Mrs. Lee Cracraft Williams of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Camden, South Carolina, died peacefully on March 6, 2012. She was eighty-one years old.
Born Edna Lee Mann on October 15, 1930 in Louisville, Kentucky to John James Mann and Edna Ridge Mann, she was raised in Louisville where she graduated from Mercy Academy, attended Bellarmine College, and worked at local radio/ television station WHAS.
In April of 1955, she married George Alfred Cracraft of Louisville, an engineer with DuPont, with whom she had two sons. The family traveled with DuPont, living in Michigan, Delaware, Ireland and Japan before returning to Louisville, where she was widowed in 1965.
In March of 1969, she married Paul Jarrott Williams of Flushing, New York, also an engineer with DuPont. The family moved to Camden where her third son was born. An avid golf, tennis and bridge player, she was a member of Camden Country Club and various social organizations. Lee was also an active parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The couple moved to the Somerby retirement community in Mount Pleasant in late 2010. She was widowed in February of 2011.
She is survived by sons George Todd (Margaret “Molly”) Cracraft of Camden, Scott Anthony (Janet) Cracraft of Mount Pleasant, and Guy Jarrott Williams of Los Angeles; grandchildren Katherine Lee “Katie,” William Paul “Billy,” and Michael Trantham Cracraft of Camden, Scott Anthony, Jr. “Chip” and Kellee Ann Cracraft of Mount Pleasant; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers John “Jack” Mann, Jr. of Denver, Colorado; Gerald Mann of Louisville; sister Mildred Mann Kastelhun of Louisville; and her husbands.
A visitation will be held at Kornegay Funeral Home’s Camden Chapel on Thursday, March 15th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Burial services will be held in her “Old Kentucky Home” at Calvary Cemetery in Louisville at a future date.
In recognition of her forty years as a breast cancer survivor, memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure organization, or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America which provides care and services for individuals confronting a variety of types of dementia. The family would like to extend their thanks to the caregivers at Somerby.