Micah Jay Williams was born on November 20, 2018, with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a heart defect in which the left part of the heart is underdeveloped and requires three open heart surgeries. Despite the devastating diagnosis, Micah recovered from the first two surgeries and thrived. He lived a very happy life for 8 months and made a huge impact on his community through his strength, smile, and joy. He had the most beautiful blue eyes, kissable cheeks, and bashful smile. He enjoyed laughing at his 3.5 year old brother, Chandler, who absolutely adored him. Although he was doing extremely well, he took a dramatic and sudden turn on August 6, 2019. Though everything was done to save him, his heart condition ultimately took his life. He will forever live in the hearts of his family, friends, and an entire community who have supported him on this journey.
He is survived by his mom and dad-Ryan and Melanie Williams, brother-Chandler Williams, paternal grandparents-John and Sharon Williams, maternal grandparents-Norman and Teresa Sullivan, Aunt Brittany Hogan (Johnathan Hogan), Uncle Josh Sullivan (Helen Sullivan), Uncle Jordan Sullivan, Uncle Josh Williams (Jess Eaton), cousin- Ethan Hogan, paternal great grandparents-Jack and Bonita Williams, Sharon and Graydon Pitts, maternal great grandparents-Robert Sullivan, Anita Butler, and countless other family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Pace. Burial will be held in Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home of Milton directing.
Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Micah’s memory by making a donation to support the Congenital Heart Center at UF Health. The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit houses the Congenital Heart Center, and gifts to the following fund will benefit patient care and support to the families of this unit: PCICU Comfort Fund. Gifts may be mailed to UF Health Office of Development, P.O. Box 100386, Gainesville, FL 32610, or can be made online at giving.ufhealth.org/pcicu *Please indicate on your gift that it is directed to UF Health and that it is in memory of Micah Williams.