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For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2015
Media Contact:
Melonie Burke

Transit facility renaming will honor Katrena Williams

Katrena Williams

Katrena Williams

(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – Miami-Dade Transit’s Materials Management Building will be renamed in memory of a longtime Miami-Dade Transit worker who died last year in a tragic fire that also took the lives of her two children.

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime will help rededicate the building, located at 3401 NW 31st Street, as the Katrena Williams Materials Management Building on Thursday, March 26 at 10 a.m.  Members of the Board of County Commissioners, Transit Director Ysela Llort, Deputy Mayor Alina Hudak, and Williams’ family members, friends and co-workers will participate in the ceremony.

On May 21, 2014, Katrena Williams, 42, and her two children, Makayla Williams, 12, and Vincent Williams Jr., 3, died of smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in their northwest Miami-Dade home while they were sleeping.  Williams, a Miami-Dade Transit employee for 17 years who was known for her kind and caring demeanor toward her colleagues, worked as a bus stock clerk at the building that will bear her name. She is survived by her husband Vincent Williams Sr., who works for Miami-Dade Transit as a rail structural repair worker.

“Katrena Williams made an impact on everyone who worked with her. As we mourn her tragic death and that of her two children, we also honor her memory,” said Chairman Jean Monestime, who sponsored the resolution to rename the transit facility. 

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime
Members of the Board of County Commissioners
Transit Director Ysela Llort
Deputy Mayor Alina Hudak
Family members, friends and co-workers of Katrena Williams
Katrena Williams Materials Management Building naming ceremony
March 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
3401 NW 31st Street