On August 8th, 2020 Venita “T” Williams of Beverly MA, loving wife, mother and sister passed away at the age of 86. Venita was born on October 20th, 1934 in Port of Spain, Trinidad to Fredric Wilkes and Mary Irene Payne. Venita attended Woodbrook EC Primary School and Osmond High School for Secondary School. While in Trinidad, Venita worked for the Hilton Hotel.
In 1968, Venita moved to the United States with her husband Vernon Williams along with her sons Hudson and Stephen (Steve) Samuel, the family later grew with the birth of their youngest son, Vernon Jameson (Jamie) Williams followed by the arrival of her half-daughters Heather Williams and Angela Smith. Venita pursued a career in nursing. She worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for a number of years and finished her career at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Venita loved all things sports, games shows, word searches and food. She was an avid attendee to her children’s, nephews’ and grand-children’s events; whether it was track meets, soccer games or dance recitals. Her presence was always felt through her positive energy and her constant encouragement. She brought that same enthusiasm to her guilty pleasure of watching game shows. Although, one minute she would be cheering on the contestants and then next she would be yelling at them! “T” as she was affectionately called, also loved to cook. She enjoyed watching cooking shows. But ultimately gravitated back to her roots of cooking West Indian food. Venita always loved doing her word search puzzles. You could find numerous books around the house and in a quiet moment you would find her with a book and a pen intently searching.
Venita was preceded in death by her father, mother, sister Priscilla Wilkes and half-daughter Angela (Williams) Smith. She is survived by her husband; sister Majorie Austin; sons Steve, Hudson, Jamie and his wife Sarah. Venita leaves behind many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, grand-children and great-grandchildren.
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