Shelita Williams, born July 16,1957 in Blount County, TN to the late Alfred James and Betty Jane White Williams, was called to her legendary heavenly home on Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 2:47 pm. Known to everyone as “Boogaloo,” she attended Rule High School and was the mother of four “beautiful” children, Shawn, Lakieshia, Kenyattia and Michael.
Just to give insight on how she became “The Legendary Boogaloo”; she loved to party and made sure she was the life of her party, your party or anyone’s party! Boogaloo was always combing her pretty soft hair to the front of her face and standing with her hands on her hip like a movie star. She really was a “STAR” in her own right. Boogaloo traveled in style all over Knoxville in her Cadillac and Rolls Royce (her two feet - LOL).
She was the meanest yet the sweetest person you could ever meet. She couldn’t visit anyone’s house without “giving a hand” to clean up or help in anyway needed. Always giving honor to her Lord Savior, she never went to bed or woke without giving God all the glory. She thanked God for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whom were her “E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.”
She was a member of Overcoming Believers Church.
Preceded in death by her father; brothers, Homer Lee, Hasten, James and sister, Evornica.
Survived by her "beautiful" children: Shawn "Moses" Williams ( Mashaune), Lakieshia Edwards( Roman), Kenyattia and Michael Williams; grandchildren, Michael Jr., Quaysean, Shonya, ProShawn, Quashawna,Nashaune. Da-Jàun, Mario, Roman, Keishun, AuńTrecee, Mercy; great grandchildren, Quaysean Jr., Keevi, Khia, K’ani. Lyric, Da-Jàun Jr. Jovon, Khalil (Leelee); loving mother, Betty Jane; "her baby", twin sister, Denita (Sam); sisters, Rosa Mae, Betty Jean and Kim (James) Dallie; brothers, Harvey (Karen) and Kent (Fenisha); a host of other family and friends to include her Oklahoma family and special friends, Pooloo, Dre Moore, Brenda Maxwell and Ester Franklin.
Sunday, October 13, 2019, the family will gather from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m with a Celebration of Life service to follow at Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, TN 37915. Reverend Daryl W. Arnold officiating. The interment will be Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at New Gray Cemetery where a white dove release will conclude the service. All expressions of love may be delivered to 2104 Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917 on Friday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com
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