Patricia Williams Burial Fund-

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Waheedah Shabazz-El
on behalf of Patricia Williams
 PHILADELPHIA, PA
Greetings friends, family and community.  I am Waheedah Shabazz-El, from Philadelphia PA.
I am the Regional Organizing Director for Positive Women's Network-USA, {PWN-USA}. pwn-usa.org 
I am also  the Goodwill Ambassador for Philadelphia FIGHT Community  Health Centers  fight.org and most importantly right now, I am a dear friend of our recently deceased community member, Patricia Williams aka Pattie Cake. 

Patricia Williams has led the PWN-USA-Philly chapter with consistency and integrity since 2014, to be one of the most successful regional chapters of the Positive Women’s Network Organization.     https://www.facebook.com/groups/PWN.Philly.Style/

Patricia  is a graduate of several of Philadelphia FIGHT’S Project Teach Programs; also a graduate of women’s trauma support group called “Still Rising". Patricia’s hard work as a Peer Educator for Philadelphia FIGHT has benifitted many as she was commited  to educating communities living with and vulnerable to contracting HIV.

Friday Nov 4, 2016 our dear Patricia Williams passed away suddenly;  leaving to mourn her loss is her devoted mother, whom she is named after,  3 brothers, 1 sister, several aunts, uncles, neices, nephews, cousins, friends and community members.


I am requesting that our community pull together and support the family as they make final arrangement s for Patricia.  They are genuinely in need our support quickly, and I could think of no more efficient way than helping them to set up this page as a way of collecting your kind words of support  and donations.  

I ask that you please donate generously and what you are able to by Friday Nov 11, 2016.  All donations are set to go directly to Patricia's family.  

This is extremely important to me because Patricia lived her life giving to the community, training and advocating for a better world - free from stigma and discrimination.  I helped mentor and train her myself and I can attest that she was eager to learn and eager to apply all she learned  toward  helping to shape a better world for all marginalized people. 

On behalf of Patricia's family, PWN-USA Philly and myself, I wish to thank you in advance for your kindness. 

I a world of challenges and uncertainty, Patricia lived in the face of it and dared to love in spite of it. 
                          Rest in Power Pattie.






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Update 4
Posted by Waheedah Shabazz-El
4 months ago
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Rest in Power, Patricia Williams
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
On behalf of PWN-USA and the family of Patricia Williams, we would like to thank each of you for your generous outpouring of love and support.

November 7, 2016: Positive Women’s Network – USA is devastated by the sudden loss of our sister, PWN-USA Philadelphia co-chair Patricia Williams, who passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 4.
Patricia, better known to many of her friends as Pattie, is mourned by her devoted mother, for whom she was named, three brothers, one sister, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as many friends and the community.

Patricia lived her life giving to the community, training and advocating for a better world, free from stigma and discrimination.
“I helped mentor and train her myself, and I can attest that she was eager to learn and eager to apply all she learned toward helping to shape a better world for all marginalized people,” says Waheedah Shabazz-El, PWN-USA Regional Organizing Director.

Patricia had extensive connections with the faith community and was a member of the Helping Hands Ministry in her church, helping to feed and clothe the homeless.
She was a graduate of several of Philadelphia FIGHT’s Project Teach Programs. She was also a graduate of a women’s trauma support group called “Still Rising.”
Patricia’s hard work as a peer educator for Philadelphia FIGHT was to educate communities living with and vulnerable to HIV. She provided motivation and encouraged others to build their own capacity to be a part of the fight to eradicate HIV in our lifetime. She was a specialist in teaching HIV prevention and about other sexually transmitted illnesses to disproportionately impacted communities.

Patricia had a keen focus on treatment of HIV education issues. She was also a steadfast member of a 12-step fellowship and was a regular speaker and presenter for We The People, a former community-based organization for people in recovery and with various other social needs.

