The Final Chapter of Leroy’s earthly life came to a close on Good Friday, April 10, 2020, in the privacy of his home.
Brother Leroy Jack Williams was born July 5, 1941, to the late Leroy Williams and Annie Mae Williams. He grew up in Decatur County, Georgia, with his parents and ten siblings. Leroy (Jack) was educated in the Decatur County School System. Jack was a very gifted, hardworking, loving and caring person. He assisted his mother with the rearing of his younger siblings at a very young age after the passing of his father by holding the kerosene lamp for her to iron. After observing her iron, Jack did the ironing himself for her.
Leroy was the first African-American to operate a cash register in Decatur County for Fred Sims’ Service Station. He earned the name "Jack", because he was the jack of all trades. He could run a gas line like he did when he worked for the City of Bainbridge, and then come in your home and do whatever plumbing that was needed, as well as work on his own automobile.
He accepted CHRIST at a very young age and joined Saint Thomas Missionary Baptist Church in Fowlstown, Georgia, under the pastorate of Reverend Cox. Later in life, he joined Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Brinson, Georgia, under the pastorate of Rev. Cleveland Sanders, serving faithfully until his health failed. Jack was joined in Holy Matrimony to the love of his life, Catherine Williams.
He leaves to cherish his memories his children–sons Charles Williams of Waycross, GA, Mark Williams and Terrance (Jarvis) Williams, both of Miami, FL, and daughters Sheronda Williams, Pamela Williams (Anthony), Alimese Williams, all of Miami, FL, and Angela Williams-Balogun of Marianna, FL; nineteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; brother Thomas Butler (Earlene) of Bainbridge, GA; sisters Corene Bell (Thomas), Archie Reels, Diane Cunningham, all of Bainbridge, GA, Nettie Miller of Brinson, GA, Shirley Burford of Atlanta, GA, and Mary Freeman of Winter Park, FL; his closest best friend and cousin Ulysess Glenn; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.
Preceding him in death were his father Leroy Williams, his mother Annie M. Butler, wife Catherine R. Williams, sons Rudolph and Randolph Williams, and siblings Nadine King, Annie Lue Thomas, Moses Hopkins and Jessie Mae Jakes.
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