March 11, 1943 - December 22, 2021

Ana E. Colon

Ana E. Colon was born into this world March 11, 1943 in tropical Rio Abajo, Panama to the late Percival and Ann E. Williams, the last of seven children.  Her father passed away at an early age and her mother raised her along with six siblings in the discipline of the Christian Church.  After graduating Ana migrated to the United States where she met and married George L. Colon, the love of her life.  They first lived in Woodside, NY then moved to Corona, NY. They were the couple to beat in the yearly bowling league! 

Ana loved the Lord and pursued His will for her life in everything that she did.  After leaving her job as a router for a linen service she opened her heart and home to many foster children. She treated them all as if they were her own and they loved and cherished her for it.  Upon the early death of her husband, Ana moved to Baldwin, NY to be closer to her daughter and grandsons whom she loved dearly. God blessed her with the house right next door where she was a total joy to her family.  Because of her passion for caring for children, she continued fostering until the youngest she’d ever taken in (an infant) was returned to his family after two years; she said her heart could no longer handle the separations.   

Ana always had love and compassion for everyone, especially children. She had a radiant sweet smile that would permeate any room. She could make the grumpiest person smile with her charming personality.  She always made everyone feel valued and cherished.  These were the qualities that got her hired on the spot as a School Aide at Brookside Elementary School in Baldwin.  For over 20 years she was affectionately called Ms. Ana by everyone. The children, staff and her coworkers loved her tremendously.   

Although she was the youngest sibling, everyone always turned to her for advice, comfort, encouragement, or an uplifting word.  Family was everything to her, and she showed it in every way possible.  She loved genuinely and unconditionally with all her heart but didn’t put up with any nonsense!  She always warmed hearts, when anyone would say “I love you”, she always responded “I love you more”. Her sense of humor,  love of music, dancing, laughter and especially her cooking will be treasured forever. We have the best family memories to share and keep our hearts comforted and smiling always.   

On December 22, 2021 God called Ana home from labor to reward. 

Ana is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her siblings: Perceval, Joseph, Eugenio and  Johnny Williams, Perlesta Glasgow-James and Roma Regis.  

 

To cherish her memory, Ana leaves her devoted daughter, Patricia; her extra loved grandsons, Darius and Julian; her hearts delight great-grandson, Santana; his dear lovely mother Teare; a host of precious and loved nieces, nephews and godchildren, friends and a loving, supportive church family.

Reposing at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Road, Baldwin, New York on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Funeral Service on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, New York. fullertonfhny.com

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