2008-10-02 / Obituaries


Roy Lee Williams, 50, of Boston, Mass. died Sept. 18, 2008.

He was a native of Jackson.

He was a 1976 graduate of

Jackson High

School. He was a member of St. Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years. He attained the rank of first sergeant and received a number of medals and commendations. He had been stationed in Korea. He was employed at East Boston High School as first sergeant of the Junior ROTC and coach of the girl's volleyball team. He was also a member of the board of directors of the ABCD Board in Boston. He received his degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix in 2005. After moving to Boston, he joined Metropolitan Baptist Church in Dorchester, Mass.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Joyce Williams, Boston, Mass.; three sons, Kevin Lowe, Anniston, Roy Lee Williams Jr., Fayetteville, N.C., Kevin Williams, Boston, Mass.; his mother, Janie Mae Williams, Jackson; six sisters, Mary Oliver, Eartha Willis, both of Mobile, Phyllis Kimbell of Gulfport, Miss., Theresa Harrington, Boston, Mass., Yolanda Rivers, Alexandria, Va., Marie Greer, St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, Charles Williams, Bronx, N.Y., Clarrance Williams, Waldorf, Md., Robert Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah, Lawrence Williams, Jackson; eight grandchildren.

The service was Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson. Burial was with full military honors at Woodlawn Cemetery. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

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