Teresa Krystyna Williams, of Norwalk, loving wife and mother of two children passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the age of 43 after a long, courageous battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer at Taylor House in Des Moines.
The family will be having a small, private gathering on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
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Teresa William's Life Story
On Thursday, December 17, 2020, Heaven gained another beautiful angel. Teresa Williams (Conner), loving wife and mother of two children passed away at the age of 43 after a long, courageous battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Teresa was born on August 28, 1977 in Pella, Iowa to William (Bill) and Debra (Debby) Conner (Stewart) of Lovilia, Iowa. On September 23, 2006, she married Randy Williams. In 2007 their son Conner was born and their family was complete with the birth of their daughter Emery in 2012.
Teresa’s diagnosis never defined her. She always had that bright, ornery smile and positive attitude that could just light up a room whenever she entered it. Teresa enjoyed crocheting, razzing her husband of 14 years with her typical snarky wit and most importantly she loved being a mother to Conner and Emery. She would be in the stands cheering on Conner as he played football and watching Emery dance. Her favorite moments were surrounded by her family, making memories for her children, and making sure they knew each day how much she loved them. There was an ongoing sibling joke amongst Teresa and her two sisters and brother that she was actually the favorite of the family. She was fun, unpredictable, and often played the role of referee when her two sisters butted heads…even though sometimes she would poke the bear just to have a little bit of extra fun. Her faith never wavered and she always trusted in God’s plan for her. Her belief was that she was a breast cancer THRIVER and not just a fighter. Through her six-year journey, she always kept that same, positive attitude and kept her focus on what was important to her, her family.
Teresa is preceded in death by her grandparents, Paul and Elizabeth Stewart and Clyde and Margaret Conner. She is survived by her husband, Randy Williams, her two children, Conner and Emery Williams, her parents, William and Debra Conner, her siblings Heidi (Lance) Bell, Luke (Magdalena) Conner, Caitlin (Joshua) DeMoss, and her nieces and nephew, Riley Bell, Hadley Bell and Liam DeMoss.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks to make a donation to Randy and the kids to assist with the medical expenses incurred throughout Teresa’s journey. You may also wish to support the Pink Tractor Foundation in honor and memory of Teresa, who was an advocate and recipient.
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