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Jeanette Williams

Posted By Carrie Franklin On April 25, 2018 @ 12:25 pm In Obituaries | 20 Comments

October 29, 1943 to April 21, 2018

Jeanette Williams, frequently “Janet”, passed this life on April 21, 2018. She was the wife of Rudolf (Ruddy / Rudy) Williams. They were married for 51 years.

They lived 21 years in New York, 3 years in Minnesota and 26 years in Arizona. Residing most recently in Peoria. Before Peoria, they lived in Cave Creek.
She was born in St. Andrew’s Mount Olive, Jamaica and lived in Kingston, Jamaica.
In Arizona, she worked with American Express at the WROC Center and Beardsley locations.
Her passion was her music and painting. She was a classical pianist. She loved birds.

She lived for her family and is survived by her husband, her two sons Jeff and Orville Anthony.
Grandchildren: India, Jasmine, Jayden, Anisa
Sisters: Twin sister Joan, Jasmine, Marcia (Sharon), Hyacinth Faith, Claudette
Brothers: Luddy, Dennis, Kingsley, Glen, Clive, Pee, Zaviour
In-laws: Blanca, Lancelot, Mary, Barbara, Jennifer, Len, Ronnie, Colleen, Hanif, Hindley, Chucky, Anthony, Latita, Lima, Astrid, Desmond, Yasmine
Local supporters – Dwight, Tara

Her Memorial service will be at the Hansen Desert Hills Chapel, 6500 E. Bell Road, AZ 85254. Phone 480 991 5800 on May 5, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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Condolence from Latita on April 25th, 2018 3:25 pm

Ruddy, Tony, Jeff….Jan was one of the most beautiful women we grew to know, both inside and out. She was kind, soft-spoken, sincere. Always a pleasure to be with. She had such a beautiful, warm smile. Though distance made it hard to be with her often, we will treasure our times together. We will hold on to those memories. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of our Arizona family at
this time. Love, Desmond, Latty & Dacia

Condolence from Victoria Williams on April 25th, 2018 3:36 pm

Janet was truly a saint and my mother-in-love. Her support incaring for those around her was boundless. When illness took away her mobility she took up painting and played her beloved piano with one hand. She went from a meek and mild saint to an often feisty one. I look forward to seeing her in heaven one day when the cares of this world are no longer.

Condolence from Edwin on April 25th, 2018 3:41 pm

While I never met Janet, I can attest to her positive and nurturing influence on her son Tony (Orville). Tony honors his mother in his respect for women and by getting many of us to participate in eliminating Diabetes through Cure De Tour activites. Rest in peace Janet you created a wonderful family.

Condolence from B. Bennett on April 25th, 2018 3:42 pm

I feel your pain but the beautiful memories will live on. She was such a beautiful person, in and out, caring, talented and unassuming. I was indeed blest to have her as my sister-in-law.

Condolence from Alex Blues, Caroline Mackrill on April 26th, 2018 7:26 am

Sincere condolences and much love from Alex Blues and Caroline Mackrill. Wishing all the family peace and happy memories xxx

Condolence from Colin Dacres on April 26th, 2018 8:01 am

My loving and beautiful aunt Janet. May you find peace now, free of pain. I know that you are a radiant star in heaven looking over us right now. Thank you for allowing me to share such great memories with you over the years. You will always be in my heart.

Love always,


Condolence from Nakia Anderson on April 26th, 2018 8:51 am

We may have never met but your my mothers sister so that makes you my aunt my your soul rest in peace and gods perpetual light shine on you my condolences to your family gone but never forgotten.RIP

Condolence from Donna and the Salon Expert staff on April 26th, 2018 9:25 am

I was so blessed to get to meet Janet 27 years ago at the moon valley salon, she incouraged me when I opened my own salon and supported me with such loyalty she was a true friend, a beautiful woman! we were all blessed to have the privilege of knowing her! We all will truly miss her presence and her smile and her laughter and her joy of just getting together, she was a wonderful person our condolences go out to the entire family we know and sympathize your great loss !

Condolence from Lennox Tate on April 26th, 2018 1:07 pm

Jan, (Janet) where do I begin to say you have not left my heart—Seabreeze Avenue?
Yes, Seabreeze is where the memories and history begin to be remembered, (although not forgotten through the years, only reinforce with time and love). The low hanging Julie mangoes that you would watch, anxiously waiting for the mangoes to be tree-ripened, and only for Ruddy; only to be gone missing the next day–I was the on causing them to be missing.
Through the years, you introduced me to Chopin and it reinforced and expanded my appreciation for classical music to this very day because of you.
Jan–rest, rest—Love

Condolence from Daphne Matadial on April 26th, 2018 5:10 pm

Rudd ,my dear cousin you’re beautiful wife Jan is in a better place of peace and happiness with our Lord.

