Joseph J. Darrow Senior Funeral Home, Inc.
Teresa L. Williams
Poughkeepsie – Teresa Williams 60 of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 24, 2021 with her loving family by her side.
I was born on January 14, 1961, on my mother’s birthday, to the late David S. Roberts and Marcia E. Hill-Roberts, who survived at home. After graduating from Poughkeepsie High School in 1980, I moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where I graduated from Stone Business School. In 1981 I married my best friend, James A. Williams. Three years later, our favorite daughter Nakeya was born for our anniversary.
Over the years I’ve worked for New York State, United States Postal Service, and IBM. At the ripe old age of 56 and 58, I earned an Associate Degree with Honors in Liberal Arts and Business Management from the Dutchess Community College. A few months after graduation, my only daughter, Nakeya S. Williams (Emmerson), finally blessed me with a granddaughter. Kaela inspired me to learn to crochet and sew so I could sew a few thangs for her. God is good!
I leave many wonderful memories for my twin brother David L. Roberts (Stephanie) and my sisters Poniisa Rabii (Renis), Vanessa Roberts, Lynette Patrice (Roger) and Alicia Robinson and my sweet and loving mother and love Almeta Williams of Sumter, SC me I also leave behind my two best friends Anna Cherry and Virginia Duncan, some close sister friends, 8 God Children, and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, and special nieces and nephews.
A tour of the visitation will take place on Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The funeral begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home, Inc. 39 Sun. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. (845) 452-1840. To send condolences online, please visit our website at www.darrowfuneralhome.org. A bigger celebration of life will take place in the future when Covid wears off. Due to the Covid pandemic, masks must be worn at all times in the funeral home.
Published online December 31, 2021
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal