2009-05-22 / Obits

Melissa Irene Williams

Counselor

Melissa Irene Williams, 28, a lifetime Rockaway resident, died April 25.

Williams was born in Far Rockaway on April 19, 1981, worked as a counselor at A.H.R.C. Birchwood House and was a parishioner of St. John's Baptist Church.

Williams is preceded in death by her grandmother, Irene; great-grandmother, Rachel and uncle, Martin.

She is survived by her daughter, Qua'Nae; parents, Dornita and Billy; Anne and Roy; sisters, Kenya, Natarsha and Billesha; brothers, Billy Jr., Justin and Darryl; niece, Anye; father of her daughter, Antoine Harrison; grandfather, Tillman Dickerson; grandparents, Catherine and Nathan Darby; goddaughters, Laychelle, Geneva and Niayah; godsisters, Damiyah, Destiny, Shannon, Dominique and Maria; aunts, Dorothy, Kenya, Cathy, Lutrenda, Irene, Marilyn, Gwendolyn, Jessie, Yvonnie and Lillian; uncles, George, Tillman Jr, Edgar, Allen, Cyrus, Phil, Anthony, Johnnie, Ralph and Charles; greataunts, Ceclia, Azalea, Bessie Mae, Lil Rachel, Dosie, Emma, Mary, Latrell; great-great aunts, Anna Mae Scott and Janie Ramsey; adopted godmother, Margaret Davis; best friends, Jenine, Myria, Alex, Ja'Vona, Martha, Tima, Sabrina, Katrina, LaTora, Miss Terri, Nita, Larneice, Roby, Lenzie, Troy, Binky, Apple, and the entire A.H.R.C family at The Birchwood House; best cousins, Rashawn, Nicky and Count, and a host of cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to St. John's Baptist Church, Arverne. Interment was at Forest Park Cemetery, Morganville, New Jersey.

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