Celestine Crews, Michael Williams
Celestine Crews and Michael Allyn Williams were married June 7 at Garde East, an events space in Tisbury, Mass. Steven A. Lopes officiated, with his wife, Valerie J. Lopes, taking part; both are Salvation Army ministers.
The bride, 52, is an information technology supervisor for Apple who works remotely from her home in West Orange, N.J. She is also an actress who appeared films like “Footsteps in the Rough,” “Deadline” and “Vacant” a short science fiction film that is to be released this month on the USA Network. The bride also served active duty in the Marines from 1995 to 1999, and was last stationed in Okinawa, Japan, having achieved the rank of corporal. She later served with the Marine Corps Reserves from 1999 to 2003 before spending the next two years as a member of the National Guard at the Westfield National Guard Armory in Westfield, N.J. She graduated from Rutgers.
She is the daughter of Marion Loretta Crews of East Orange, N.J., and the late John Earl Crews. The bride’s mother retired as a teacher for the Arc, a school for mentally challenged students in Irvington, N.J. The bride’s father was an electrical project manager at the Passaic Valley Commission in Newark. He was also a deacon at the Mount Zion Baptist Church there.
The groom, 60, is an independent senior software quality assurance engineer based in Plymouth, Mass. He graduated from Northeastern.
He is the son of the late Martha Mary Williams and the late Walter Edward Williams, who lived in Boston. The groom’s mother was a Boston-based nuclear dosimetry reader at nuclear power plants across the country. His father was a computer operator with the Sheraton Corporation of America in Boston.
The groom’s first marriage ended in divorce.
The couple met at a birthday party in October 2017 in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha’s Vineyard.
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