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Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA

OBITUARY

Kniya Nicole Williams

December 28, 2003May 14, 2020

Kniya Nicole Williams, 16, of Monroe, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, Lynchburg General Hospital.

Born December 28, 2003 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of Carl Austin Williams of Lynchburg and Rachael Letchford Williams (Joshua Wilson) of Monroe. Kniya was preparing for her junior year at Amherst County High School and was active with the Explorer Program with the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office. She was a member of Fifth Street Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Kniya is survived by five siblings, Alexander Harsley, Dontaius Williams, both of Lynchburg, Emonie Williams and Devonta Williams, both of Amherst, and Trevor Dale of Lynchburg; maternal grandmother, Cynthia Irving; paternal grandmother, Elnora Williams and a very special niece, Amelia Williams.

Due to the current restrictions on gatherings, there will be no formal visitation, however the funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday, for the public to pay their respects. Please note that the funeral home staff will assist in maintaining the 10 person at a time and social distancing guidelines. You are encouraged to post a memory, note, or words of condolence to the family by going to the funeral home website at www.whittenmonelison.com.

A service to celebrate Kniya’s life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with The Rev. Gary Harmon, Pastor of Level Run Baptist Church in Hurt, VA, officiating, Covid restrictions will apply. Service will be livestreamed via Facebook, www.Facebook.com/WhittenFuneralHome. nterment will follow in St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the needs of the family by going to, gofundme.com/f/help-lay-kniya-williams-to-rest.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Monelison Chapel is serving the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Kniya is survived by her father,Carl Austin Williams ;her mother, Rachael Letchford Williams (Joshua Wilson) ;five siblings, Alexander Harsley, Dontaius Williams, both of Lynchburg, Emonie Williams and Devonta Williams, both of Amherst, and Trevor Dale of Lynchburg; maternal grandmother, Cynthia Irving; paternal grandmother, Elnora Williams and a very special niece, Amelia Williams.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joshua Wilson
  • Darryl Williams
  • Damon Patterson
  • David Patterson
  • Terris Taylor
  • Timothy Darby
  • DONATIONS

  • Memorial contributions may be made to the needs of the family, gofundme.com/f/help-lay-kniya-williams-to-rest.

Services

  • Open Time to Pay Respects

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

  • Live Streaming of Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memories

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Percy & Patricia Johns

May 22, 2020

Dear Family
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you at this time and prayers for comfort.
From Percy & Patricia ( Jeannie ) Johns

Laura Williams

May 21, 2020

Pastor R. Stuart Jones and the members of the Fifth Street Baptist Church family are deeply saddened by the passing of Kniya Nicole Williams. We offer our sincere condolences to her family. Your sorrow is our sorrow and we know that your loss is magnified by the loss of your dear loved one. We are reminding you that you are not alone. God's love is there with you. We remind you to be encouraged and commend you to Him who knows best.

Erika Saunders

May 20, 2020

I remember how every time we saw each other she would run up to me smiling auntie E auntie E and we would hug 🤗 and I’d be like what’s up butter cup and then we would always have a conversation about Don knocks and laugh she was a very smart lovable caring young lady everyone loved Niya and will always continue to love ❤️ Niya she was a very special young lady and will be MISSED by all Rest up Butter Cup auntie E loves you for infinity ♾

Terry Beverley

May 20, 2020

My condolences to the family. You all will be in my prayers during this time of lost.

Kristi Masencup

May 20, 2020

So deeply sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. ❤️

Crystal Redd

May 20, 2020

I remember braiding you and Emonie’s hair when I stayed with you guys on Kemper I couldn’t braid but you guys use to let me play in your hair anyway. I use to lay ln the bed with you at night until you fell asleep when u were sad. I saw u last at my church singing in the children’s choir. Even though my most of our memories are from a while ago My heart is Still broken that my baby cousin is gone but I know God makes no mistake so we will always hold you in our hearts and memories baby girl I love you from your big cousin crystal.

Gwendolyn Ellis

May 20, 2020

You brighten up a room, you made us laugh. I love our biology & science talks. Going to miss you so much pretty neice💜 Gaga will forever miss you💜

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