Birth Name: Jessica Renee Williams
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 31, 1989
Jessica Williams is an American actress and comedian.
A DNA test traced some of her mother’s ancestry to the Bamileke people of Cameroon.
Jessica’s maternal grandfather is Raymond Reynolds (the son of Arthur Eugene Reynolds, Jr. and Hazel Pauline Raiford). Raymond was born in Florida. Arthur was the son of Arthur Eugene Reynolds, Sr. and Florence B. Britt. Hazel was the daughter of Gilbert Winford Raiford and Mary Bell Stanley/Ingram.
Jessica’s maternal grandmother was Marsha Annette Strickland (the daughter of Alonzo C. Strickland, Jr. and Thelma Mack). Marsha was born in Ohio. Alonzo was the son of Alonzo Strickland, Sr. and Bessie Glass. Thelma was the daughter of Spencer Mack and Delia Florence Hilliard.
Sources: Genealogy of Jessica Williams (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Jessica’s maternal grandmother, Marsha Annette (Strickland) Reynolds – https://www.legacy.com
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