Lynette C. Williams “Cooney”, 41, of Elgin died Monday, November 2, 2009 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Chicago on February 20, 1968, she was the daughter of Cleotha Spraggins and Emily Tessema.
She fought a long and courageous battle. Lynette will always be remembered for her strength and positive spirit.
Lynette is preceded in death by her son, Nicholas Kelly Williams.
She is survived by her children; Charles D. Williams, Jr., Jalen T. Williams; mother, Emily Tessema; father, Cleotha Spraggins; sisters, Alisa and Larissa Spraggins; brother, Terrence Kennedy; 8 nieces and nephews, 4 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 6, 2009 from 10:00 until time of funeral service at 11:00 AM at St. James AME Church, Elgin; Pastor Francis Y. Senyah, officiating. Burial to follow at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin.
1. Lilene Mann:
november 5th, 2009 at: 3:51 pm
my condolences to you and your family.
2. Michelle Potter:
november 5th, 2009 at: 4:41 pm
emily, i am so sorry for you and your family. i know how hard she fought and how much you prayed for her to have strength. i hope that you and your family can find comfort in each other and in friends in this difficult time. i wish you all peace and happy memories of lynette. please remember she knew you were there for her. take care and if there is anything i can do for you, feel free to ask. michelle
3. Nancy Selinger:
november 5th, 2009 at: 9:15 pm
i am so sorry for the passing away of your daughter, lynette. may the fond memories you have of her always be with you, and help to heal your heart. condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
4. Cathy Cochefski:
november 6th, 2009 at: 1:22 am
please accept my heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your daughter. may the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, but in the weeks to come may looking back in memory help comfort you.
hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength and always remember how much you loved lynette. she will always be in your heart and the quiet of your thoughts.
i was told this following phrase when my mom died and i will share it with you.
“perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy.”
5. Sandy Lawer Smith:
november 16th, 2009 at: 3:52 pm
i worked with lynette at cuma mutual for years.
i am so sadden to hear of the lose of such a lovely lady and mother. i will always remember her fun spirit and her love of her boys and the color purple. my heart felt sympathy.
sandy lawer smith