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Supt. James E. Williams
Norfolk - With Jesus Joy, Superintendent Emeritus James Elbert Williams was called to his reward in his home Monday Morning at 6:30am January 7, 2013. June 22, 1925 in Drumhill, NC, James was born the 4th of 12 children to the Late Arthur and Della Williams. He was married to the former Katie Phelps for 66 years. Supt. Emeritus Williams was founder and pastor of Faith Temple COGIC where he served for 46 years. Because of his faithfulness, Supt. Emeritus James Williams was appointed Superintendent of the Norfolk District, 2nd Jurisdiction of Virginia Church of God in Christ. He served his district for 11 years over 10 churches. Supt. Emeritus James Williams leaves to cherish his memory, His life partner, his Kate, Mother Katie P. Williams, the apples of his eye, his two children, LaKesha Williams-Tynes (Kenny) who he called his "Nurse" and Marvin Williams (Shaunte). Fifthteen foster children, who all hold a special place in their hearts; six brothers & sisters, Pastor Hezekiah Williams (Josie), Supt. Lemuel Williams (Esther), Pastor Ellen Smith, Eldress Eunice Dickerson, Pastor Paul Williams (Teresa), Dorothy Mason. He was predeceased by Superintendent Joseph Williams, Bishop Johnny Williams, Mary Williams and District Missionary Gladys Pruden and two God Sons. His legacy lives on in 26 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren along with a host nieces, nephews, family and friends. There will be a Wake Service Friday, Graves Funeral Home from 6:30pm to 8pm. The Jurisdictional Homegoing Celebration will convene Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11:00AM New Hope Church of God In Christ - 3232 Brest Ave, Norfolk, VA 23509. All expressions of kindness to the Williams Family can be sent to: Mother Katie M. Williams - 1032 Wilmington Street - Norfolk, VA 23505 Telephone: 757-423-3678. gravesfuneralhomeinc.com

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 10, 2013
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