Sheila D. Williams
Oct 29, 1956 - May 5, 2014
Sheila Denise Williams-White was born in San Francisco, California on October 29, 1956 to Joshua J. Williams and Norris Jean Williams who both preceded her in death. She was called home to heaven on May 5th, 2014 at the age of 57, where she was greeted with open arms by her parents, brother Tony, and multiple aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.
Sheila grew up in Daly City, California, where she attended Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and went on to graduate from Jefferson High School. As a teenager Sheila enjoyed swimming and horseback riding and developed a love of music. While working in a local record shop, Sheila met her future husband Bruce White, whom she went on to marry in July of 1981. Sheila moved to Sacramento in 1984 where she gained an extended family and developed relationships that lasted throughout her lifetime. Sheila worked in retail sales for several years and went on to work for the state of California at he Franchise Tax Board.
Sheila’s greatest joy was her relationship with her children Jason Jones and Jevette Salinas and the time that she spent with them and her grandchildren, Jayland Salinas,Julian Salinas, and Joshua Jones. For Sheila, family was not just about biology. She opened her heart to act as a second mom to Crystal Guevara and a grandmother to Leah Baumgarte. Sheila is lovingly remembered and will be dearly missed by her family, and also by her brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Brenda DeJean, sister and bother-in-law, Janice and Henry Duvall Sr. and sister Linda Williams. Sheila leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving ex-husband and dear friend Bruce White, daughter-in-law Shayla Baumgarte,son-in-law Jorge Salinas, nephews Henry Duvall Jr., David Duvall, Brandon Duvall, Ashaki Boelter and nieces Joyce Yabusaki and Monica Goss. She also leaves behind one aunt,
Theresa Wayne and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Sheila always provided a shoulder to lean on and words of comfort and wisdom for those in need. We will forever treasure her honesty, embrace her strength, and bathe in the warmth of her love.
We Celebrate her life and thank God every day for the pleasure of placing her in ours.