Margaret (Click) Williams

Born: Sat., Feb. 15, 1930
Died: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017


Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
Location: Gregg Museum in Raleigh


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Margaret Click Williams, 87, passed away at her home, Clarendon Hall in Yanceyville, NC on Thursday, December 28, 2017.
    Margaret was born to James Harold Click and Esther Eads Click in Mt. Airy, NC on February 15, 1930. An interest in art led her to receive a BFA from Woman’s College ( UNC-G), an MFA from UNC and a PhD from NCSU. Margaret’s career began as director of the Fine Arts and Crafts program at NC State University. She became an art professor, then chairperson of the art department at St. Mary’s College, Raleigh from 1956-87.  While at St. Mary’s, Margaret worked and studied in Holland and England and was Committee Chairman of Cooperating Raleigh Colleges. One-man shows of her artwork included Elliot Hall Gallery, Greensboro and Little Art Gallery, Raleigh. Interests in the arts led Margaret to serve on the boards of Raleigh Civic Music and Raleigh Chamber Music Guild and she was a member of Raleigh Fine Arts Society since 1967.
   Margaret was married to Benjamin Forrest Williams in 1955. They enjoyed many trips abroad together. While living in Raleigh, their shared love of architecture and nature led them to restore a cabin in Alleghany Co. and Clarendon Hall, their beloved home in Yanceyville. Margaret’s other interests included gardening, hiking and conservation.
   She was preceded in death by her husband Ben, a month earlier, after a marriage of 62 years. Her parents and a sister, Betsy Gallacher, also predeceased Margaret. Survivors include her sister Ruth Click Rosenstein and several nieces and nephews.
   A celebration of the lives of Margaret and Ben, for family and friends, will be held in Raleigh at the Gregg Museum on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 3:00. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution, in memory of Margaret Williams, to either St. Mary’s School, 900 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC or the Thomas Day House, Main Street, Milton, NC 27305.
      

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