Dontrae passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 5, 2021 in West Jordan, Utah. Dontrae was just 33 years old.
The handsome son of Don H. Williams and Sharon Lewis was born March 31, 1988 in Compton, CA. Dontrae had many special loved ones who supported him throughout his childhood. He loved his mother, Sharon, and step father, Steve Young, deeply. As a young teenager, Dontrae wanted to join his older brother Josh Williams in Utah where he gained his second set of parents, John and Diane Brown. Dontrae was a proud graduate of Cyprus High School where he played football, basketball and ran track. His athletics continued as he played football at Snow College. He was a devoted football fan and excelled out on the field.
Dontrae leaves behind 2 beautiful daughters, Jaida and Averi Williams. His loving partner, Tiffany Dennison. Both sets of parents. Siblings: Don H. Williams Jr., Josh Williams, Deante’ Lewis, DeDrion Williams, Shandrea Williams, Stevie Young and step siblings: Amie Millar and Wendy Blanton. Grandmother, Louise Williams. In addition to many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Don H. Williams Sr. and his grandmother, Helen Lewis.
Dontrae had unconditional love for his family and friends. He was blessed with countless family, friends and supportive ties throughout his life. He was loved by so many. He had a huge heart and ironically, he’s heart gave out on him. He gave all he could before returning home to the Lord and reuniting with his loved ones on the other side.
Funeral services will be held in Las Vegas, NV on December 3, 2021. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life, November 20, 2021, from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Copper Club Golf Course in Magna, Utah.
Life Story Info
To my Brother Dontrae,
I remember the days where we would play basketball and street football from sun up to sun down when we were kids. Me you and Devi formed a Friendship that was authentic and will always remember as the best childhood.
We would play video games like they were going out of style, ride our bikes everywhere, and look for any competition to test us. We always had fun man.
You were my best friend and still my best friend. You brought out the best in me during our Youth years because you challenged me all the time to be better. I still use that motivation to this day.
I’m sad that we could not reconnect these past years, but you will always be with me. I will see you again my brother. May you Rest In Peace.
I Love you bro.
Happy Thanksgiving Dontrae 🕊❤️
I didn’t get the chance to tell you this before you departed… so I’ll tell you now. I don’t typically use the term “in-law” because it somewhat implies that you were only my brother because I married your brother. Truthfully though, ever since I met your brother DeDrion & he brought me around, you welcomed me with open arms as your sister. We have so many memories & inside jokes shared with you! Like: “How come that ain’t tight?” on the 4th of July… & that one time you, me, Shandrea and Devi were driving back to Vegas after we picked you up in Utah. It was like 3 AM, completely dark, & the car was totally silent. Out of nowhere, you loudly & randomly gave us all your best Ronald Isley impression. 😂 Had all of us in tears & I almost had to pull the car over. That’s the Dontrae I will ALWAYS remember.
Every single member of the Lewis/Williams family (especially my mother-in-love “Nette”, my sister-in-love Tiffany, and our two beautiful nieces Jaida & Averi) PLUS all of Dontrae’s many friends, family, & loved ones out there in Utah have been in my prayers non-stop. It has been extremely tough to even attempt at consoling your brother whom loves and misses you so much, but I promise that I will continue to try.
Please continue to watch over all of us, including your niece Azarra, & your nephew Onyx. Our guardian angel… until we meet again. ❤️
Love always, “Kase” (as you often called me).
It's hard for me to find the right words to say. I never imagined that I would lose you. I don't know how to go thru each day without being able to message you. I know time heals but this may take a long time. I always loved you from the day we met and I will keep loving you. You will always have a place in my heart and I will never ever forget you. We may have had rough times but I never stopped caring and neither did you. Rest in peace my friend and I pray for comfort for everyone. I love you.
Listen, I have lots of nephews that I love and adore but this kid right here…..stole my heart from birth. He’s just like one of my sons.
Of course I didn’t know that the last time I saw him, would be the last time I saw him. And my heart is in pieces, broken, leaking and I know our family will heal but I can’t imagine when. My sister is in agony and I pray for her peace.
I know the Lord don’t make any mistakes, I know He is in control and I have 100% faith in Him but, it hurts down to my soul. Rest Well nephew.
TT will love and cherish your memory always, until I see you again….
I have so many memories of Dontrae. He was like a son to me having lived with me and my family for several years. He was always so chill. I never saw him get mad or upset, he’d just have that grin on his face. We’d talk about and listen to music for hours. He was the best father and Jaida was usually at the house, I love her like a granddaughter. I’ll always cherish these memories. I love you Dontrae and rest in Paradise. ❤️🌻