Deacon Willie James Williams, from St. Anthony of Padua Church, dies at 71

GREENVILLE—Deacon Willie James Williams II, who served at St. Anthony of Padua Church, died July 4, 2019. He was 71.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held July 10 at St. Anthony of Padua Church with burial in Graceland East Memorial Park.

Deacon Williams

Deacon Willie was born in Charleston, a son of the late Willie James Williams Sr. and Lillie Mae Tucker Williams.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was a graduate of Florida A&M and Clemson University. He was an educator at Greenville Technical College for 28 years and St. Anthony of Padua School for 25 years.

He is survived by a brother, Samuel Williams of Miami, Fla.; two nieces, Mildred Mekeba Way and Patricia Wooten; special cousins, Betty M. Holmes (Cleveland), Lloyd Jones (Marcia), and James Jones (Tammy); and numerous relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church or School, 307 Gower St., Greenville, SC 29611.

The family extends special thanks to St. Anthony of Padua Church for their outreach.