Author signing book on grieving at A Bushel & a Peck on Dec. 23

Author Savannah Williams is signing copies of her book at A Bushel & a Peck on Dec. 23.

There is death all around us, in our families, in our community and on the news. Last year, Savannah Lynn Williams lost her PawPaw, Dedrick ‘Dee’ Bowden, suddenly only four days after her ninth birthday. She was very sad and cried a lot. She wanted to find a way to feel better and memories made her smile. She wants to help others who are going through the same situation by sharing how memories make a difference. This book will appeal to anyone who has lost a loved one. It gives hope that the sad tears can turn into joyful tears. Her book’s illustrator is her cousin, Ibraheem As-Salafee, an 11th grader who plans a career as an illustrator.
Savannah is now ten years old and is in enrichment classes at school. She loves the excitement of the gifted and talented program. She’s been a writer for her intermediate school’s newspaper, a choir member, dance team member and now a pep squad member in middle school. She’s been a cheerleader and loves to play volleyball. She is active in church as the Sunday School secretary, and choir and praise dance ministry member. She wants to be a teacher and help people feel loved and cared for like her PawPaw. He was an Air Force retiree and graduate of Bolivar Central High School and Troy University. He never met a stranger and was kind and encouraging with scripture and song.
Savannah is the daughter of Randal F Williams, II and Angelita N Zapata. Her grandparents are Marjorie Lynn Bowden and the late Dedrick ‘Dee’ Bowden and Randal and Mary Williams, Alejandro Zapata and Kandi Wallace Badgett. Great-grandparents are Charles and Odessa Roberts, WC and Elsie Bowden, Angelita Zapata and the late Fannie Joyce Rodgers, Eli Rodgers and Ralph ‘Bubba Dee’ Williams.
Her book is available at , , Please visit her website at for more information and visit her Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts under ‘Authorsavannahlynnwilliams’.