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Bradley Reginald Williams, Esq.
November 24, 1965 -
July 24, 2013

"Joyous Reflection of Life"

Bradley Reginald Williams returned to God's loving arms on July 24, 2013 at the age of forty-seven. Brad was raised as a member of a United States Air Force family that moved twenty-two times in twenty-seven years. Even with the migratory tendency of the military, Brad's personality, attitude and talent made him a standout as a leader and friend wherever he lived.

He graduated from Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge, VA, at the age of sixteen, where he was an exemplary scholar (National Honor Society); athlete (football team captain); and musician (first chair tuba) in the Symphonic Band. Most notably, he was recognized for initiating a "High School Dance Marathon Fundraiser" which resulted in one of the most successful held at the time for the National Cancer Society by students in Prince William County.

Because of his demonstrated talents as a scholar athlete, Brad earned a four-year full academic/athletic scholarship to Ohio University, where he earned three letters as a running back for the OU Bobcats and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science.

After seeing and reading about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Brad was determined to be a lawyer and eschewed his final year of athletic eligibility to enter The Ohio State University Law School, where he also excelled, graduating with a Juris Doctorate Degree in Labor and Employment law. He chose to use his legal expertise initially with the United States Labor Relations Board in Newark, New Jersey before becoming a consultant with Diverse Technologies of Marlboro, Maryland.

A reflection of Brad's life can best be found in the relationships that he forged with all that knew him. His friends describe him as a caring, courteous, encouraging, with a radiant smile and vibrant charitable and loving spirit. Most of all, Brad was a humble servant of community.

Brad leaves his mother Burnedette Acker Williams (Buzz); father Clarence Reginald Williams (Reggie); sister Carrie Evelyn Williams-McCoy; brother-in-law James Matthew McCoy; favorite niece Madison Acker McCoy and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Orrville on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Nathan Poole officiating. Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.

Private family visitation will be held at the convenience of the family. Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is assisting the family with arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home web site at www.aublefuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the San Antonio Area African-American Community Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, San Antonio, TX, 210-225-2243 or the Orrville, OH Boys and Girls Club 820 N. Ella Street, Orrville, OH 44667.
Published in Express-News on July 30, 2013
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