Georgita A. Williams (nee Appolonus), of St. Charles, MO, passed away Monday, November 27, 2023, at the age of 92. Loving wife of the late John Williams; beloved daughter of the late Gustave and Genevieve Appolonus; devoted mother of Bernard Claveau and Elaine Irving; dear sister of Claudine Boitelet; loving grandmother of Alexia Claveau, Jimi Irving, and John Irving; granddaughter-in-law of Toni; treasured great-grandmother of Maracella Irving, Nico Schuchman, and Nina Schuchman; and Great-Great Grandmother of Acelen Aguirre. Georgita is also preceded in death by her siblings Leonard Appolonus, Gustave Appolonus, Armand Appolonus, Christiane Guignon, and Yvette Fouche.
To her loved ones she was mom and grandma (bama), and mimi. A family she treasured throughout the years. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Always there when she was needed as well as when not. She made sure she was included in everything – nothing could slip her eye and she never forgot. She had a memory that many of us would love to have. She remembered things that you wish she would have forgotten because believe me she would bring those things up when the least expected. Sha adored her great-grand-daughter Maracella. She was here to see Mara grow to be a bright young lady. Her last great joy was her great-great-grandson. He would bring toys to the couch for them to play with. He loved her as much as she loved him. He would give her big hugs and slobber kisses.
She had a love for flowers. Every year she would plant a variety of flowers in pots for the deck and front of the house. When things got difficult, she planted enough or the deck. This pass summer she did her planting but did not have a real chance to enjoy them since it was difficult for her to get outside. Each day she would ask if I watered her plants.
Her other love was for animals. She had her 2 cats – Charlie and Midnight. The other cat mainly stayed with Nico – Hannah. The 2 cats slept with her and knew that before bedtime they would get a treat and again in the morning. A task that I have to continue. They still sleep in her bed. Lucie is the dog. We didn’t have a dog for almost 2 years but she wanted a dog. She told me so many times how much she missed having a dog. I did not want a dog, but I caved in. Nina brought Lucie home and she stayed in her forever home. Throughout the years there have been many dogs and cats in our home.
To her friends she was Gina. Who have known her for more years than can be counted, some in excess of 30 years. She saw the children grow up to be fine young men and women. She could be counted on when expected every two weeks, like clockwork. Others on luncheon dates and/or outings. To help her through all of this was our friend Linda who was there sometimes 2 or 3 times a week. Linda lived across the street. They had their coffee and various conversations about anything that may have come to mind. Sometimes in the evening they would go to McDonald’s for a mocha and talk for a couple of hours. Every night they would call each other to say goodnight but that may have taken 15-30 minutes of conversation. Also, every night she would get a phone call from John. He would not miss a night. Something he dearly misses.
It’s never goodbye – it’s until we meet again.