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Starla Lynn Williams

August 8, 1985 — January 22, 2024

Colonial Heights

Starla Lynn Williams, 38, of Colonial Heights, Virginia, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024. She was a proud tribal member of the Potawatomie Indian Tribe, her Indian name being Nanimowe Kwe, meaning “Coyote Woman”. Starla was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on August 8, 1985. She is preceded in death by her mother, Sherry Lynn White Williams; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Marylyn Williams; maternal grandparents, Harry and Fran White; and natural grandfather, Earl Campbell. 

 Starla was employed for Wawa as a manager for over 10 years. She loved to dance and listen to music. Most importantly, she loved her family and will be missed immensely by all who knew her. 

 She is survived by her beloved daughter, Shyanna Lynn Linder; her father, James K. Williams, Sr.; stepmother, Terry Williams; brother, James K. Williams, Jr.; her significant other, Albert Linder; grandmother, Ann Campbell; stepsisters and brothers, Dawn Raia (Dominic), Donna Tillett (Mike), Liz Lands (Alex), and Carl Flinn (Megan); and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members, and friends. The family would also like to kindly thank Laura Fernandez-Collius and Rhonda Hickman of Hospice of Virginia, for the loving care and compassionate support they have given to Starla and the family. 

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes, 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a GoFundMe account created by Starla's family for her daughter, Shyanna Linder, to go towards an educational fund.https://www.gofundme.com/f/starla-williams?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet-first-launch&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer

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