Willie Williams

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

U.S. Veteran WWII

Life's race well run,
Life's work well done,
Life's crown well won,
And now he rests....

        Willie Williams departed this life on Saturday, September 10, 1994, at Henrico Doctor's Hospital, Richmond, Virginia. He was the son of the late Berta Hatcher.

        He joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church at an early age and remained a member until his death.

        He was a devoted Christian worker who was always ready and willing to give assistance where needed. His many religious and community activities include serving as trustee and Sunday School Teacher of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, member of Masonic Lodge #272, Veteran of World War II, President of Caledonia Voter's League, Treasurer of Powhatan-Goochland Community Action Agency, and an active participant in local and state government.

        He worked as an insurance agent for the Virginia Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company until his retirement.

        Willie knew how to be a friend. He knew how to care about people in ways that helped them to care for each other. In doing so, Willie helped to strengthen all who came in contact with him.

        He is survived by his devoted wife, Mrs. Blanche Williams; one son, Orlando Williams; three daughters, Elva Williams, Veronica Hargraves and Anita Williams; one grandson, Orlando Tatum; one son-in-law, Donnie Hargraves; one aunt, Mae Brown; one uncle, Dallin Wicks; five brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

God knew that you were suffering,
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered "Peace Be Thine".

Someday we hope to meet you,
On that calm and peaceful shore.
To clasp your hand in a better land,
Never to part no more.

The Family

reprinted by permission
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