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Mary Joann Davis Rainier Williams, 79, of Mathews passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin. She loved her high school years where she was Homecoming and May Queen and a cheerleader. She worked as a waitress at Sutton’s Restaurant for many years and was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Bohannon.

She was predeceased by her mother and stepfather, Mary and Stanley Oliver; her father and stepmother, Howard and Margaret Davis, and her special nephew, Richard Pritchett.

Joann is survived by her children, Linda Odham, Robert Rainier Jr., Lawrence Rainier and Cindy Smith (Lee); six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Vaughan (Ronnie); brother, Bobby Davis (Barbara), as well as many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Family received friends at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, on Sunday, Dec. 11. A funeral service was held on Monday, Dec. 12, at Emmanuel UMC. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Richard Pritchett Memorial Fund, Chesapeake Bank, Mathews, Va. 23109 or to the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 723, Mathews, Va. 23109 or to the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1130, Mathews, Va. 23109.