Deacon Willie James Williams Ii
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Deacon Willie James Williams, II

Greenville - Deacon Willie James Williams, II, 71, of Greenville, died Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Born in Charleston, he was a son of the late Willie James Williams, Sr. and Lillie Mae Tucker Williams.

Willie served in the United States Navy and was a graduate of Florida A&M and Clemson University. He was an educator at Greenville Technical College for 28 years and St. Anthony School for 25 years. Willie was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where he served as Deacon.

He is survived by a brother, Samuel Williams of Miami, FL; two nieces, Mildred Mekeba Way and Patricia Wooten; special cousins, Betty M. Holmes (Cleveland), Lloyd Jones (Marcia), and James Jones (Tammy); and numerous relatives and friends.

The Vigil service and Recitation of the Rosary will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Burial will be held in Graceland East Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church or School, 307 Gower St., Greenville, SC 29611.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church for their outreach.

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.

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Published in The Greenville News on Jul. 7, 2019.
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July 11, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mr. Williams' passing. I enjoyed participating with him on various committees. He always greeted me with a smile, was very positive and portrayed a genuine attitude. The students loved him as a teacher. I will miss passing by him in the hallways at TEC.
Nita Chambers
July 11, 2019
James was a kind, dear soul. I feel privileged to have known him. He will be truly missed.
brenda wakefield
July 9, 2019
Rest in peace, James. You were a great colleague and friend. You will be greatly missed.
Lori Trumbo
July 8, 2019
Jame and Jacque in China
I will miss you, James. It was an honor to get to know you on our professors' trip to China. On that trip to China, you searched for a Catholic church to attend on Easter...and you found one. You astounded me by your dedication and love for God.
I also appreciated the many times you volunteered in my department. You were special and touched many lives.
Love, prayers, and comfort for your family,
Dr. Jacque Taylor
July 8, 2019
James will be greatly missed at Greenville Tech. He was an inspiring friend and mentor.
radaka williams
July 8, 2019
My condolences to the family. James was kind and gracious.
Reginald Bruster
July 7, 2019
Rest in Paradise Uncle Nookie!
Patricia Wooten
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