October 9, 1968 ~ July 14, 2020

Born in: White Plains, NY
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Tonya Foulisa Williams (Lawrenceville, Georgia), who passed away on July 14, 2020, at the age of 51, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends are welcome to send flowers or leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 24th 2020 at 11:00 AM and at 1:00 PM at the Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel (1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046). A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 24th 2020 at 1:00 PM at the same location.

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Legacy of Life

Tonya Foulisa Williams of Lawrenceville, Georgia was born in White Plains, New York on October 9, 1968 to Sylvia Williams Hill. She received her education within the Greenburgh Central 7 School District and graduated from Woodlands High School in 1986.

Over the years, she acquired additional education as she studied at
Olive Harvey College and DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Tonya also studied cosmetology at Carey’s Beauty College of Georgia and Westchester Beauty School in Mount Vernon, NY.

Tonya was employed as an Assistant Installation Manager for Home Depot Corporation in Marietta, GA forten years. She was also employed at Avon Products, Inc. for seven years where she held various positions including Product Information Training Supervisor.

She was beloved by all of her family and friends, and enjoyed cooking, traveling and event planning. She also loved fashion and was known for her unique style.

Tonya accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and became a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Duluth, GA.

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, God called her to her heavenly home. Tonya was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Tonya was preceded in death by her Grandparents Annie Williams Chisolm and Leroy Williams, Aunt Margie Williams and Uncles George and Frankie Williams and Bennie Perry. She leaves to cherish her memory, her Mother Sylvia Williams Hill and Step-Father Cal Hill of GA, three Sisters, Afrika Bush, Haitia Bush and Tanisha Bush of GA, Aunts:Carolyn Hood, Ruth Beechum (Ora)Ethel Williams, (Billy) of NY, and Joyce Benton of GA, and Uncle Leroy Williams (Betty) of GA, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Acknowledgements

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the outpouring of love shown to our family during this time of bereavement. We have sustained a great loss but your kindness and prayers have been most comforting to us.
Thank you!

Though her smile is gone forever
and her hand I cannot touch
I still have so many memories
Of the one I loved so much.
Her memory is now my keepsake
Which with I’ll never part.
God has her in his keeping
I have her in my heart.
Sadly missed but never forgotten.

Pallbearers
Stephen Giddings
Christopher Wells
James Robinson
Maurice Hadley
Raheem Melvin
Carsell Johnson

Services

Visitation: July 24, 2020 11:00 am - July 24, 2020 1:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046

770-277-4550

Funeral Service: July 24, 2020 1:00 pm - July 24, 2020 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046

770-277-4550

Gwinnett Memorial Park
925 US Highway 29 S
Lawrenceville, AG 30046

770-962-7630
www.gwinnettcemetery.com/

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  1. CandleImageMy condolences to the Williams family. I will truly miss Tonya she was a blessing in my life. May she rest in peace a true angel.

  2. Sincere condolences to the family and friends. Tonya was always a positive and joyful person to be around. I will truly miss her. May she sleep in heavenly peace.❤️🙏🏿❤️🙏🏿❤️

  3. Heartfelt condolences to the family. Tonya was truly a beautiful person and I will truly miss her. Sleep in heavenly peace Queen.

  4. My condolences to the family. I am so sorry for you loss and will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Tonya was a smart and hardworking person. She genuinely loved all of her family. Continue to hold on and to cherish all of the happy memories. (Revelations 21, 3, 4)

    Nikka Henderson ( Co-worker)

  5. My sincere condolences to the Williams family . Tonya was a wonderful person who I always greeted in the mornings coming in to work. She was my stay late buddy who I had small talks with . Tonya and I always found a time to laugh. I can say one thing is that she loved her family. She is truly missed by me ,Rest in peace Angel

  6. Sending heartfelt condolences to her mother Sylvia and family. Tonya was a good IBPOEW PGDR and will be greatly missed by all that knew her, praying that the good Lord wraps his loving arms around her mother and family and gives them comfort during their time of grief!

  7. To Sylvia and the WILLIAMS Family my deepest condolences Tonya had a ❤️❤️ so pure and always there as a friend she will be truly missed 🙏🙏🙏🙏that God wrap is arms around the whole family
    Love you all Pam & Ebony

  8. Sylvia you are in our thoughts and prayers !! Tonya you will be missed. If the yellow house could talk lol. So many good times and memories.
    Love You

    • CandleImageSylvia, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You have a angel in heaven now.. Tonya was an amazing person and everyone will miss her. Sending my condolences!!

  9. My Sincere Condolences Family💖. I pray Comfort & Peace at this most difficult time. Until we see each other again Sleep in Heavenly Peace Queen🌹

  10. CandleImageTonya was such a beautiful person inside and out! You have our deepest condolences and prayers.

  11. CandleImageim gonna miss you so much Tanya so many beautiful memories love you always tonsya(ONE) OUR PERSONAL JOKE that will always make me smile and think of you

  12. CandleImagePraying for my family ! May God wrap his loving arms around cousin Sylvia 🙏….Tonya you will truly be missed ! Get your rest cousin ❤️

  13. CandleImageSuch a Beautiful person; such a beautiful soul. So full of life and light. You will be missed dearly. Rip. Roni & Mister.

