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.

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