Gary Williams

Gary Williams

Oct 26, 1949 - Mar 21, 2020
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Gary Allen Williams, 70, departed this life on March 21, 2020, peacefully. Gary was born in Norfolk, VA to the union of Anthony and Jessie Mae Williams.

Gary moved to Syracuse in the early 1970's. He moved his family to Toledo, Ohio in 1995.

Gary retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He loved to travel and eat at the finest restaurants.

He was ordained as a deacon in the mid 70's, under the leadership of the late Rev. Thornton J. Jones of New Jerusalem C.O.G.I.C. in Syracuse, NY. He later became the Head Deacon and Head Trustee at the Evangelical C.O.G.I.C. under the leadership of the late Elder Ernest J. Matthews.

Gary was proceeded in death by his parents and his brother, Dehart, and sister, Yvonne. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Jannie; his children, Dr. April M. Williams of Katy, Texas, Dehart (Sandra) Williams of Columbus, Ohio, Wanda (Rev. Thomas) Bell of Toledo, Ohio; four grandchildren, Chynna Houston, Bria Johnson, Brianna Johnson, and Nyla Bell, with whom he shared a special bond; four siblings, Thomas Williams of Chicago, IL, Leon (Josephine) Williams of Syracuse, NY, Ellery (Yvonne) Williams of Virginia Beach, VA, and Veronica Williams-Ballard of Norfolk, VA; special friends, Deacon Robert Sullivan and Deacon James Beach, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the staff at Orchard Villa Nursing Home.
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    Toledo Memorial Park
    6382 Monroe
    Sylvania, OH 43560
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Posted at 12:00am
Prayers and condolences to the Williams family from Lenny and Jane prayers are with you all that God will give you peace and sustain you in this hour Of bereavement. God Bless!!

Veronica Ballard

Posted at 09:58pm
I will always remember how God allowed you to be a part of our journey for over 60 years, my that’s a long time. You will be dearly missed. I truly thank the Lord for blessing you to bless me with sharing your summers with your nieces and nephew. Those times they will never forget. I thank God my dear brother and sister Jannie for taking time. Rest well dear Gary.

Evangelist Mary Hawkins/Sis Margaret Hudson

Posted at 12:35pm
Evangelist Williams, we want you to know that we are praying for you and your family constantly that God brings you through this time of grief but you can be assured that God has you and all of the sacrifices you made concerning your husband will not go unpaid. Blessings love and joy!

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