Our beloved, Aniyah Monèt Williams transitioned on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home; she was 12 years old. Aniyah was born to Angela Nicole Haywood and Quincy Monte Williams Jr., on August 1, 2010, in Kansas City, MO.
Aniyah most recently attended Barry Middle School in North Kansas City as a 6th grader with her favorite subject being English and Language Arts with teacher, Ms. Shoup. Throughout her short yet impactful life she partook (some for short spurts) in a host of activities: gymnastics, soccer, track, but most importantly, dance. Aniyah was a dancer of all genres and at any time or place, she’d be down to hit a little jig.
Besides dancing, some of her most-loved past times included: random dates with her PaPa Anthony, swimming with her cousins, spa days, running errands with her Auntie Erika, spending time with her Aunt Nae Nae, skating, an exciting karaoke night (where things can go from 0 to 100 real quick- in the best way), and being in the presence of family and friends. In addition to her given name, she was mainly known as “Niy” and “Niy Pie.” The connotation of her name is “God was gracious.” Aniyah impacted the lives of so many and was the epitome of love with no conditions. She accepted Christ into her life and proudly encouraged others to join in on her journey. A scripture she loved most is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” – KJV. She will be missed beyond measure.
She is survived by her parents: Angela Haywood and Quincy Williams, Jr.; grandparents: (maternal) Anthony and Saundra Haywood, (paternal) Quincy Williams, Sr., and Kimberly Williams; siblings: Gracen Briscoe-Williams, and Quincy Williams, III; her dog, Astro; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and church members.
She is preceded in death by her cousin, Sheybeon Wyatt-Thompson and best friend, Avery Juarez.
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