Robert L. Williams, Sr.

Published 8:36 am Monday, July 6, 2015

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Alexander Jr. High School Auditorium for Mr. Robert L. Williams, Sr., 72, who died Monday, June 22, at Magee General Hospital, Magee, MS. Rev. Robert McCall officiated with interment following in Green Grove MB Church Cemetery, Prentiss. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Robert L. Williams, Sr. was born to the late Percy Williams and the late Margarite Nelson in Brookhaven, MS. He was a member of Bethel AME Church in Brookhaven, MS.

He graduated from Alexander High School in 1963 and attended Alabama A&M University. After college, he pursued a career in St. Regis Paper Mill, which later became Georgia Pacific and presently Koch International Paper. After working 40 years, he retired in 1996 as a foreman in the utility department.

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He met and married Darlene Johnson in 1981 and upon moving to Prentiss, he united with the Green Grove MB Church and remained a member until his death.

He was preceded in death by son, Carl Williams; brother, Willie Williams, Jr.; sister, Jo Ann Williams.

He is survived by wife, Darlene Williams; four daughters, Cassandra (Noel) Williams of Phoenix, AZ, Tawana Williams of Jackson, MS, Terazita Stutts and Ruby (Terrell) Hurd of Dallas, TX; two sons, Dinoion (Shante’) Stutts of Batesville, MS, and Robert (Beatrice) Williams, II of Jacksonville, FL; five sisters, Johnice Dowden of Memphis, TN, Jo Carol Diggs of Brookhaven, MS, Bobbie Sutton of Milwaukee, WI, Linda (Kevin) Christmas of Hazelhurst and Josie (James) Mason of Milwaukee, WI; three brothers, Victor (Sylvonia) Sullivan of Monticello, MS, Stanley R. Williams and Donnie (Elizabeth) Williams of Milwaukee, WI; four aunts; one uncle, nine grandchildren; mother-in-law, Ruby K. Johnson of Prentiss, MS; five brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; many other relatives and friends.