She was a strong advocate and a firm believer that you must fight for your human rights, “because no one is going to hand them to you on a silver platter.”
Patricia recently was a co-coordinator of a funded project by PWN-USA Philadelphia to address stigmatizing language in HIV and graduated herself and a dozen other community members as Stand Up to Stigma Champions. She led the PWN-USA Philly chapter–one of PWN-USA’s most successful regional chapters–with consistency and integrity since 2014.


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Update 3
Posted by Waheedah Shabazz-El
5 months ago
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Patricia Williams Burial Fund- has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to an incredibly responsive community.

We will continue our fundraiser for one more week, so please continue to spread the word.
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Update 2
Posted by Waheedah Shabazz-El
5 months ago
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Funeral Service Information for Patricia William aka Pattie Cakes:

Saturday Nov 12, 2016 at
St Phillips Baptist Church 2028 N. 6th St
Phila PA 19122 (215) 769-0393

Viewing: 10-11:00am
Funeral Service at : 11:00am

There will be a Re-pass with the family at:
Mt Tabor AEM Church
961 N. 7th St
Phila PA 19123 (215) 574-1310
Re-pass begins at 1:00pm

Thanks to each of you for your kind donations which is helping to make these services possible.

We deeply appreciate if you were to continue to share our request with your networks.

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Update 1
Posted by Waheedah Shabazz-El
5 months ago
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Thank you, each of you for your outpouring of support to the family of our dear sister Patricia Williams, who passed suddenly on Friday Nov 4, 2016.

Our community has been donating without hesitation. You all are outstanding! Every message and every donation you make are humbly appreciated.

We will continue the work Patricia loved; educating and empowering communities to be meaningfully involved in making ours a world where each of is safe and valued.
We encourage you to share this request for support with your networks.
Our momentum is good!
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Mrsproudwife Shabazz
5 months ago

Love u hunny Rest well

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Teresa Sullivan
5 months ago

I feel so fortune to have known a person like Pattie, my life will forever remain more enriched by times we spent together, I will always be proud to call her my sister

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Teresa Sullivan Almeida
5 months ago

Its the day before I have to say my final farewell to my dearest friend Pattie, words can't express my sorrow that I will no longer hear her voice, her laugh and her calling me at 6am in the morning to ask was I wake, I would reply I/m woke now Pattie. Her early calls were and way of saying sister can talk awhile. Rest In Power Pattie Cakes.

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$3,226 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 74 people in 5 months
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Created November 5, 2016
Waheedah Shabazz-El  
on behalf of Patricia Williams
$300
Andrea Johnson
5 months ago

The GUCDII Family and I are deeply sadden by all that has happened. We loved our Pattiiecakes

$25
Shyronn Jones
5 months ago

LOVE Y❤U SISTAR

AS
$50
Andrew Spieldenner
5 months ago
SS
$50
Suzy Subways
5 months ago
$50
Anonymous
5 months ago
CH
$100
Colleen Hansbury
5 months ago
JF
$20
Jessica Falcon
5 months ago
$25
Linda Knight Stewart
5 months ago

My heart is with you. Peace Be Still. Patsy I love you and your family

GC
$50
Gerald Caliman
5 months ago

This is Asha's friend Gerald and I am big supporter of PWN-Philly. Patricia's family has my sincere condolences.

$100
Barbara Bungy
5 months ago

May Patricia's sweet and beautiful soul rest in peace!

Mrsproudwife Shabazz
5 months ago

Love u hunny Rest well

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Teresa Sullivan
5 months ago

I feel so fortune to have known a person like Pattie, my life will forever remain more enriched by times we spent together, I will always be proud to call her my sister

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Teresa Sullivan Almeida
5 months ago

Its the day before I have to say my final farewell to my dearest friend Pattie, words can't express my sorrow that I will no longer hear her voice, her laugh and her calling me at 6am in the morning to ask was I wake, I would reply I/m woke now Pattie. Her early calls were and way of saying sister can talk awhile. Rest In Power Pattie Cakes.

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