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Marie Naomi Zeon-Williams

January 1, 1989 — October 8, 2022

Marie Naomi Zeon-Williams

Marie passed away on October 8, 2022. 

Funeral services have been planned for November 19th at 11 am at True Bible Baptist Church, 4101 Amherst. burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Garden Cemetery, 4802 N Ankeny Blvd. 

The Wake Keeping will be held at 7:30 pm at La Estrellita Event Center 2134 E Grand Avenue


Marie was born January 1, 1989 in Monrovia, Liberia West Africa to Solomon and Lucky Garkpee. She graduated from Harbel High School in Liberia before immigrating to the United States in 2006. 

Marie  fell in love with Rudolph Williams in Kentucky and they were soon married and began to build a life together. They moved to Des Moines and Marie found work at Firestone/Bridgestone. 

Marie was a worshiper at God's Big Family Church. Marie loved music and she loved singing in the choir. Marie also enjoyed boating, watching sports, travelling, dancing and dressing well.  She was a great cook, and everyone loved her Fufu.

Sadly, Marie left us on October 8, 2022. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Rudolph T Williams; her children, Rudolph R Williams, Perpetual D Williams, Lucky Zeon, Mike Zeon, Marie Zeon, Elisha Gbaweh and Rieuneul Gbaweh; her parents, Solomon Zeon and Lucky Garkpee; her siblings Success and Abraham Zeon; a grandchild, Alex Moor and a host of extended family and friends. 


She was a serious, disciplined and hardworking WOMAN

SUNRISE January 1, 1989 SUNSET October 8, 2022

The late Marie was born unto the union of Mr. & Mrs. Solomon G. Zeon Jr. on January 1, 1989 in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. However, the late Marie was born in the African Gospel League’s Church where her parents hailed. When she grew up to a certain age, she got baptized and accepted the Lord Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior in the same church.

Marie began her primary education at the World Wide Mission School in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. In order for her to pursue higher education, she later moved to Harbel/Firestone where she stayed and completed high school.

During the Liberian civil war, Marie later moved to Accra, Ghana where her father, Mr. Solomon G. Zeon Jr. filed for her to travel to the United States of America. 

During her stay in the U.S, she met her darling husband, Mr. Rudolph T. Williams, and they were soon married. This union was blessed with eleven (11) children and a grandson: Henrietta, Marie, Trafena, Mike, Lucky, Elisha, Rienuel, Rogeta, Ralph, Rudolph, and Perpetual Williams.

Marie leaves to mourn her absence, a darling husband, Mr. Rudolph T. Williams; mother, Judy Zeon; step mothers, Watta Williams, Lucky Garkpee; her children, brothers, sisters, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives in Liberia and around the world. Well Judy, our beloved sister, “our Mom” as you were affectionately called by us; we say words are inadequate for us to express how deeply we will miss you mama.

In such a time like this, it is difficult to accept the passage of scripture that says, “the Lord gives and takes away.” We love you Judy, but God loves you the best. We say, may your soul rest in perfect peace and God’s light perpetually shine on you.

Fare well!!!!!! Sister we love you !!!!!

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Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

Wake Keeping on Friday at 7:30pm at La Estralitta Event Center 2134 E Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA

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