Melelini Williams

Friday, June 2, 2006

Melelini "Mele" Williams, 55, of Hayti, Mo., died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Farmington, Mo.

Born April 16, 1951 in American Samoa, a daughter of the late Chief Lemi Soliai-Fugainpaono and Tofi Tu'ulaupua-Fugainpaona, she was a membr of the Bethlehem M.B. Baptist Church, participated in a prison ministry and formerly worked at Quality Cleaners in Hayti.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Williams, Sr.; children, Charles Williams Jr. and wife, Jaime, of Jackson, Mo., Antonette Robinson and husband, Marcus, of Columbia, Mo., Lemi Williams and wife, Angela, of Farmington, Mo., Kanani Guyton and husband, Barry, of Hayti, Alofa Teria Fugaipaona of Topeka, Kan., and Stacey Duckworth of Kennett; brothers and sisters, Figoa Tu'ulaupua Magaui Ta'amale, Selau Ta'amale and Ruta Ta'amale all of American Samoa, Meleane Taito and Lemi S. Fugaipaonio of Honolulu, Hawaii, Sifale Silva of Anchorage, Alaska, Asulu Fugaipaona-Williams of Leavenworth, Kan., and Pale Ta'amale of Auckland, New Zealand; six grandchildren, Corie, Jalen, Iysis, Cameron and Mason Williams and Braeden Guyton.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tofi T. Williams and one sister, Palavale Tu'ulaupua.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, in Faith Temple Church of God in Christ at Hayti with the Rev. Gerald Mitchell officiating.

Cremation followed the services and her ashes are to be taken to American Samoa.

John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of services.