Blessed are those that mourn, for they will be comforted.
~ Matthew 5:4
Roy Octavius Williams, Sr. was born in Greensville County, Virginia on Friday, October 19, 1951. He was the 9th of 11 children born to James C. Williams and Bernice L. Williams.
Roy was educated in the Greensville County School System. After which, he enlisted in the United States Army in April 1971 and was honorably discharged in March 1987. During his military service, he served as an Abrams Tank Driver and Mechanic. After his service to this country, he and his family returned to Virginia, where was employed in various fields, until he retired in January 2021.
On February 4, 1978, Roy was united in Holy Matrimony to Juliette W. Williams. Roy loved his family and enjoyed spending quality time with them. He also enjoyed playing cards and bowling.
"After the clouds, the sunshine; after the winter, the spring; After the shower, the rainbow; for life is a changeable thing. After the night, the morning, bidding all darkness cease, After life’s cares and sorrows, the comfort and sweetness of peace.” Roy quietly slipped away to spend eternity with the Lord, while in the serenity of his home. In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Juliette, he was predeceased by one sister, Beverly Sykes, and four brothers, Joseph, Russell, James, Jr. and Leon.
It’s sometimes hard to understand why these things have to be. Our sad hearts seek the answer, but it’s not for us to see we can only trust in God and know that in some way , It’s all a part of His great plan, we’ll understand someday. Memories are treasures no one can steal, death is the heartache nothing can heal. Some may forget you now that you are gone, but we who remain shall remember you no matter how long: his three sons, Terrance of Jarratt, Virginia, Demarcus (Shameka) of Freeman, Virginia and Roy, Jr. (Krystal) of Chester, Virginia; sixteen grandchildren, Teron, India, Yamani, Tori, Demarcus, Jr., Alanni, Chris, Cahlia, Camryn, Cahdeem, BJ, Tesean, Royce, Morgan, Jaylynn and Jayda; three sisters, Deloris M. Waller of Emporia, Virginia, Bernell W. Jones of Quinton, Virginia and Darryl L. McGowan of Emporia, Virginia; two brothers, Arthur (Rose) and Ferlanda both of Richmond, Virginia; six sisters-in-law, Gloria Williams, Mary Williams, Cynthia Williams, Christine Williams, Patricia Powell (Alvin) and Linda W. Copeland (Leon); seven brothers-in-law, Herbert Williams (Marsha), Thomas Dugger, Milton Williams, Jr., Carlton Williams, Cornell Williams, James C. Williams and Roger Williams (Jackie); three aunts; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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