Friday, April 6, 2018

Remembering Lexus Shantelle Williams - April 11 Event

Family, friends and members of the Vol State community are remembering Lexus Shantelle Williams. The Vol State student was shot and killed recently in Gallatin. Police have taken her husband into custody. They said Williams was gunned down in her car, in front of her children, aged two and three. They escaped without serious injury. The death of any student is heartbreaking, but it is especially so given these circumstances.

Lexus was a Pre-Nursing major. She started at Vol State in 2015 and has been a TRIO Student Support Services student.

“She was bright, warm and friendly,” said TRIO director, Andrea Boddie. “She was excited about nursing and getting her degree. In the three years I knew her she always had a positive outlook on life and never complained. She was a very sweet person.”

“She had the most beautiful smile,” said fellow student Keonya Milam. “She was my classmate last year in Anatomy and Physiology and we became friends. She was the sweetest person you could ever know. If she was going through something you would never know, because she always had a smile on her face. She loved her kids.”

Lexus is survived by Wisdom Journey Williams and Israel Lamontez Williams.

“She talked about her children all the time,” said student Kimanese White. “She loved them so much, would do anything for them. Becoming a nurse was a way for her to be able to give them more. Every decision she made was for the betterment of her kids.”

An event will be held to remember Lexus Shantelle Williams at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 in the Duffer Plaza on the Gallatin campus. Participants are encouraged to wear blue, as it was reportedly her favorite color.

1 comment:

Missy Jackson said...

My daughter and I watched this tragedy unfold in front of our home. We are deeply shakened and extremely saddened by this loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to these families and all involved.