April Alane Williams
Names of parents: Gloria Jean Gosney and Thomas Garrett
Marriage(s): Married and Divorced Anthony A Williams
Education: Savanna HS, Fullerton JC, Orange Coast
Employment: Disneyland Utility for 14 yrs, Primerica Financial Services
Military service: 22 years in Air Force (planned and scheduled missions)
Places of residence: Okinawa, Japan; Anaheim, California; Seattle, Washington
Loved watching movies and plays with her daughter, traveling, softball, bungee jumping, comedy shows, new experiences and anything that made her feel alive.
Member of the NAACP she was a very strong voice in the black community. Always educating everyone on Juneteenth, the Civil Rights Movement, and ways to better the community. She believed in peace and love supporting communities such as LGBTQ+, Black/Brown, Muslim, etc.
Achievements: Performed in the Olympics with her High School Drill Team, Was in an R&B group that was famous in Japan, Brown belt in Taekwondo, Life Insurance Licensed, Got into prestigious medical program but turned it down to focus on starting a business.
Unusual attributes, humor, other stories: She had the type of personality that could make anyone feel happy and seen; even strangers. She brought light into every room she entered. Back in the day her personality was so addictive (to men especially) her friends called her Angel Dust.
Survived by (and place of residence):
Children: Alisha A Williams
Siblings: Mickey Wilson
Jackie Robinson, Malaysia Phillips, Joyce Robinson, Jaelyn Robinson
Day, date, time, place : November 18, 2020; 2:30; Chapel of Orange
Pastor Drue Boles
Reception information if applicable: November 18, 2020; 4:30pm; The Women's Club Orange
Thank you to everyone who shared a love for my mom
Three words that sum up the life : Joyful, Captivating, Heartening
Soulmate by Alisha Williams
Despite some fairy tales and love stories entertaining the idea of everyone having a soulmate, there have been many debates on if soulmates even exist. It raises questions such as can you have more than one? Will you know who it is once you find them? However, I think it really depends on how you define the word. Personally, I believe a soulmate is someone you look forward to seeing everyday. You feel your truest self when you are with them because there is no judgement. When something exciting happens they are the first person you want to tell. They are the first person you want to call when you have to vent and go on a long rant. When you go through hardships you go through them together, arm in arm fighting to make it through the storm because their pains are yours as well. You are a unit, one and the same. Your soulmate is an extension of you, so when they are gone too long it feels like a piece of you is missing. Weirdly enough you can physically feel the ache from their absence. This special person is someone you can laugh all day with, you can wipe each other’s tears, and work to make each other better. This person is your heart and home and no one makes you feel more safe and understood. If you’re really advanced you can communicate without words and know what each other are thinking. I know soulmates are real because I’m blessed enough to have experienced that love. Not in the fairy tale way with a handsome Prince and Fairy Godmother. No, I met my soulmate when I was born, and that ache I feel now that she is gone is my bittersweet confirmation.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of April Alane Wilson Williams, please visit our floral store.