Elizabeth Britt Williams

November 14, 1972May 18, 2020
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Having succumbed to cancer, Elizabeth Britt Williams, 47, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away May 18, 2020, under the care of St. Luke’s Home Care & Hospice and her loving sister, Denise.

Survivors include her siblings, Michael (Mike) Williams and wife, Leslie, of Jefferson City, MO; Shelley McCormick and husband, Mike, of Independence, MO; and Denise Richards and husband, Kip, of Overland Park, KS; seven nephews and nieces and a great-niece; multiple cousins; and last but certainly not the least, Julian (a/k/a Juju), Elizabeth’s ever-devoted black lab mix.

Elizabeth was born on November 14, 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri, the third daughter and youngest child of Emmett and Jean (Britt) Williams.

Elizabeth graduated from Hickman Mills High School, Class of 1991, and went on to pursue careers in modeling and sales in Kansas City and San Diego, CA, where she lived for eight years working as an account executive in the legal industry and fell in love with the ocean. Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1995 and an M.B.A. from Rockhurst University in 2003.

Elizabeth was an avid animal lover and had several canine companions during her adult life, all lovingly cared for and adopted from Wayside Waifs in Kansas City. Julian was especially dear to Elizabeth, and he remained by her side to the end.

Throughout her life, Elizabeth loved spending time with family and friends at her family’s lake house at Lake of the Ozarks. When in Kansas City, Elizabeth would try to head down to the lake any available weekend.

Staying active, healthy eating and spiritual connection were important parts of how Elizabeth lived her life. Elizabeth enjoyed and was often busy with any number of DIY home improvement or landscaping projects. Accompanying her dad to the annual Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and local Hibernian events were the highlights of any year spent in Kansas City.

The comprehensive assistance and loving care Elizabeth received from Kristy, Anna and the other nurses and staff at St. Luke’s Home Care & Hospice were exceptional and helped ease Elizabeth from the bonds of this world. Also treasured were the many visits, homemade cookies, homecooked meals and multiple other acts of kindness shown by Elizabeth’s friends and loved ones during her final bout with this disease. The conversations and shared laughter lifted Elizabeth’s spirit each time.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett Eugene Williams and Jean Ann (Britt) Williams, niece Stephanie McCormick, and nephews Chad and Sean McCormick.

A private graveside service will be held at Mount Moriah Cemetery South, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO, where Elizabeth will be interred near her parents’ place of rest.

The family suggests a memorial donation to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137, in lieu of flowers. Wayside Waifs is a private, non-profit humane society and animal shelter.


  • Emmett Eugene Williams, Father (deceased)
  • Jean Ann (Britt) Williams, Mother (deceased)
  • Stephanie McCormick, Niece
  • Chad McCormick, Nephew (deceased)
  • Sean McCormick, Nephew (deceased)
  • Michael "Mike" Williams (Leslie), Brother
  • Shelley McCormick (Mike), Sister
  • Denise Richards (Kip), Sister
  • Seven (7), Nieces & Nephews
  • One (1), Great Niece
  • Numerous, Cousins
  • Julian "Juju", Ever-devoted Black Lab Mix

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Rob Britt

May 21, 2020

I’m so saddened by the loss of my youngest cousin. I thought she beat her disease. When I heard it had recurred, I expected her to beat it again. No idea how serious it pursued her. Regrettably, the last time I saw her was at her father’s funeral. Just months later she joins both parents in the afterlife. My thoughts are with her and my condolences to Mike, Shelley, Denise and all the extended Missouri family members. Please love each other. Lots of love,

Tom Henderson

May 20, 2020

I was always impressed with Liz's love and thoughtfulness for her father after her mother ( my cousin) passed away.
Rest in peace Liz. You will be deeply missed.

Donna Harris

May 19, 2020

We moved to the lake 4 summers ago. Liz baked us a cake and wrote on the top welcom to Carefree Acres. I will miss seeing her beautiful smile. Prayers to the family loosing a sibling is always hard to deal with.

Susan Layton

May 19, 2020

Liz was my Cousin, Jean Britt Williams Daughter. My deepest Sympathy to Mike, Shelley & Denise & Families. Her pain is gone & she is welcomed into her Parents’ arms. God will guide her into a beautiful Heaven.
Rest In Peace...😇 ✝️📿

Amy Lickteig

May 19, 2020 she was always know in our neighborhood growing up was a force to be recognized. Liz helped me through a very dark time in my adult life when we reconnected after her moms passing. Liz always had a smile on her face and you could always count on her to make you laugh. You will be missed God speed my friend.

Sandy Barker

May 19, 2020

Our hearts are saddened by Bitzy’s passing. She was always happy, loving and smiling. I came to know her better when she and Barb W became close before Barb’s death. Their families had been very close ever since being neighbors years earlier. Our heartfelt sympathy, prayers and love.
Charlie and Sandy Barker.

Lisa Kramer

May 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Elizabeth's passing . I met Elizabeth when she came to interview for a position at Patterson Dental, as soon as she walked in the door I instantly liked her. I was so excited when she was hired for the job. I have never met such a kind and sweet person who was always genuinely interested in others happiness and well being. Even when I knew she didn't have much money she spent time and found out what each person in the office liked, dressed up like Santa's helper and passed out presents to everyone. Her heart was big. She was a good friend to me when my husband passed away suddenly. My regret is that we didn't stay in close contact after she went on medical leave the last time. I wish her family and friends comfort and peace in this difficult time.

John Humphrey

May 19, 2020

So passes a brilliant, hysterical, beautiful light at a time when gathering to lift up her loved ones by recounting our cherished memories is not possible.
The Corona is an appropriate metaphor for Liz's life - a glowing aura surrounding a body, like a halo.
She'd hate the saintly reference, probably, but there's no denying her powerful aura, that force of charm, beauty and brutal wit that washed over anyone around her and forever illuminated them in her unforgettable glow.
Man, so sorry you're gone too soon. Love you to pieces.


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