Rev. Woodrow F. Williams Sr. “Big Daddy”, 92, of Texas City was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 14, 2011. Rev. Williams was born on December 25, 1918, in Jeanerette, LA to the union of Charlie and Mary Williams. A devoted servant of God, Rev. Williams was known for his knowledge and teachings of the bible, witty sense of humor, and extremely kind heart. Rev. Williams graduated from Conroe Normal and Industrial College in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts; and retired from both UTMB and the Galveston Railroad Co. Until his health failed, Rev. Williams was a faithful member and Associate Minister at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, and a loyal supporter of many African American charities. “Big Daddy” had a presence that would bring joy to your heart, he was a loyal father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Rev. Williams is preceded in his death by his parents; children, Woodrow Williams Jr., Leon Williams, Valencia Lundy, Shirley Williams, and Lillian Letroise; step-daughter, Ruby Clifton; grandchildren, Ronald Williams and Monica Hatch; brother, Oscar Williams; and sisters, Arline Brock, Lillian Brooks and Hazel Williams.
Rev. Williams leaves precious memories to his very devoted and caring granddaughters, Sharon Williams, Cheryl Ward, and Rosalyn Williams-Gitrey; sons, William and Royal Ashton; daughters, Mary Thompson, Debra Dimes, and Lillian Scott; 23 other grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren; nephew, Henry Ellis Jr.; nieces, Dorothy Ellis and Geraldine Wycoff; daughter-in-law, Theresa Williams and a host of other family members and friends.
Visitations will be held today, January 20th from 4-8 PM at Fields- Johnson Family Mortuary. His home going celebration will be held Friday, January 21, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at St. John’s Baptist Church, 2917 Sealy, Galveston, TX, followed by burial service at Lakeview Cemetery.
Flower arrangements may be sent to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary 3828 Avenue O, Galveston, TX 77550.