Continuing The Celebration For

Delia L. Williams

Sunrise: August 23, 1962 – Sunset: May 22, 2024

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Life’s Journey

Delia Lazette Williams, affectionally known as “Zay” by those who knew her, was born on August 23, 1962, to the late Uries Sean Anderson Sr. and Mary Ann Williams. Delia attended Houston Independent School districts: Bastian Elementary, Attucks Middle, and graduated from Jesse Jones High School. Delia confessed her faith and was baptized at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church which would later be called Southeast Community Church in Houston, Texas under Pastor Sherman West. Delia served in various ministries at Southeast during her over 50 years of membership there. Delia later united with the Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas where Terry K. Anderson is the pastor.

Although Delia could no longer attend Lilly Grove in person due to health, she would be a faithful weekly online member and consume Pastor Anderson’s sermons on YouTube daily for encouragement. Delia spent many years serving others as a Shift Leader at Wendy’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers. Discerning that there was more in store for her in service to others, Delia would pray asking God to show her where to go. One day a family friend approached her about a new opportunity within the Houston Independent School District and she accepted the job as a Food Service Attendant at Kelso Elementary on Houston’s South Side. After joining Kelso and seeing firsthand the disparities of the children living in the community surrounding the school; Delia felt that her position at Kelso was not just a job but a calling to ensure that every kid that came in her line had more than enough food to eat even to the point of allowing the children to come through the line twice.

Delia always said she could not allow a child to go hungry when she knew that the only meal some of the children would receive that day would come from her. Delia retired from the school district in 2021. Delia was preceded in death by her father Uries S Anderson Sr. She leaves to cherish her memories, her mother’s Mary Ann Williams & Lonnie Anderson Carr, one son Brian K Williams, two daughters Erica L Lewis (Julian) & Kristal L Foy; two grandchildren Edward “EJ” Randle Jr and Malia Elise Williams; Granddog Tiny Lewis; Sisters Valerie Smith, Lena Williams, Yolanda Henry (Patrick), special sister Michelle Foy. Brothers Lamarcus Anderson, Uries Anderson Jr (Chanel), Stanley Banks, special brother Vincent Smith I ;Uncles Fred Lee Banks Sr, and Gregory Howard of Shreveport, Louisiana, Aunts Vernita Stewart, Shirley Howard, Maude Howard of Houston, Texas & Lanetha Scott of Shreveport, LA., Best Friend Sharon Manson; 16 nieces and nephews, a host of cousins and a community of coworker’s, church members, and friends.

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