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Rosella Marie (Ropchock) Williams

August 17, 1936 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Rosella Williams Obituary

ROSELLA “ZELL” MARIE WILLIAMS, age 87 of Shelby, Alabama went to be with the Lord on February 3, 2024. She was born in Cambria County, Pennsylvania on August 17, 1936.

She was a graduate of Barnesboro High School in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania. After graduation, she moved to Washington D.C., where she met her future husband, Jackie “Jack” Ray Williams of Siluria, Alabama, who was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base. They were married at Fountain Memorial Baptist Church in Washington D.C. on October 31, 1956. She moved to Siluria, Alabama and lived there while Jack was on active duty with the United States Air Force in Korea.

Zell was a self-employed business-owner for most her adult life. She, along with her husband, owned several businesses in Alabaster, AL. She did not fully retire until March 2020.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Alabaster in Alabaster, AL where she served in various capacities for her Sunday School class over the years.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Jackie Ray Williams; Daughter, Teresa (Greg) Durrett; Grandson, Brent (Julie) Durrett; Granddaughter, Anna (Jonathan) White; and Great Granddaughter, Charlotte Durrett; Sisters, Veronica Ouellette of Ottawa, Kansas and Margaret Clayton of Sandusky, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by: Parents: John and Theresa Sebastian Ropchock; Brothers, John Ropchock, Thomas Ropchock, and Leonard Ropchock; and Sisters, Jean Ropchock Dimmick, and Catherine Ropchock.

A final committal service will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 1:15 pm at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Zell’s memory to First Baptist Church of Alabaster at 903 3rd Avenue NW, Alabaster, AL 35007.

Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison Memorial Funeral Home in Clanton, AL.

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February 12, 2024

1:15 PM
Alabama Alabama National Cemetery
3133 Al Hwy 119
Montevallo, AL 35115


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