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Frederick Edwin Williams / June 20, 2017

Frederick Edwin Williams of Jersey City, N.J., died Monday June 12, 2017 at his home in Richmond, at the age of 82.

Freddie, as he was fondly called was born June 9, 1935 in Jersey City, to the late Richard P. and Nora W. Williams. He was one of nine children, seven of whom have preceded him in death.

Freddie accepted Christ as his savior at an early age and continued serving the Lord in his later years as Trustee at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Chase City, until illness took him home.

Freddie received his education through the Jersey City school system. He went on to proudly serve his country in the U. S. Air Force. After serving, he worked as a carpenter, among various other jobs.

Freddie enjoyed working with his hands; he was a tinkerer at heart. His pastime favorites were crossword puzzles, watching Westerns repeatedly, and playing games with his ultimate joy, great-grand daughter, Amari Bowers. To Amari, her Papa set the sun, itself.

Freddie leaves to cherish his memory: his loving and devoted wife, Betty O. Williams of Richmond, two daughters Sheila Williams-Thornhill (Leroy) of Englewood, N.J., and Veronique Bowers-Jackson (Derrick) of Richmond, two sons, Darryl Oliver (Andrea) of Richmond, and Terry Bowers (Tina) of South Hill, one sister, Marjorie Carter of Chase City, three sisters–in-law, two brothers-in-law, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; an adored goddaughter, Yvonne Thomas of Baltimore, Md., and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

A private memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 21.

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