  14. 1 Thessalonians 4: 13, 14

    Moreover, brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant* about those who are sleeping in death,+ so that you may not sorrow as the rest do who have no hope.+ 14 For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again,+ so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus.+

  15. CandleImageMy heart goes out to the Williams family. May God carry you through this difficult time. Roni & Mister. Love and thinking of you guys. Tonya will be deeply missed.

  16. CandleImageTonya-
    I thank God for putting you in my life’s path. You were a ray of sunshine that cascaded through our office everyday.
    Your commitment to your faith comforts me today as I know where you are and who you are with.
    Rest In Peace Sweet Friend

  17. CandleImageTo Ms Sylvia & the Williams Family:

    My condolences to you, Tonya was a great Friend we became friends in the IBPOE from White Plains to New Rochelle. We had some great times we shared laughter and stories. I will truly miss her!

  18. CandleImageThis still seems unreal 🥺 I’m going to miss you you were one of my favorite older cousins and I know your in peace now and that’s all that matters I love you may you shine your light down on this family💙 Love You Tanya forever

  19. CandleImagePrayers to the family, Tonya will be missed… no one here to keep us all in line. Tonya was a special person.

  20. CandleImageDiva you will 4ever be embedded into my heart. To the Williams family, may God keep yall on this day. Wendy Thomas and family

  21. CandleImageDiva you will 4ever be embedded into my heart. To the Williams family, may God keep yall on this day. Rest easy Tonya…… Wendy Thomas and family

  22. I’m in such disbelief, heartbroken, basically done. Heart ❤️ is heavy for Sylvia and the rest of the family Tonya love ❤️ you always Stay heavenly bless up always One Love ❤️. Sleep Peacefully Angel👸🏼🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    • CandleImageMy deepest condolences to Sylvia and the family. I’m so sorry for your loss 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  23. CandleImageMay GOD bless you and your family through these trying times. Words can’t express how deeply saddened we are. You guys are family, and we truly will miss Tonya, and share your pain. Love you guys.

  24. CandleImageTanya was a childhood friend.. from Greenburgh New York. She will be missed. By me and so many friends we grew up with..S I P..

  25. CandleImageSylvia and the Williams family,
    There really are no words to express how this has affected so many. I pray for your comfort and peace in the days ahead. Tonya will be missed.
    “Diva” Sleep In Peace.

  26. CandleImageTo the original DIVA, you will be truly missed Tanya, my condolences and my love to your family and friends and may you SIP ❤ you will always be my QUEEN!..Thank you for everything

  27. Sylvia and the entire family. Please accept my deepest condolences in your time of bereavement RIP Tonya💔💋🙏🏾 Love y’all

  28. My sincere condolences to the William’s Family..Her Love made you’ll Happy..
    May you treasure those memories..
    Her lasting beauty will bring comfort to your soul forever.
    Rest In Paradise. Diva T ❤

  29. CandleImageMay the God we serve be with the family, our prayers are for grace and mercy, that you might endure this loss. Tonya was a beautiful soul that touch the lives of many, let those memories make a difference in our lives and the way we treat others forever.

  30. CandleImageSylvia, Family and Friends of Tonya Williams:
    The Mines, Manuel-Johnson, and Harris families are sharing in your sorrow in the loss of our Beloved Tonya. A true DIVA!
    A LIMB (Tonya) has fallen from many family trees that says Grieve not for me, Remember the best times (the annual Williams holiday gatherings, the Boom Boom room, Karaoke nights at the Elks, the White parties, the fallen angel cookout) the good life I lived while I was STRONG.

    “You were one of the realest people anyone could ever know and your positive energy was infectious. Thank you for all of the laughs, good times, great memories, and for ALWAYS showing us how to have fun and live life to the fullest.”- says Stacey & Jonette
    Visits to Atlanta will not be the same without you. I will miss you calling me by my stage name Flo! – says Jonette
    Tonya was the glue that kept everyone together!
    Praying the precious memories of Tonya will give us all strength and comfort. When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us.

    The special memories of Tonya will always bring a smile.
    If only we could have you back for just a little while.
    The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause us pain,
    But you’re forever in our hearts UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!

    With Heartfelt Sympathy,
    The Mines (Pat, Rhonda, Gail, Jonette, Karen, Dougie, Sara) Manuel-Johnson (Carsell, Stacey, Caidyn, CJ) and Harris (Tom B) Family!

  31. CandleImageMy condolences to Tonya’s Family and Friends. I only had the pleasure of knowing her and working with her for a short time, but that’s all it took to see her kind, compassionate and caring soul. She was an ANGEL on earth and now in Heaven! I hope it brings her loved ones some comfort knowing that she is celebrating eternal life and will never suffer a minute more.

  32. CandleImageMy prayers & condolences are with my family!!! Tonya will be missed!!! Love y’all

    Jeff & Sharon ( Capers) Staley

  33. CandleImageSending our deepest condolences to Our Williams Family . We Love you 💕 and are praying for you . Proverbs 3:5,6 .

    💐 Kathy & Gregory Graves and Family

  34. CandleImageTo Aunt Sylvia Williams Hill and the rest of our family may God continue to heal your hearts and bless you all. Tonya is really going to be miss but God has her now. I Love You all, from Elder Charles Williams and family.

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