Johnnie Williams
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Johnnie Williams
  • November 8, 1926 - April 9, 2017
  • Kennesaw, Georgia

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Johnnie Williams Sr. was the first born of 12 children on November 8th, 1926 in Shaw, Mississippi to Allean Wilson (preceded him in death). As a teenager he and his family moved to Chicago, Illinois. Bro. Williams accepted the Lord as his Savior as a young adult and joined the 46th Street Church of God with Elder Frank Gordon as pastor. Bro. Williams enlisted in the Army in 1946 and was later honorably discharged. He was employed with Santa Fe and Penn Central Railway, retiring after 35 years of dedicated service.

Brother Williams married Pauline Johnson (who preceded him in death), in July of 1950. To this union of 53 years, five children were born: Johnny Williams Jr. (preceded him in death), Colletti Williams, Delores (Lesley) Perry, Cedric (Lisa) Williams, and Sheila (Clarence) Rodgers. In 2007, he took a new vow of marriage to Barbara Outlaw, his "Good Looking". With this union, came two children: Douglas (Lynette) Baker Sr. and Michell Render.

Those who shared and experienced the joys of life with him and survive to cherish his memories are his wife, Barbara Williams, six children, eight grandchildren, Sharon Williams, Theresa (Sean) Kent, Brandy McKinney, Erica Brown, Sydney Williams, Christian Rodgers, Douglas Baker Jr., and Jayden Rose; 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, seven siblings, one aunt - Frances Thurman, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.