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10/18/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Willie Williams

Willie Graham Williams
(d. 16 Oct 2009)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning. 
    Willie Williams, father of Brenda Williams Harris of VA, Linda Williams Cheek ('66) of NC, Diane Williams Johnson of VA, Gary Williams of VA, and of the late      Rayvone Williams, Class of 1968, and father-in-law of Gilda Prevatte Williams ('6_) of VA, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2009 in Newport News at the age of 85.

From the Daily Press - 10/18/09:

                Willie G. Williams

    NEWPORT NEWS - Willie G. Williams, 85, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. He was a native of North Carolina.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Mr. Williams was an electrician for Newport News Shipbuilding for more than 25 years. He was a dedicated member of Parkview Baptist Church. He loved fishing and bird hunting.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his son, Willie Rayvone Williams.

Survivors include his wife and best friend of 63 years, Dossie Mae Williams; his daughters, Brenda Harris and husband, Donnie Harris of Hampton, Linda Cheek and husband, Lynn Cheek of Carthage, N.C., Diane Johnson and husband, Lonnie Johnson of Richmond; daughter-in-law, Gilda Williams of Newport News; son, Gary Williams and wife, Peggy Williams of Surry; sister, Ruth Hussey of North Carolina, and half sisters, Virginia, Patricia, Nancy, Edith, and Hazel of North Carolina; brothers, Foy Williams of North Carolina and half brothers, Winford and Carlton of North Carolina; grandchildren Terry, Dawn, Sonya, Amanda, Willie, Lisa, Christy, Stephanie, Tony, Teresa; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at Parkview Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorials can be sent to Parkview Baptist Church.

All arrangements are with Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from October 18 to October 19, 2009.

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October 18, 2009

Graham was a wonderful uncle and I loved him so much. I will never forget his smile. I have lots of memories of him. The funny one that always comes to mind is when I had a loose tooth, momma took me over to Graham's house to have my tooth pulled. He would pull it with a string...after a few times, I learned real fast how to pull my own teeth!!!

I will always remember how he used a pedal sewing machine after he had a stroke, as therapy for his leg. He never let physical afflictions stop him, he was a fighter. He and Dossie Mae, together, made some beautiful quilts. The one I have, I will always cherish .
He was such a good man and I will truly miss him, but I will hold all the memories I have in my heart until I see him again when we meet in our home in the sky.

~ Betty Lynn Morgan Keener



   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Williams family and their friends at this time.

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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Lead Me Gently Home

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson, 1879
(7 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909)

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

* Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

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