Sherri Williams is the CEO/Founder of the Sols Writing Center in Knoxville,TN. She had 2 children to die suddenly in her young adult life. Her son died from an undetected heart & liver defect that was never detected in his early life.Her daughter was found dead at a daycare providers home & had been deceased for over 3 hours when the paramedics arrived along with her & her family. After all this kind of pain in her life, Sherri still had passion and dreams to sing and become a published Author.
In 1994 , Sherri began again to write poetry and music. As hurtful as all this was to bare, Sherri continued to release her pain from within,which singing has always motivated her to do something.While broken on the inside & having the mindset to still raise her oldest & only son J'Markus.
Sherri began traveling & speaking in Michigan, Virginia Beach, Canada, Atlanta,GA and Kentucky. She worked with various artist and producers such as; George Pierce of UBU Productions, Bernard Terry of Silver Sun Productions, Jeff Lober in the Pacific Palasades in California even Dave Rosas from EMI Records in 1996. Sherri was able to meet Teddy Riley and open for various artist such as; MC Lyte, Intro, Frankie Beverly & Maze, UNLV and 95 South just to name a few. Sherri left her hometown to chase her dreams but The Root of her Pain was deep.
After the birth of her 4th child Jalen in 1999 , she was told he would be Autistic, be Language Impaired & have ADHD. Once again she was challenged to put her dreams and visions aside to assist her son in anyway she could. As her Faith would have it, Sherri and her son began singing , dancing and speaking about youth and their abilities and not their disabilities. Sherri rededicated her life to Christ in 2008 and her son was delivered from these disabilities at a homeless shelter named The Joy Baker Center on Broadway, in Knoxville,TN. Their life began to change and their testimoy was released.
Her oldest son had to went to prison through no fault of his own and the justice system let him down. Her son being locked up for that short period of time gave her the idea to get a motivational and informational magazines to those who need inspiration and motivation to live, to laugh, to love continuously no matter their situation of Life.
In 2010,Sherri partnered with the Literacy Imperative, a nonprofit 501 c(3) organization that helped her to start a program called Bless the Mic events.These events allowed her to speak on the mic about her Situations of Life stories, which empowered and encourage others with singing songs of inspirations, rap artist, spoken word artist anlong with dancers and special guest speakers.
Sherri worked with Nate Evans of the Temptations Revue and former Impressions singer and recorded a motivational Cd with 18 tracks with Kevin Dixson of North South Productions here in Knoxville,TN. Kevin is originally from Detroit, Michigan and worked on the music scene with various artist such as; Anita Baker, The Winans and many, many more. Sherri Williams' cd is NOW Available nationwide on Itunes, Amazon and CdBaby.
Sherri is a member of Honey Rock Victorious Church in Knoxville, Tn under Apostle Jerry Upton. She was Licensed as an Evangelist in September of 2013, just one of her many, many accomplishments since the Blessings over her children & her Life.
In 2014, Sherri was called by God to launch Sols Magazine Inc. Enterprises and Writing Center. A facility where she and the community could gather and accomplish their dreams and goals and get it done. A facility that will offer workshops and mentoring camps to the youth and adults in the community that will bridge the gap of literacy and job skills and the lack there of.
Sherri is a self book publishing author. She is the editor in Chief and has her younger son Jalen and various writers who submit various story ideas and are apart of our community committe ,which help with the brainstorming of our quarterly books and motivational brochure topics.
They will focus on bringing you stories that will empower you to trust your Faith and give those who want to share their stories an outlet. This magazine will be offered quarterly in the months of;
March ~June~ September~ December
Their mission is to get these brochures in the hands of those in prison, jail, shelters, juvenile facilities and those families who have deceased children. God placed all this heartache on her to be a vessel for those who will need transparency with their situations in life.
No one will Ever know how you feel, but to have someone who you can talk to that has been down that dark road can make it easier to vent and cry.
Sherri Williams is that person.
Sherri has totally Let go and is letting God guide her & her children so that her story will encourage our government, celebrities , ministries and organizations to sponsor these brochures to those who need motivation to have faith, belief, hope and be encouraged to write, to sing, to pray and to believe that We can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. Phil 4:13.