Memories of Mommy in the Cruel April Snow

By Hettie V. Williams

Mom at age 20 in 1963

I have known unimaginable grief in the last few weeks having lost three family members in less than two months (including both parents and one of my Aunts); but, the death of my Mom Gloria, on April 8 of this year, is the greatest loss I have ever experienced. Mom died after a short but valiant battle with a rare form of endometrial cancer. She was always a fighter but…

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Dr. Hettie V. Williams

Hettie V. Williams is currently an Associate Professor of African American History at Monmouth University. She is the author/editor of five books.