Aja Rae Williams, 40, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  The celebration of life for Aja Rae Williams will be 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at the Black River American Legion. Burial will be held at a date and time convenient to her family.

Aja passed away Nov. 2, 2022, at Samaritan Medical Center. She was 40 years old.

Born Nov. 27, 1981, in Killeen, Texas, Aja was a daughter to James S. Jr. and Lady E. Williams. She received her early education in Germany, and graduated from Carthage High School in 1999. Following her high school education Aja received both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in sociology from the University of Phoenix.

At the time of her passing, Aja was employed by Northern Regional Center for Independent Living as a New York Connect Liaison.

Aja was always willing to help anyone. Her beautiful smile would, in turn, make you smile. Aja was very dedicated to her two girls, and always put others before herself. She will be missed by her many family members, friends, aunt’s, uncles, cousins, & network of co-workers.

Aja is survived by her daughters, Serenity and Anastaja; and her brothers, David and Aaron.

Aja is predeceased by her mother, Sandra G. (Bradford) Williams.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be made online at reedbenoit.com