Sheilia L. Williams

April 25, 1948May 21, 2018

Sheilia Lea (Abell) Williams, age 70 of Flushing, lost her cancer battle and went to be with the angels on Monday, May 21, 2018. Sheilia was born on April 25, 1948 in New Albany, Indiana to parents George and Margaret (Cornielson) Abel. She retired after many years from the Flint Police Department. She leaves behind her love and partner of 27 years, Cathy Nelson; kids, Michael (Tanya) Nelson and Tracey (Scott) Weiss; grandsons, Ryan, Stephan, Nick, and Alex Weiss. She also leaves her Flint PD family, countless friends, and especially her best friend Pat Dunnebeck to reflect on and remember her humor, smile, and unending love and friendship. A Celebration of Sheilia’s life will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1-3pm at Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 W. Pierson Rd., Flushing, Michigan.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 2, 2018

Sheilia L. Williams

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Charlotte Cronkright

June 2, 2018

Cathy.tracey.mike and pat. Iam so sorry for your loss may you all find comfort in knowing that even though she's no longer here she's now your guardian angel. I pray that you all can find some comfort and peace in each other

Olga(Augie) Soto

May 25, 2018

Shiela was special in so many ways.She was my maid of honor, when I married Roger. She was a big part of the Soto Clan. Always positive, encouraging others even when going thur some challenging crisis in her life. Strong of charector and wisdom of the ages. I will miss our conversations but know that her spirit lives on in my memories and in the here after. My prayers go out to Kathy and family.

Beth Whaley

May 25, 2018

I was a supervisor at the F.P. D. for many years and I had the honor of having Sheilia work in my bureau. I always knew when she had arrived for work, or returned from a call, because I could hear her hearty laugh from my open office door. She always made a point of coming in to see me just to say "hello." I enjoyed our many conversations about everything from family to politics and I know she did, too. I don't recall a time, in my many years of working with her, that I saw her without a smile on her face. She was the first to volunteer for any job that needed to be done, and was happy to do it. After I retired, Sheilia stopped by my home to visit and made a point to call every now and then to continue our chats. When I think of Sheilia in the future, it will be with a smile on my face. I am thankful to be able to have called her a friend.

Mary Soto

May 24, 2018

Sheila came into the family circle years ago when my oldest sister Cynthia met her, as years went by I started calling her my No. 8 sister. She had spirit, spunk and sparkled always. I always looked forward to our visits together. She always made a difference in my life just by being in it. She loved her fast cars and drove them like Richard Petty as if she was on a race track,ha,ha. she always had a smile on her face no matter what kind of day she was having. She loved my mom and dad so much and always called them Ma and Pa. She loved people of all walks of life and accepted everyone just the way they were. I always enjoyed our talks together, she was a great listener. I will truly miss my No. 8 sister and no matter how many years go by her memories will stay embedded in my heart forever. She left us but her spunky spirit will always remain here on earth. She was the best.
Love your friend, Mary

Alona Boggess-Reid

May 24, 2018

Sheilia was a very special person. She was ALWAYS happy no matter what. When I became an I.B. Technician Trainee at the Flint P.D., I went out on the road with every technician and supervisor. Without a shadow of doubt, Sheilia was the one I had the most fun with. She was a great teacher without being judgemental because I truly knew nothing about that department and was completely in the dark. I always called her Sheilia E after the singer Prince's ex-girlfriend and drummer. I will always remember her coming to work early and taking time to rub off numbers on her lottery tickets. Always a friend, she and Cathy came to one of my church Christmas functions at Crossroads Village and she attended my "mafia" themed wedding in 2015. Even after relocating to Alabama, I still kept in contact with her, especially during the holidays. I will always love my Sheilia E. Rest in peace, girlfriend.

Artisha Wallace

May 24, 2018

Sheila was my Trainer when I started at FLINT PD in 1997, I'll never forget I was ready to quit after 1 week and she said "Artie" you got this. So, I kept pushing and finally got the hang of things - been at FPD 21 Yrs.. I really wanted to quit but she had faith in me and encouraged me and always has. She introduced me to the Temple Downtown Flint and always treated me like Family. Even when she retired and endured her fight w/cancer she reached out to me and continued to tell me how proud she was of me & my accomplishments. She always asked about my Kids and how they were doing. I can only speak for myself, I'm so THANKFUL to have cross paths with her and know not to Judge a Book by it's cover but whats INSIDE - because that's what COUNTS. Sheila was a ray of SUNSHINE and Laughter and will never be forgotten! God has another Angel! Tracy and Cathy she loved you all TREMENDOUSLY !