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Obituary: Marlette Williams, certified registered nurse anesthetist, 48

Marlette Williams
Marlette Williams

Marlette Williams, a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in St. Louis. She was 48.

“Marlette served our country as a soldier and was an exemplary CRNA,” said Michael Avidan, MBBCh, FCASA, Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology and Head of the Department of Anesthesiology.

“Her untimely and tragic death is felt keenly by many whose lives she touched, including clinician colleagues as well as the thousands of patients she cared for and helped over the years. For those who did not have the pleasure of knowing Marlette, she was a remarkable person, a dedicated and talented CRNA, and a human being with tremendous optimism and joie de vivre.”

Our department conveys its deep condolences to the many people who loved Marlette deeply and whose lives she impacted so positively.

Marlette is survived by her daughters; Khia Cymone Williams, Fallon Denae Williams, Logan Marie Bruni, all of O’Fallon, MO, step-son Donte’ Williams of North Carolina, and sister Nichole Watson, Milwaukee, WI.  She is also survived by her mother, Marva J. Foy Woody, and her companion Terry L. Gosa of Columbia, S.C. Additionally, Marlette is survived and cherished by her caring and loving fiancé Jacob E. Bruni and daughter Addison, his mother Nora Bruni, sister, Gina Jackson and her son Peter Jackson.

In lieu of flowers – planters or donations may be made to the March of Dimes or the charity of your choice.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 1-5 p.m., with a memorial service at 5 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO.

Read Marlette’s full obituary here.