Baby Brycen Ty’Meir Williams

Published 8:19 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Baby Brycen Ty’Meir Williams was born on March 13, 2015, weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces, at 12:57 a.m. in Norfolk. “Bryce” or “Chocolate Drop,” as we called him, gained his wings on March 18, 2016. Although his time here on earth was short, the impact on everyone he came in contact with was beyond remarkable.



Brycen was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Edna Johnson, and grandfather, James Williams.

Brycen attended Lady Bug class at The Children’s Center Early Head Start. He was very well known as the “Facebook Baby,” and his contagious smile would brighten up anyone’s day.

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Brycen leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Latasha Dickens Wilson; his father, Toney Williams, both of Suffolk; three sisters, Shanell Mosley (Scottie) and Shanay Williams, both of Emporia, and devoted sister, Harmoni Jean, of Suffolk; three brothers, Derrell Williams, of Emporia, and devoted brothers, Madsen Jean Jr. and Semaj Cobb; his maternal grandparents, Mrs. Patricia Porter and Mr. Eric Porter, both of Suffolk; maternal great-grandmother; Mrs. Delois Driver, of Suffolk; two nieces, Sinia Mosley and Malaysia Edwards, both of Emporia; two nephews, Armani Joseph and Chase Rouse, both of Emporia; aunts, Melisa Boone (Troy), Whitney Wilson (Donald), of Suffolk, Sandra Johnson, Janice Williams, Mary Williams, Debra James (Willie), all of New York; uncle and godparents, Toreanno Marshall (LaCretia), of Suffolk; uncles, Charles Williams, Jeremiah Williams, Jeremy Williams, all of New York, Jose Williams and Landell Williams, both of Massachusetts; godmother, Antwanette Knight, of Suffolk; godsisters, Kari Nolan, Jayla Knight, Tonisha White, all of Suffolk, and Alaysia Riddick, of Newport News; godbrothers, Toreanno Marshall Jr. and Elijah Askew, both of Suffolk; god-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Batts Sr., of North Carolina; god-uncle, Patrick Batts Jr. (Archinda); god-aunt, Yolanda Batts, both of North Carolina; special friends, Marquisha Barner, Linda Coombe, Christina Grady and Frances Brookins, all of Suffolk; and a host of cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles, cousins, family and friends.

Baby Brycen’s visitation will take place from 3 to 7 p.m., and a wake service will take place from 7 to 8 p.m., on Friday, March 25, at the funeral home. A celebration of life service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at First Baptist Church of Franklin, and he will be entombed at Carver Memorial Cemetery.

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Professional services are entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home Inc.