Ilona Gertrude Liesbeth Williams, a beacon of love and light, graced this world with her presence on November 18, 1957, in Berlin, Germany, born to Manfred Erich and Inge Berta (Kretschmann) Hensel. With a heart full of warmth and kindness, she touched the lives of many until her peaceful passing in Killeen, Texas, on May 14, 2023.
Ilona's life was a testament to the power of love, as she devoted herself wholeheartedly to her family. She was the proud and loving mother of Terence Williams of San Antonio, Antony Hensel of Georgia and Denise Clark of Killeen. Her love extended to her cherished grandchildren – Matthew Williams, Bryan Hardaway, Khristopher Hardaway, Terence Williams, Jr., Vivian Williams, Amelia Williams, and Arthur Williams – who brought immeasurable joy to her life.
As the core of her family, Ilona's love knew no bounds. She relished in the simple pleasures of life, such as spending precious moments with her grandchildren and watching her favorite TV shows. Her passion for animals was evident in the love she showered upon her dog babies, Lady and Chloe.
Ilona's loving and kind nature was a magnet that drew people to her. She had the uncanny ability to make everyone feel welcome and at ease in her presence.
As we celebrate Ilona's remarkable life, let us honor her memory by emulating her loving and kind spirit, spreading warmth and light wherever we go.
In our hearts, Ilona Gertrude Williams will forever be remembered as a loving mother, doting grandmother, and loyal friend.
Private family services for Ilona will be held at a later date.
Her unwavering kindness and generosity will continue to inspire us, and her memory will live on in the love we share with those around us. Rest in peace, dear Ilona – your light will never be extinguished, and the love you gave will continue to warm our hearts for eternity.