March 18, 1941 – July 20, 2013
Shellerie Williams was born on March 18, 1941, in Los Angeles, California to McKinney Jones and Bernice Dixon Jones. She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her daughter Wendy Williams, her brother Harold Johnson, her father-in-law Earnest Williams, and 11 aunts and uncles.
Shellerie accepted Christ at an early age. She graduated from Manuel Arts High School and received her Associates Degree from El Camino Community College.
Shellerie met her husband Earl while he was driving his 1958 Chevy Impala around Manuel Arts High School. Earl picked up the Love of his Life. He thinks Shellerie really fell in love with the car, and the rest is history. They were united in marriage in 1963 and to this union their daughter Wendy was born.
Shellerie worked for over 30 years with Pacific Bell, which later became AT&T. She was enjoying her retirement with special time spent with her loving husband.
In July 1972, Shellerie and Earl had a vision to start their own business, named “The Cover Girl”. After the devastation of a mudslide, the Cover Girl was renovated and renamed to “Metroplex”. The name was later changed again as it was inspired by a reflection of her beauty called “The Crystal Rose”. The Crystal Rose, a Banquet Facility that accommodates, Birthdays, Wedding Receptions, Anniversaries, and Repasts as a way of Celebrating Life.
Shellerie had a very generous heart as she was always willing to help family and friends, and made contributions to the community. She enjoyed participating in various civic activities, gourmet cooking, gardening, entertaining, traveling, reading, sewing, and antiquing. Shellerie also loved her dog Spot, and enjoyed going to casinos, playing slot machines, Black Jack 21, and most of all, traveling the world with her good friends Marlene and Chuck Williams.
Shellerie will be lovingly remembered by her affectionate smile, laughter, and she will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. The very essence of that love will remain constant in the hearts and minds of those she leaves behind, which includes her loving husband of 50 years, Earl Williams, mother-in-law Bernice Brackens Williams, three beautiful nieces, Sharyl Johnson, Tammy Revis, and Twyla Johnson, seven great nephews, one great niece, and a host of family and friends.
July 20, 2013 • 10:00am
Reverend Ticey M. Brown
My condolences Earl. I know it has been some years and I've been wanting to come by to visit you again. You have taught me a lot in the short time I stayed at Wendy's. Again my condolences and know you are in my prayers.