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James Earl Williams, Sr.

James Earl Williams, Sr., 73, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of fifty-one years, Gloria Jean Williams of DeRidder, LA; sons, James Earl Williams, Jr. of DeRidder, LA, Jamaal Rashaw Williams of El Paso, TX, Jerome Gipson of Thousand Oaks, CA ; daughters, Stacy Williams of DeRidder, LA, Lavern Goggins and Arthur of Phoenix, AZ, LaTasha Jameson of Las Vegas, NV, Lashell Williams of New Orleans, LA; brothers, Pastor Wilfert Williams of Bancroft, LA, Roosevelt Williams and LuTricia of Singer, LA, Pastor John Williams and Patricia of Perris, CA, LeRoy Williams of Sacramento, CA; brothers-in-law, Clinton Nailon and Jean of San Diego, CA, Dallas Nailon and Carol of San Diego, CA, Arvesta Nailon of Sacramento, CA; sisters, Blanche Smith of Seaside, CA, Ossie Williams of DeRidder, LA, Margie Flagg of Los Angeles, CA;  sister-in-law, Debbie Nailon of San Diego, CA; twelve grandchildren;  eight great grandchildren;  godchild, Faricha Wiley of San Diego, CA; best friend of sixty plus years, Elray Beasley of DeRidder, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Collie Williams; brothers, Archie Williams, Leo Williams, Charles Williams; sisters, Florene Ashworth, Lorene Spikes.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday. September 30, 2021 at Central Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery in Leesville, LA. Pastor Louis Guy and Pastor John Williams will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Jesse Williams, K’Veion Williams, Elray Beasley, B.J. Williams, J’Veion Island, James Williams, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Wilfert Williams, John Williams, Elijah Johnson, Jeffery Holmes, Fred Parrott, John L. McQueen, Robert Lamons, Roosevelt Williams, LeRoy Williams, Donald Ray Spikes, Mac Arthur Spikes, John T. Williams, Ellis Spikes, Jamaal R. Williams. Burial will follow.

James Earl Williams, Sr.
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