By | September 26, 2020

Elandria Williams cause of death – Elandria Williams dead: obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: September 23, 2020
  • Age: 41 year old
  • Cause of death: unconfirmed

How did Elandria Williams die?

East Tennesseans are mourning the death of community and church leader Elandria Williams, who died this week at 41.

Williams helped countless people, fighting for social and racial justice within Knoxville to make the community a better place.

Williams is survived by parents Elnora and Erven, and twin brother Frederick.

Elandria Williams Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church wrote;

It is with great sadness that the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church announces the untimely and unexpected death of our favorite daughter, Elandria Williams, a child of our church who became a dynamic denominational leader, most recently as co-moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Please surround E’s parents Erven and Elnora Williams and brother Frederick with love. Those of us who taught E in Sunday School, nurtured E in youth group, empowered E as a young adult, watched E blossom as a grassroots community organizer and served with E in congregational and denominational leadership positions continue to be blessed by E’s courage, E’s convictions and E’s gigantic heart that filled our world with love.
You are welcome to send cards to:
Elnora and Erven Williams
7537 Berkshire Blvd
Powell, TN 37849
Yours sincerely,
Rev. Chris Buice
Senior Minister
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

Elandria Williams tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

MediaJustice wrote;

Many in our movement are grieving afresh today. Elandria Williams’ profound brilliance & boundless love for the people is well known to us. We have lost a true genius of the South, comrade, and friend. And we have gained a powerful new ancestor. Red heart

Pharaoh Mensch wrote;

Waking up to the awful news that my dear sister and comrade Elandria Williams passed away this morning. A fearless southern organizer, cultural worker and leader, Elandria built a bridge across movements for racial and disability justice.

Rest in Power sisterRaised fistRose

@TransAutistic wroe;

Elandria Williams died today, Black Appalachian anti-racist leader, a nonbinary lesbian who was also a prominent voice for lesbian visibility in Appalachia. You should know their name. Rest in Power

Nathan Schneider wrote;

I am heartbroken: Elandria Williams, fierce activist, cooperator, and my collaborator on the #BeautifulSolutions book, has died.

She has been a guide to me for years, never holding back when I am wrong and always reminding me why the work is so urgent.

Global Working Group Beyond Development wrote;

With deep sorrow &grief, we learn of the passing of our friend &colleague Elandria Williams
An educator, activist, mentor, & friend to us all, Elandria had an immense impact on our Global Working Group. We’ll be holding a virtual space for the Group to honor her memory on Sept29

Leslie Mac wrote;

I have lots to say about the passing of #ElandriaWilliams. As I work through this grief more will come but right now I‘m sitting with the disposability of those us doing liberation work & the toll – seen & unseen – we endure as though it is expected & normal.

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