in the Air Force and I know you would have love to share that moment with us. I love you and will miss you. My prayers and condolences to the family.. RIP Marcia
therese crevierMcDonough, GA
Thank you for allowing so many to be blessed by and share wonderful memories of Marcia. Her kind spirit and joyful optimism was always refreshing and fun to be around. Maria's contribution to the unit was enoumous. We all deeply grieve with you, but also know we will see her in God's kingdom in heaven.
Robert D LundenTampa, FL
My deepest condolences
Rufus R AndersonSaint Petersburg, FL
Death is not the end, only a new beginning. Consider death a new birth into the heavenly bodies that await us when we transcend this earth. Be at peace Marcia and soar with the angels. Your brother. JLM
Jerrard MackRiverview, FL
May the PEACE of GOD be with you and family during this difficult time. You and Family are in my prayers.
Chief Elbert GardnerSt Petersburg, FL
Blessings to my sister. May you rest in peace. You'll be forever in my thoughts.
Joanne. Conliffe-BoyceBrooklyn, NY, FL
Accept my condolences. May you rest in peace. God bless
Joanne. Conliffe-BoyceBrooklyn, FL
Joanne. Conliffe-BoyceBrooklyn, FL
It is not the length of life, it is the life you lived...and you did that beautifully. R.I.P. Marci.
Lisle RichardsonBrooklyn, NY
May you Sleep Peacefully in Eternity. You fought the Battle and the Journey is over. No more Pain. Love You
Denise Durham JeffersBrooklyn, NY
RIP my darling cuz, rest now in the bossom of our Lord! Gone but never to be forgotten.
Cheryl CharlesQueens, NY
Sorry for your loss praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Janet JohnsonPulaski, VA
Sending love your family. You will
be missed greatly.
My heartfelt condolences to the family. Marcia was truly a special lady. I will remember her pleasant and kind demeanor but mostly her smile.
Virginia SamuelFern Park, FL