Mr. Emmett Williams Jr. of Nashville, N.C. entered into eternal rest on February 5,2021.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23 KJV
Emmett Williams, Jr., affectionately known as “June,” was born in Nash County, NC, to the late Emmet and Katie Umstead Williams on April 13, 1940. He received his education at T. E. Ricks School in Nash County, NC He departed this life on February 5, 2021, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. He was a resident for 43 years in Ayden, NC. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Williams, and his daughter, Jeanetta Burgess.
He joined Ebenezer Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) in Greenville, NC, many years ago, serving as a Deacon many of those years. He was a faithful member, helping in any capacity that he could. He took his serving roles very serious and was very dedicated.
On November 1, 1961, he married Mary Louise Jones, and they were married 59 plus years. This union was blessed with five children. He was a loving and dedicated Husband, Father and Granddaddy (that’s what the grands called him). He loved his wife (Lou), that was his PERSONAL name for her. He faithfully cared for her until the Lord called him Home.
He retired from Greenville Utilities as a Maintenance Worker after 33 plus years of service. In his working career, he showed the same dedication and commitment as he did with his church and family. He was a hard worker who enjoyed working. Retirement was a luxury he had earned over many years and he eventually began to enjoy it. In his younger years, he enjoyed going fishing.
Emmett leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, “Lou,”; three daughters: Mary Jenkins (Calvin) Fountain, NC, Linda Brimley, Ayden, NC, and Gladys Battle, Rocky Mount, NC; one son, Kenith Jones (Kathy), Nashville, NC; six grandchildren: Sabrina Williams, Brittany Williams, Tasha Westry, Christopher Jenkins, Rodney Battle and Reginald Norwood; six great-grandchildren: Mondrez Barrett, Tah’Jayvion Brown, My’Quarious Knepper, Kayla Battle, Reginald Norwood, Jr. and Isaiah Westry; three sisters: Barbara Mooring, Greenville, NC, Betty West (Jessie), Goldsboro, NC, Dollie Lucas (Albert), Greenville, NC; four brothers: Zebudee Williams (Andrea), Lexington, NC, Charles Williams (Margie), Queens, NY, Sylvester Williams (Iris), Greenville, NC, and Therman Williams, North Dakota; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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