Marshawna Yasmine Williams
Outfit was planned, but never worn
She kept the colors of her dress for Thomas Jefferson High School’s homecoming dance a secret. Would it be silver and purple — her favorite colors? None of her classmates would ever find out.
She had a mother, father and six siblings. She was in her junior year and played on her school’s softball team. She is described as having a “million-dollar smile.” “She was never negative,” her friend Jazzalyn Wiseley said.
Marshawna Yasmine Williams, 16, was shot dead by an unknown suspect on Sept. 19, 2018, on Clover Ave in Rockford, Illinois.