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Shirley Williams Biography – Shirley Williams Wiki
Shirley Williams (Shirley Skinner Williams) was the mother of Wendy Williams, an American TV host, businesswoman, media personality, and author. She was a learning disabilities resource specialist at the Bradley School in Asbury Park, New Jersey during her teaching career.
She was honored with the 1988 “Now Black Woman” award by The Drifters Inc. The award is given annually by the Drifters, a national organization of black women dedicated to promoting educational opportunities and participating in civic endeavors. In winning the national award, she was chosen over 28 other women who were nominated by Drifters Inc. chapters throughout the country. The nominees were chosen for their participation and abilities in local chapters, national organizations, religious activities, hobbies, avocations and interests, and their personal and professional lives. Mrs. Williams was one of nine charter members of the Ocean chapter of Drifters Inc., which was formed in 1974, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Shirley Williams Husband
She was married to her husband, Thomas Dwayne.
Shirley Williams Children
Shirley Williams had three children; Wanda Williams Finnie, Wendy Joan Williams, and Thomas Williams Jr.
Shirley Williams Age
Shirley Williams’s age is unclear.
Shirley Williams Wendy Williams Mother
Shirley Williams was the mother of Wendy Williams, an American TV host, businesswoman, media personality, and author. She and her husband, Thomas Dwayne, moved to Ocean Township in 1959. Shortly after she arrived in Monmouth County, she became one of the organizers of a Girl Scout troop at the West Side Community Center, Asbury Park.
Shirley Williams Death
Wendy Williams’ mother, Shirley Williams, has passed away. Wendy Williams announced the passing of her mother on the Monday, Dec. 7, broadcast of “The Wendy Williams Show.” She made the announcement during the Hot Topics segment at the beginning of the show. Williams said her mom passed away “many, many, many, many weeks ago” surrounded by her family.
She said, “You know how during corona, during the world, topsy-turvy, people starving, people out of jobs, just in everybody’s life there’s something new, well … and you know how you lose track of the day and date, and the times, all I know is that it was a long time ago. She passed away beautifully and peacefully and surrounded by love. She didn’t suffer not one bit, thank goodness.”
Earlier, journalist Courtney Brown had revealed the news on social media saying that her grandmother and Williams were best friends for 83 years. She revealed the news in the following post: “One of my granny’s best friends for 83 years passed away…Mrs. Shirley Williams ❤️ Always available for my granny and our family, she flew in to share this beautiful speech at granny’s 100th birthday. Mr and Mrs Williams is truly what the kids now call #CoupleGoals. May she rest peacefully and prayers to @wendyshow and the entire family. Fun Fact: She did not like to be called ‘Wendy’s mom’ that’s what she was just telling them not to say in the video.”
Another friend of the Williams family wrote, “I don’t know how to say this… Heaven Gained another Angel unfortunately Mrs. Shirley has passed away. She will definitely missed and one of a kind lady. Please pray for Wendy and her Family during the difficult time. Please respect the family privacy.”
Shirley Williams Cause of Death
Shirley Williams’ cause of death was not revealed.
Wendy Williams Mother Ethnicity
Wendy Williams’ mother was of Black. She was of African-American and Italian ancestry.