Evaleena R. Williams was born August 2, 1947, to the late Houston Green and Mary Mayberry in Wooster, OH. Soon thereafter, she moved to Washington, KY, and was raised by her grandparents, the late Carrie and William Bland. She graduated from Mason County High School in Maysville, KY, and went on to nursing school to become one of the best LPNs.
In 1965, she moved to Fort Wayne, IN and she began her 45-year career at Parkview Memorial Hospital where she was better known as Missy Williams. In 2005 she received the Martha Goodrich award which is given by Parkview Hospital to someone who worked to alleviate human suffering dedicated to the health and well-being of those in need.
She lived a very full life. She had a strong belief in God and served as a nurse even after her retirement at Greater Progressive Baptist Church. She was an avid bowler belonging to multiple bowling leagues including the Summit City Travelers where she was the Benevolent Chairperson. She also loved to play bingo which she considered her second job. She was an avid fishing woman, and always outfished her husband. She was a lover of sports, especially basketball, so much that she was an usher at the Coliseum and at the Fort Wayne Tin Caps baseball games.
Evaleena is survived by her husband, Willie Williams whom she married in 1967. From this union, they have two sons, Terrell Al’Sharif (Shenika) of Indianapolis, IN and Damion (Sharian) Williams of Fort Wayne, IN. She has two honorary sons, Shuntrell and Tavares Dance, and a bonus daughter Tamesha Green, all of Fort Wayne, IN. She has one brother, Harry (Laura) Green of Mt. Pleasant, SC, two sisters, Shirley Greene of Lexington, KY, and Jackie Tarply of Wooster, OH, one brother-in-law, Melvin Coker, of Fort Wayne, IN, three honorary sisters, Evelyn Walker, Rhonda Presley, and Sue Stubbs all of Fort Wayne, IN. She has 19 grandkids, 16 great grandkids and a host of self-adopted sons, nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.
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