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“Truly sorry to hear of the loss of Ms. Williams. May the words of Rev 21:3.4 be of comfort to family and friends. ... God himself will be with...Read More »
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The Obituary YVONNE WILLIAMS was the third child of the late John and Esther Greene. She was born on March 30, 1955, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Yvonne was very spirit filled and accepted Jesus as her personal savior early in life. Her relationship with Christ sustained her through health challenges she faced. She was fearless. Her faith never wavered. She would say often, "I am alright with God whichever way things go it is fine with me." Yvonne had favor with God and experienced some outstanding miracles. She was educated in the Philadelphia Archdiocese of Parochial Schools. Yvonne graduated from the city of Philadelphia Correctional Officers Academy. She served as a "fine and thorough" officer for twenty-three years. Another statement about her reads, "C/O Williams wore many hats in the hospital unit (special passion - hospice care) and her presence there commanded the respect of officers abroad the PPS (Philadelphia Prison System)". She retired honorably in 2007. She made several friendships that remain solid. Yvonne had correctional officer friends that were by her side until the end. Yvonne married her high school sweetheart, Tyrone Williams, affectionately known as Chuck, who preceded her in death. Tyrone and Yvonne were blessed with four children, Kea, Lacy, Tara (preceded her in death) and Tyrone. She was very important in the lives of nieces, nephews, cousins and many other children and young adults. Loved by her devoted Paxon Street neighbors, Yvonne was a constant source of fellowship, strength, and fun. Her friends she had made on the block were faithful in assisting with her care. They were thoughtful and dutiful Yvonne enjoyed music and dancing. Every year she helped plan and participated fully in the Paxon Street Block Party. Yvonne took pride in her delicious cooking and in entertaining at her home. She made the best macaroni and cheese and string beans in the world! She traveled frequently and sailed to numerous islands. Yvonne had a very outgoing vibrant personality and was known for her signature red lipstick. Yvonne was a faithful member of the Missionary Society of St. Francis of Assisi and worked diligently at "The House" A Place of Sacred Christian Worship in the Children's Ministry. She gave to her favorite charity, the United Negro College Fund. She departed this life peacefully on March 14, 2015 with her loving children and family members at her side. Yvonne was preceded in death by her sister, Carol Phillips. She leaves to cherish her memories: three children, Kea, Lacy and Tyrone; one son-in-law, Larry; eight grandchildren, Lea, Briana, Larry III, Siani, Sierra, Mylachi, Zion and Madison; one great-granddaughter, Kaela; two sisters, Lynn Huff and Arlene Greene; five sisters-in-law, Carol, Gwendolyn, Evelyn, Margaret and Barbara; three brothers-in-law, Ronnie, Sam and Milton; two great aunts, Mary Smith and Pearletta Steward; one great uncle, Raymond Smith; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Lovingly submitted, The Family

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