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March 26, 1965 ~ April 15, 2021 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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Tracy Renee Saunders was born on March 26, 1965 to the late Earl and Sandra Williams in Newark, New Jersey.
She was educated in Newark, New Jersey where she attended Maple Avenue Elementary School, Project Link and Saint Vincent Academy. Tracy was active in summer youth programs and was a member of The Leaguers, Inc. After graduating High School, Tracy’s natural beauty and passion for fashion landed her on the runway, modeling in fashion shows and networking with local designers. Her warm personality served her well as she spent several years working in the Hotel and Hospitality Industry. Tracy’s desire to care for others led her to pursue a career in the medical field. She began her medical career as a Phlebotomist and later went on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Tracy worked for Interim Health Care for thirteen years and Bayada Home Health Care from December 2006 until August 2020 when her health no longer permitted.
On November 15, 2000 Tracy married the love of her life, the late Andre Saunders, whose beloved memory she held close to her heart.
Tracy was a member of Agape House of Worship in Roselle, New Jersey. Her Faith and walk with God were very important to her and she raised her sons to share in her beliefs.
Tracy was also known to her friends as Naimah; She was known for her impeccable style, beautiful smile, fun loving and outgoing personality. Family and friends enjoyed being around her. She had a huge heart and loved her family. She had a special love for her nieces and nephews, whom she affectionately referred to as her grandchildren. She was truly loved, and we will forever cherish her memory in our hearts.
After a long illness and courageous fight, Tracy entered eternal rest on April 15, 2021. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, who she adored and considered her greatest accomplishments, Izaiah Deshawn Williams-Winston and Elijah DeAndre Saunders; aunts Mattie Flakes, Carolyn McLean, Mary Clark-Petty and Trena Williams; uncles Ashville Williams, Jr. and Reginald Petty; brothers Pete Williams and Troy Williams; sisters Erica Williams (Tyrone), Sabrina Beyah and Taihisha Jenkins; special cousins Iesha Durant, Raheem Durant, Leslie Velez, Sydney Flakes, John Flakes, Jr., Raqeeb Green, Rahman Abdullah, Rhunell Evans, Tony Flakes, Mahmud Abdullah, Lawanta Isom and Collin Flakes; nephews Troy Sanders, Faheem Williams, Fashad Hicks, Tyrone Williams, Jr., Ibn Beyah and Makhi Williams; nieces Zaniyah Sanders, Aliyah Ware and Amara Williams; special daughter Nahshira McKay; god-sons Sharod Christopher-Crosby and Wajid Branch and a host of family and friends. Tracy was also preceded in death by her beloved Grandparents Otis and Willie Mae McLean and Ashville and Hattie Williams.