Susan E. McWilliams

March 11, 1948 - September 22, 2017

Susan Elizabeth McWilliams, 69, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1998, formerly of OH, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 in her home. She was born March 11, 1948 in Cleveland, OH to Fred and Marjorie Smith, now deceased.

Susan graduated from Bellevue High School in 1966 and Mercy School of Nursing in 1969. She married her high school sweetheart, Jim McWilliams, on October 24, 1970. Susan was a registered nurse and worked in various health care settings over her 45-year nursing career. Her last 15 years of her career was with Hope Hospice of Cape Coral. She was a beloved mother of two children and grandmother of four grandchildren. During her retirement, Susan was a very active volunteer with many organizations including Cape Coral Library, Lee County Parks & Recreation, Cape Coral Caring Center and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). Susan also enjoyed gardening, reading, the beach, traveling and thrift shopping, especially for her grandchildren. She was a caring, loving and giving person who touched many lives. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Jim McWilliams of Cape Coral; two loving children, Kelly J. McWilliams (Kelly) of Cape Coral and Libby Olive (Eric) also of Cape Coral; two brothers, Greg Smith (Sharon) of Fort Wayne, IN and Richard Smith (Christine) of Wellington, OH; as well as four grandchildren, Madeline, Emily, Trenton and Taylor.

A celebration of life honoring Susan Elizabeth McWilliams will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 11:00am at the Hospice House of Cape Coral located at 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Susan Elizabeth McWilliams are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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