Delores Ann Williams (Biwashikwe), 77, of Watersmeet, MI peacefully started her journey with her family beside her in the physical world on May 21, 2023 at Villa Maria Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, WI.
She was born on February 27, 1946 in Watersmeet, MI, daughter of the late Joe & Jessie (McGeshick) Pete. Delores is survived by her children James (Toni) Williams, Jr., Jeanie Williams, Vickie Williams and Kenneth Pete, siblings Gary Pete, Joe Pete, Jr. and Sharon Pete.
Delores adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Ashley Pete, Joseph Pete, James Williams III (Theodore,Leon Williams), Darren Williams (Royce Williams), Reighn McGeshick (Kenneth, Benny, Remmy McGeshick), Storm McGeshick (Nind’e, Mookam Barrett), Tori McGeshick (Jeremiah Jr., Mahalia Solis), Kayne Williams, Justice Lemery, Trysta Lillian Williams, Garrett Williams, Laynee Williams, Edmond Williams, Faith Ward, Maddysun White and Jaxsun White.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Lilly Williams and siblings Arleen Schenk & Joyce Pfister.
Delores spent her career dedicated to the betterment of her LVD community. She played vital roles in her community serving as Lac Vieux Desert HR Director, Behavioral Health Director as well as serving on the Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Council.
Delores was inspirationally selfless, generous, and long-suffering. She always put others first. She was known to her family for her witty humor and delicious food, flavored with so much love. Delores enjoyed spending time with siblings, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Despite her hardships and injustices Delores faced throughout her life, her resilience, strength, and bravery will continue to inspire us.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff of the Villa Maria and hospice for the extraordinary care given to Delores and their generous hospitality to the family members. A special thank you to all of those who have helped Delores on her journey.
Visitation services were held at the Cane Funeral Home-Bruce Crossing Chapel on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 4 to 6 Central Time. Friends and Family are also invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering and Feast on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 @10:00AM Central Time at the LVD Recreation Center (E23975 Pow Wow Trail, Watersmeet, MI 49968).
Delores will be buried next to her daughter Lilly after the services on Wednesday in the Watersmeet Cemetery.
The Cane Funeral Home-Bruce Crossing Chapel is assisting the family.
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