Service


Date:

January 20, 2020

Start Time:

1:00 p.m.

Location:

Union Baptist Church

Address:

1200 McCormick Street,

Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements By:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation


Date:

January 20, 2020

Start Time:

Noon until service time at 1:00

Location:

Union Baptist Church

Address:

1200 McCormick Street

Danessa Williams

***Please Note Service Has Been Rescheduled, Updated times are Now Shown***

 

Danessa Williams, 88, Of Des Moines, Iowa passed on January 9, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Union Baptist Church at 1200 McCormick Street, Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service also at the church. Memorials may be directed to Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines, Iowa.

Danessa Naomi Green was born on June 25, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; she was the daughter of Arthur Lee and Thelma Danessa Green. After graduating from high school she was united in marriage to Deacon Chester Williams. She always enjoyed gospel Music and was blessed to sing with the Harmonetts for many years and was the last surviving member of the group. She was a member of Maple St. Baptist Church where she was the Directress of Gospel, Senior Choir, and Mass Choir for years and on the Usher Board #2. She was an active member of Union Baptist Church where she participated on the Mother’s Board and the Senior Usher Board. Danessa was employed at DMACC, worked as Christmas help at the US Post Office, and worked with Alzheimer patients. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, flowers, crafting, her music and visiting with family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Rebecca (Dewayne) Buchanan; 5 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 27 great-great grandchildren, 1 goddaughter Cynthia Thorne, many nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.

In death Danessa rejoins her parents Arthur and Thelma, husband Chester, and brother Arthur.

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