Malakah Williams transitioned on November 7, 2020 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. Malakah was born on May 21, 1966 Brooklyn, NY to Louise Hollomon-Brewer and Freddie Brewer and adopted at 5 years old by her Aunt Estelle (Mom) and Harold Greene (Dad). She spent a lot of her childhood going back between Brooklyn and her family’s hometown of Bishopville, South Carolina where she was nurtured by her Grandmother Dessie Holloman. She went to school in both locations and eventually graduated from Erasmus Hall High school in Brooklyn. She continued her education in college and attained her Associates Degree from The University of South Carolina. She has always been a protector and nurturer to her siblings, she took that mothering spirit and extended it to other family members, friends and eventually her own children.
In 1993 Malakah met the love her life and would later become the beloved wife of Basheer Shabazz-Williams on June 30, 1996. This love, Black Love, a true example of commitment, dedication compassion and hard work, fueled her already burning desire to create memories, of and for a lifetime. Malakah is a force of nature, creative in all ways: the way she cooked, baked, designed and created clothes, styled hair, planned and organized special events. Everyone she met was left with a lasting impression, and she made such an impact with her larger than life personality. She had an incredible knack for making everyone feel special and valued. Also having such an immense pride in her culture and with a strong sense of self as Black Woman of Southern roots, she became a Community Activist, Mentor, Teacher, and Entrepreneur. Malakah loves nature and is spiritually connected with all parts of it. During her spiritual development she took her Shahadah and became a committed Muslim. Malakah became the proud owner of Bash! Boutique Events & Organic Cakery, as a natural entrepreneur she was extremely skilled in her craft. Her love and devotion to her 5 children, surpassed anything her husband could imagine. She raised them courageously; homeschooling them, introducing them to the arts, developing their curiosity and drive towards entrepreneurship, teaching the importance of home ownership and legacy. She considered music a gift, with Billie Holiday singing for the soundtrack of her life.
Survived to honor her memory are her loving husband and soulmate Basheer Shabazz- Williams and her children EJaaz, Kianna Angel and Ziya Shabazz-Williams, nephews raised as sons, Jamel and Steven Holloman; her mother Estelle Greene; Sisters and Brothers; Brenda, Michael, Jacqueline, Adrienne, Harold (Happy) Jr., Natalie, and Eric; Grandchildren; Makai, Amari and Sadie; and large amount of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, good friends and community members. She follows those ancestors transitioned before, her Grandmother Dessie, Grandfather Bush; Birth Parents Louise and Freddie; Father Harold; and Sisters Lisa and Crystal.
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