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Ligaya “Joy” Williams

Date of Death: March 21, 2017
Sunset View Mortuary
Thursday 3/30, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunset View Mortuary
Thursday 3/30, 6:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Church
(510) 232-5659 |
Friday 3/31, 10:30 am
Rolling Hills Memorial Park
Thursday 1/1

Ligaya B. Williams, also known as “Joy”, passed away unexpectedly on March 21, 2017. Joy is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Herbert Williams, Jr., & their three daughters; Angie & her husband Chris McCulloch & their children; Lauren, Caitlyn & Brendan; Divina & her husband Jason Katzman & their daughter, Morgan Katzman;Continue Reading

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Ken Malamud left a message on March 30, 2017:
Joy really lived up to her name. She always had a smile on her face and brought one to those she came into contact with. Joy will be missed very much. I feel very lucky to have been able to call her a friend!
Nadine left a message on March 31, 2017:
Today for the first time the reality of not seeing Joy in my life struck me. I want to celebrate the glory of her life well lived, a life well loved, but selfishly I mourn for her family, and my grief. I want to share a few of my memories, and hope that she will know how much she meant to me.... Every Thanksgiving and Christmas Joy in her loving generosity and huge heart fed my large family. She would call and say "Come now!" A smiling Herbert would patiently carry to my car huge plates of food. One holiday, she called and actually apologized "The family will be traveling this Thanksgiving, come now, I have a ham, and I will give you detailed instructions on how to cook and prepare it." I followed every instruction, put in all the ingredients, did all the preparation (I had no idea prior to this how much time it took Joy to make her masterpieces). My ham was good but it wasn't a "Joy" ham, it didn't have the Joy love and magic in it, the blessing that Joy gave to everyone she cared for. I'm sorry for the length of this narrative, but just a few more with your indulgence. Joy took my dying mother to New York as a fun filled trip of sight seeing, shopping, and friendship time, that my Mom talked about constantly. Joy took me to San Francisco to get me ready for my first prom, fixed my hair, makeup, advised on my prom dress. She found my perfect home when I got married, she bought my daughters when they were born their first piece of "important" jewelry. Major moments in my life she was always there. I love you, Joy. I love your beautiful family, I know in my heart that heaven is blessed with your spirit....Nadine
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