Shirley Williams, 64

Lighting designer

August 06, 2007

Shirley Hanbury Williams, a lighting designer, died of a heart attack Tuesday at her Clarksville farm. She was 64.

Born Shirley Virginia Hanbury in Portsmouth, Va., she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School.

She earned a bachelor's degree from Westhampton College, now the University of Richmond.

Mrs. Williams became a lighting designer and created illumination plans for residential customers for 20 years. At her death, she worked at Atlantic Electric Supply Corp. in Washington.

Before moving to Maryland in 1997, she lived in Arlington, Va. where she raised her two daughters.

She was active in the Junior League of Northern Virginia, a volunteer for Arlington County Hotline, a docent at Arlington House/Custis-Lee Mansion and a member of Cherrydale United Methodist Church.

Services were held Friday in Glenwood.

Survivors include her husband of 10 years, Robert B. Williams, an Ellicott City attorney; two daughters, Laura Elizabeth Daniel Brock of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ann Meade Daniel of Baltimore; a sister, Ann Hanbury Callis of Virginia Beach; two stepdaughters and a stepson, Vivica Linden Williams, Elin Joan Williams, and Barnsley Crane Williams, all of whom live on the Clarksville farm; two grandsons; and two step-grandchildren.

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