Margaret F. (Healis) Williams died on July 16. She was 99 and the oldest member of the Chappaquiddick Tribe of the Wampanoag Indian Nation.

She was born July 28, 1917 in Providence, R.I. and lived in North Providence most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Healis and Castelene (Holden) Healis.

Margaret attended Allendale Baptist Church in North Providence for over 50 years. She served as vice president of the Tawanka Circle Women’s Club of the church, where she was still a faithful and active member.

She created beautiful ceramic pieces and crocheted baby sets and lovely quilts. She also baked the best desserts for most of her family’s meals in her younger days.

She was a full time homemaker, providing a beautiful, nurturing environment for her children, whom she leaves to cherish her memory.

She was the wife of the late Raymond T. Williams for 42 years and the mother of the late Margaret (Peggy) G. Williams.

She is survived by her children Meredith McGoings and husband, Michael, Leota Varan, Aleatha Dickerson and her husband, Keith, Raymond (Trusty) Williams Jr., and Rosalyn Williams Washington and her husband, Lenny. Margaret, also known as Big Nana, leaves 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her brothers Ulysses, Herbert, Harold, and Walter and sisters Bessie, Edna, Mabel, Eleanor and Grace.

Visitation was held Thursday, July 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Robbins Funeral Home in North Providence, with a funeral service held Friday, July 21 at the funeral home.

Interment followed at North End Burial Ground in Providence. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Allendale Baptist Church, 545 Woonasquatucket Avenue, North Providence, R.I., 02911.