Condolence from Shanta and Ajay Sinha on April 26th, 2018 5:30 pm

Ajay and myself (Shanta) send our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to my dear friend Rudy and the entire family .. A dear soul has been called home .. Her beautiful memories will live forever for anyone who lives she touched .. Stay strong and stay blessed .. Shanta and Ajay Sinha

Condolence from Sanjay Saxena on April 27th, 2018 2:09 am

Jeanette was a wonderfull person and will be missed! Ruchi, Samir and I are blessed we came to know her and Rudy – out interaction with the Williams is a memory we will cherish !

Condolence from Andrew Vassall on April 27th, 2018 11:02 am

Crying will turn into laughter, mourning into rejoicing, and sad reflection into joyful anticipation. Aunt Janet has graduated from this life with graceful and flying colors, much like the ones she applied to the canvas of her paintings.

For God gracing us with this true artist, our gratitude abounds. For the spirit she has shown and sown, we are eternally blessed. She mastered the art of being a daughter, sister, cousin, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, in-law, “in-love”, and friend. This song that she played and sang will never end.

Thankful am I for a vision that I received of her just hours before her departure. She was smiling, running, and jumping. Like the wings of an angelic bird, she spread her arms far apart, displaying the beauty of her glistening white attire.

May this accurate and truthful vision, to all the broken hearts, provide a lasting mend. I’m so thankful for the Way that was provided for us to see her again. This message, to all that have ears to hear, we must continue to send.

Condolence from Joan on April 27th, 2018 2:43 pm

Janet and myself was always close to each other ,so many dreams we have shared laughter and love now I am at a loss for words Her passing have undoubtedly left a empty space in my heart her positive impact on my life will always be cherished my dear Twin Sister may your soul Rest In Peace and light perpetual shine upon you

Condolence from Jenn Tate on April 28th, 2018 5:15 am

I knew Janet most of my life. She was my sister. Since her passing, I have thought about her life and who she was. I know that she was a passionate and a compassionate person–who supported the people she loved with boundless commitment and love. She cared deeply for humanity and railed against social injustices. She loved music, but most of all she loved my brother Rudy, her sons, and grandchildren. A few days ago, I played Ottmar Liebert in my garden so that I could be surrounded by her memory and more importantly her energy. Mom (Phyllis) would always say “Janet is a fighter!” And that she was without question. She lives now in our hearts and memories forever.

Condolence from Selburn(selly) on April 28th, 2018 3:47 pm

Janet I will surely miss your pleasant personality and infectious smile ,there are those whose lives death cannot diminish their love radiates forever in our hearts I will always feel that love in your thoughtfulness ,Thank you so much may your soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon you

Condolence from Joy Gilroy on April 29th, 2018 7:22 am

Janet, I will remember you always. Our journey started in 1967, our friendship grew; we shared weddings our children growing up and so many lasting memories. You are a bright light that will continue to shine in heaven. Love you always.

Condolence from Jasmin Vassall on April 29th, 2018 3:08 pm

My little sister Janet was so dear to me. She was such an important part of my life.
Words cannot adequately express how I am feeling at this time. I cared for her.

Like my other siblings, Janet had her own unique and endearing traits. She was gentle, soft-spoken, kind, and loving. She was a lasting reminder to me of our dear mother who was taken from us at a young age.

We had a lot in common. We shared strong Christian beliefs. In addition to having sons
that were born two hours apart, we shared the same interests in painting, singing, playing the piano, and listening to classical music. I often gaze at the painting she made for me, which is on display at my home.

It was always refreshing to speak with her. I only regret that she lived so far away.
She often spoke of her children and grandchildren and their accomplishments as any proud
grandmother would. She had a strong loving bond with her husband Rudy, which I believe grew even stronger during the trials of her illness, as he was always a great help by her side.

Her illness took a toll on me. I was very heartbroken by what she had to go through,
but I have solace in knowing that God is in control. He allowed me to have a dream that
foretold her passing, a dream that gave warning as well as assurance of His presence.
God rescued her from her plight. It makes me feel better to know that she is now safe
in His arms. I greatly miss her, but I know that I will see her again.

Condolence from Mike Norton on May 2nd, 2018 1:08 pm

Ruddy, our sincerest condolences to you, Jeffrey, Orville and the rest of the family. Thoughts and prayers to keep you all strong and that the wonderful memories live on forever.
Mike, Lynn, Jonathan Norton, Andrea Norton, Barbara “Babs” Martratt & Wally Norton.

Condolence from Lucia Schnitzer on May 4th, 2018 4:51 pm

Dear Jeanette,
You were an influential woman in my life, and we have always had a special connection even after all these years. I have a memory of our first disagreement on how to fold a bed properly. You taught me something new that day and until this day I fold my bed and have taught my children to fold their beds like you taught me that very funny day. I saw how you loved your boys and Rudy with such force and wisdom. How you kept a home filled with the aromas of back home and filled with warmth and elegance. I remember your will to do the unthinkable and always pushing yourself to do more and always learning more. Even until the end you displayed strength and courage. You were truly a beautiful woman simple yet complex with eyes you want to fall in because of its depths. Thank you for loving me and making me feel that I have always been in your heart and prayers. I have missed you and will continue to. May you find peace and comfort in your next journey.

Love you forever,

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