Theodore Williams, Jr.

Published 9:18 am Thursday, August 25, 2016

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 20, 2016 at New Life Church of God in Christ for Mr. Theodore Herman Williams, Jr., 58, who died Monday, August 15, 2016 at his residence.  Elder Lionell Henderson, pastor, officiated with interment following in the Green Grove M. B. Church cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Theordore Williams, Jr. was born to the late Theordore “Good Brother”  Williams, Sr. and Mrs. Katherine Green Williams in Prentiss, MS.  He joined Green Grove M. B. Church at an early age and remained a member throughout his childhood ad early adult years.  As a young church member, he attended SundaySchool, BTU, prayer meetings, playing piano and usher.

He was educated in the Jefferson Davis County Public Schools and was a 1976 graduate of Prentiss High School. After graduation, he joined the U. S. Navy, earning rank of Chief Petty Officer. During his Navy tour of duty in Orlando, Florida, he met and married Valerie McDonald, to this union two children were born, Brianna and Brittany Williams were born.  After completing his enlistment in the Navy, he enlisted with U. S. Marine Corp.  He served 21 years as Marine Corp Medic.  He was employed by U. S. Postal Service and Squid Pharmaceutical Company when he retired from the military. He moved back to Mississippi in 1998 and to Jackson in 2010 where he worked at Mississippi College, G. V. Sonny Montgomery Veterans Administration and Jackson State University.

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He joined Friendship M. B. Church in Jackson, Mississippi where he was a member of the choir.

He is survived by: mother, Katherine Williams; wife, Valerie Williams; two daughters, Brianna and Brittany Williams both of Orlando, FL; four sisters, Ruth Williams and Rebecca Gleghorn both of Prentiss, MS; Rhoda Williams of Perkinston, MS and Rachel (Steve) Williams-Moore of Collins, MS; two brothers, Timothy Williams of Prentiss, MS and Titus Williams of Atlanta, GA; six aunts; devoted friend, Vickie McNeil of Canton, MS; many other relatives and friends.