Lonnie McWilliams, 74, departed this life suddenly on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Monongahela Valley Hospital, Monongahela, PA. Born on May 27, 1943, to the late Oscar and Mildred McWilliams, Lonnie was one of 12 children. Preceding him in death were his devoted companion, Steve Yelletz; brothers: Shelby, Edward (Sonny), Earl, Clark, and Oscar Eugene (Junie) McWilliams, as well as sisters: Magdeline Matthews and Juanita Square.
A life-long resident of Monessen, Lonnie graduated from Monessen High School in 1962.
He was employed at Mayview State Hospital, where he cared for the elderly. Lonnie was such a caring person. He was hospitable, lovable and very friendly and would give you the shirt off his back. When you went to his house, you knew he would he would be in the kitchen cooking up something good for friends and visitors. You would not leave his house hungry, and he was a good cook.
Lonnie is survived by brothers, Eugene (Geno) McWilliams of Romney, West Virginia; Allen McWilliams of New York; sisters, Lorraine Millner of New York; Cheryl (Maurice) Wade of Belle Vernon, PA, and sister-in-law, Betty McWilliams; a host of nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
Friends will be received Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 10:00 until 11:00 am at Whole Truth C.O.G.I.C 1004 McKean Ave. Donora, Pa. 15033. where the Homegoing Service will begin at 11:00. am.
I’d like the memory of me
To be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an after glow
Of smiles when life is done,
I’d like to leave an echo
Whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing
Times and bright and summer days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
To dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done.