OBITUARY

Milanie Lyn Hampton-Williams

April 24, 1973January 3, 2021

In Loving Memory of

Milanie Lyn Hampton-Williams (1973 - 2021)

Now in God’s hands our beloved Milanie Lyn Hampton-Williams has passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on January 3, 2021 at the young age of 47.

Milanie was born to Lewis and Josefina Hampton on April 24, 1973 at Camp Zama Army Base, Japan and raised in San Diego, CA. In her younger years, Milanie had many talents such as karate and ballet, enjoyed playing the piano and the clarinet. Amongst all things Milanie was one of the smartest and quickest learners. With the encouragement of her parents, she figured out education would help her succeed in life. And that she did, with a strong passionate drive Milanie focused on school (of course had a little fun in between) and still graduated high school earlier than most. After high school graduation she pursued and acquired with tenacity the following college degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in Human Behavior, Masters of Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and studied in Human Behavior/Psychology, Organizational Leadership, Cultural Diversity, Public Health and Quality of Life Counseling.

Equipping herself with these degrees prepared her for a life fulfillment in a career she thoroughly loved. For many years Milanie worked as a Family Counselor. She had an inspiring ability to help people and prepare other families to succeed in life.

Milanie joins her father, Lewis Floyd Hampton in Heaven. Her legacy is survived by her husband, Thomas L. Williams, her children Kwahmell Archer and Amarah Williams, her mother Josefina M. Hampton, her brother Manuel L. Hampton, sister-in-law Donna Hampton; Soleil Hampton and Kaya Hampton, Justin Williams, Reneishau Johnson Williams, Jazmine Martin Mack, Tuana Martin and Ciedah Graves, all her loving relatives and her life-long friends all over the world.

On May 19, 1999, she married her husband Thomas Williams in Norfolk, Virginia. Together they would take on a life-long journey and share many memorable experiences. In Thomas’s words: “The greatest of all those experiences was the birth of their daughter Amarah who was our miracle that God blessed us with, that sealed our bond and our life forever. Milanie was the greatest mother to our kids and the perfect wife for me and our love grew for over 25 years and will last forever.”

Although Milanie loved her professional career she was a dedicated mother first and foremost. A force of nature she was determined to provide for her family and dedicated her life to them. With every fiber of her body she supported and guided her son Kwahmell to find a passion in life so he could be successful and happy. Even with all the degrees she had acquired, she took college classes with her daughter Amarah to encourage her to continue her education. Passionately, she helped to guide her extended family and friends in the best possible direction. Milanie was proud of her family and nothing, including her long bout with medical illnesses, which lead up to her unexpected passing, absolutely nothing would shake her. Like her birth stone, Milanie was as tough and shiny as a diamond. No matter where she went, she always left a little sparkle.

Our beloved Milanie was full of life and color. In true Milanie fashion, we leave you with one of her colorful quotes:

“They can say what they want, I am going to do what I want, no pain lasts forever. Brilliant resilient….so hard!” - Milanie Lyn Hampton-Williams

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 11, 2021

Memories

Milanie Lyn Hampton-Williams

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Louie Evans

January 13, 2021

The world has lost a beautiful soul and heaven has gained another angel, I’m forever thankful and blessed in meeting my classmate. Until we meet again dear friend.

Samartina Tuiolemotu

January 13, 2021

I met Milanie back in 2004 or 2005. Her daughter Amarah and my youngest sister Sapoulyn are best friends. Milanie became close to my mother who passed back in 2013. My little sister then moved to Hawaii with her father but Milanie made sure to keep in contact with my sister and acted as a aunt to all us kids. Last time I saw Milanie was in 2018 when my sister Sapoulyn came to visit and she spent a weekend with the Williams family. She was always lecturing us in living good and taking care of ourselves.. When I went to pick up my sister to drive back home she stuffed my car with groceries for my kids. She was always gifting us. If it was shopping I’m her closet, or buying my sister clothes and shoes or even giving me my first coach purse. Milanie would literally give you the shirt off her back. But to us she was a gift. We will forever miss Milanie and love Amarah as our little sis.

Elaine De Jesus Anderson

January 13, 2021

I’ve known Milanie since Jr High. Life happened and we all grew up. We lost touch of course but as adults we found each other and caught up, then lost touch again. Losing touch with someone you’ve known that long doesn’t mean we stopped caring for each other. Just means/meant we are busy living our lives and taking care of business. Milanie is a proud woman, as she should be, as any woman should be. She’s strong minded and very caring in her own special way, lol. She’s Milanie. Those who knew her well, knows that of Milanie. Specially if she cared deeply for you. That’s how I will always remember her . Strong, caring and loving.
I’m happy she’s no longer in pain, but I’m sad that she is no longer with her loved ones. Specially her children.
May her soul Rest In Peace 🙏🏽 And our condolences to the Hampton and Williams Family. God bless you all with strength to endure the loss and strength to carry each other during this time.

Jason Manuel

January 13, 2021

To know Milanie is to love her. She had this sass and spunk that drew you to her, she always told things as it is.
We will miss her dearly. She has gone too soon but she will never be forgotten.
Our condolences and prayers.

Love,
Jason, Vickie and Lily Manuel

Rona Nelson

January 12, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Hapmtons-Williams family. To my wonderful friend Melanie, I will forever remember your big heart, your generosity, and your courageous ways in tackling life. Missing you my friend.

Love,
Nelson Family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY