Shawanda “Won” Williams

Published 2:30 pm Friday, December 18, 2020

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Shawanda Sha’Da “Won” Williams was born on July 6, 1987, in Bogalusa to Precious Williams and Alex Myres. She departed this earthly life in the early hours of Dec. 10, 2020, at the age of 33.

Shawanda joined Superior Baptist Church at an early age. She was educated in the Bogalusa City School System.

She was a very loving and caring young lady; she loved her children, family and friends immensely.

Shawanda was employed at Maximus but she was also an entrepreneur. Explosive Colors was her business and she loved making people beautiful.

Her memories will forever live in our hearts.

She leaves to cherish her memories: six children, Kwame A. Amar Jr., Sheliah S. Amar, Jamari A. Mark, Akira Jamaya Mark, Yezzamyne A. Mark and Camella S. Mark; her mother and father, Precious N. Williams and Alex Myres; her step-father, Jimmy Adams; three brothers, Alex D. Williams, Abryant D. Williams and Michael J. James; one sister, Josie Adams; four aunts, Quan (Travis) Heart, Skyler Jackson, Margaret Myres and Sinatra Scott; two uncles, William Jackson Jr. and Johnny Myres; some special cousins, Patricia, Anthony, Jazz and Tangie Scott; and her sister friends, Kera Williams, Tonya Powell, Jalissa Reese and Kashonda Moses.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, William Jackson and Shelia Diane Williams and Donald Ray Adams.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until the time of the service. The Rev. Stanley Nathaniel will be officiating. Interment will be in the Bogalusa Cemetery.

Cook-Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at