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Trijaun Cortez Williams

  • "Dear Ruth and family, I am very sorry to hear about the..."
    - Janiece Williams
  • "I miss you Trijaun. Rest in peace. I love you Great..."
    - Ruth Davis
  • "Ruthie We cannot tell you how saddened we were to hear of..."
    - Rich and Deb Shade
  • "RWG Trapn you gone be missed lil cuz homies ... My prayers..."
  • "Don't know what I can say except how sorry I am. My prayers..."

Trijaun Cortez Williams, age 17, of Homestead, Pa. and formerly of Erie, died at home on Monday, April 21, 2014.

He was born in Erie on January 8, 1997, a son of Chris Williams and the former Trinese Hosey.

He was a senior at Steel Valley High School near Pittsburgh.

Trijaun enjoyed dancing, laughing, cracking jokes, fashion, sports, eating, and kicking it with his brothers.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Vincent Clinton and his granddad, Louis Watford.

Trijaun is survived by his dad, Chris Williams and his wife, Cassandra; and his mom, Trinese Hosey-Lopez and her husband, David; a brother, Cashmier Williams; a sister, Christazia Williams; his paternal grandmother, Esther Williams; his paternal grandfather, John Wells; paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Davis; uncles, Gary Williams, wife, Abby, Greg Williams, wife, Melane, Jason Wells, Antoine Wells, Maurice Williams, wife, Mandy, John Wash Clinton, Baby John Wells, all of Erie, Pa.; and Trijaun's girlfriend, Chyna Walker of Pittsburgh, Pa. Also survived by aunts, Rashima Williams, wife, Geisha of Baltimore, Md., Leoni Wells of Richmond, Va., Melissa Wells and Isbella Wells, both of Erie; his maternal grandmother, Levetta Hosey of Erie; great-grandmother, Mary Hosey, Indianapolis, Ind.; aunt, Cedrese Hosey of Indianapolis; great-aunts, Valetta Hosey of Pittsburgh, Shelia Bryant and husband, Ellis, Chequeta Thomas and Tikedra Thomas, both of Indianapolis; cousins: Tashina Hosey, Tireal Wheeler, Tayvon Hosey, all of Pittsburgh, Shaela Bryant of Indianapolis, Alexandra Williams, Aletha Flemming, Malik Stallworth, Nafese Stallworth, Alim Stallworth, Gary Williams, Eli Williams, Jahmir Gavin, Brandy Thomas, Jaleyah Williams and Zha'mora Williams, all of Erie.

Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 602 West Tenth Street, Erie, PA 16502 on Monday, from 2:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. and are invited to services there on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family care of Burton Funeral Home. Send condolences at

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Burton Funeral Homes - Downtown Erie
602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502
(814) 454-4551
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 27, 2014