John Rufus Williams

  • "accept my sincere sympathy. may God grant you the fortitude..."
    - mike w
  • "RIP my friend. May the LORD be with the family at this time..."
    - Xavier Lyons
  • "Julius.sorry about your brother.Rest in peace"
    - Dennis and Juanita Leonard
  • "Flap your wings little Brother and soar like the eagles, we..."
    - Julius Ferguson
  • "I love you uncle John you will truly be miss"
    - Cereshia Coley

John Rufus Williams was born Jan. 4, 1964, in St. Augustine, and was educated in St. Johns County schools. He died Nov. 3, 2017, at Shands Hospital, Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his father, Elisha Williams; mother, Ella Mae Williams-Smith; stepfather, Horace Smith; brothers, James and Gary Williams.

John leaves fond memories with his son, Vashaun Jermaine Williams Sr.; fiancée, LuKisha Jones, of Jacksonville; sisters, Odessa Bryson and Marie (Alphonso) Byrd; stepsister, Mary (Willie) Ayers; stepbrother, Julius (Vanessa) Ferguson; grandson, Vashaun Jermaine Williams Jr.; aunts, Reatha Lewis, Martha Smith, Claretha Smith and Barbara Burns; uncle, Joseph (Darlene) Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.

The Memorial Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Coleman's Mortuary Chapel.

Friends may sign the register book at

Arrangements are in the caring hands of Coleman's Mortuary Family.
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Published in St. Augustine Record on Nov. 10, 2017
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