Mark A. Williams

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Our hearts were saddened on Thursday, March 21, 2013, when our beloved son, brother, father, nephew, cousin, and friend, Mr. Mark A. Williams, affectionately known as "Wuss" entered into eternal rest at his residence in Petersburg. He was born on Feb. 7, 1974, in Greensville. Mark was baptized at an early age at Calvary Baptist Church in Yale. He graduated from Sussex Central High School in 1992 and became a licensed barber from Richmond Technical Center in 1997 and opened Trimmers Hair Studio with Shahid Shabazz that same year. Over the past 16 years, Mark became a skilled one-of-a-kind barber to many family and friends, most recently employed at Allusions in Petersburg. He was an avid hunter, excellent artist and fisherman. He loved sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Heat.

Mark leaves to cherish his precious spirit to his loving parents, Deacon Jim and Virginia Williams of Yale; three sisters, Tammy Williams-Wells of Petersburg, Terry Williams and Wendy Williams, both of Yale; two brothers, Jim Williams (Stacey) of Surry, and Minister Wade Williams (Clesta) of Yale; and his bonus brother who Mark always called his little brother, Theodore "Tee" Bonner of Orlando, Fla.; two beautiful daughters, Makiryn Taylor Williams and Makari Carter, both of Tappahannock; an unborn son, Mark Anthony Williams Jr. (with Amber Wilson, who will bless our lives in June 2013); two nephews, Justin Williams (who Mark affectionately called "J-Rod") and EJ Thomas, both of Surry; a niece, Brittney Bowens of Yale; three uncles, George Williams (Dorothy) of Stony Creek, Paul Taylor (Shirley) and Wade Taylor, all of Yale; five aunts, Betty Hinton (Eddie) of Minneapolis, Susan Harrison of Waverly, Frances Winfield (Thurman), Annie Whitlock and Laura Murphy, all of Richmond. Mark also leaves behind a host of cousins and friends, among them devoted, Anthony Goddette and Ronald Doby; many loving co-workers that he often spoke so highly of; loyal customers that were more like family to him, and many great friends of who are too many to mention. Although Mark has left his earthly home after 39 years here, he has gone to be with the Lord. The encouragement he gave, advice and daily inspirations he often gave us all will continue to live in each of us daily. His infectious smile will forever be in our hearts and memories. Mark was greatly admired and loved by all and mere words cannot explain how much we will miss him.

A funeral service for Mr. Mark A. Williams will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson, 102 South Ave., Petersburg, elder Edward C. Rose, eulogist. The interment to follow at the Moore Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 22170 Stokes Road, Yale, and may be contacted by calling, 434-535-8232. Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Williams at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2013
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