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Virginia Williams, Mother Of Former D.C. Mayor, Passes Away

Virginia Williams, the mother of former D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, has died after a brief illness, her son says.

Anthony Williams says his mother died Thursday in Los Angeles after a brief illness. She was 87.

Virginia Williams became known as first mother of the district during her son's two terms from 1999 to 2007. Anthony Williams said his mother had a huge impact on Washington.

“My mother was a great joy in my life, and she had a huge impact on the District,“ said Williams. “She was an incomparable performer on stage, but her real performance was in service to the children and the families of our city."

A memorial service is being planned for later this year.


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