Stacey Jerome Williams Sr.
Stacey J. Williams, AKA "Coach" & "Hog", 53 of Gainesville, transitioned on January 4, 2021. Stacey is a 1986 graduate of Hawthorne High School and was employed at LifeSouth Community Blood Bank, Gainesville, FL. He took pride in mentoring and coaching local youths as a Football Coach for 25 years. He leaves to cherish his memories, loving and dedicated wife, Latraile Williams, Gainesville, FL; children, Stacey J. Williams Jr., Shaun C. Williams, Desmond D. Williams, all of Gainesville, FL, Darius D. Akins Williams, Norcross, GA, Zayna J. Akins Williams, Archer, FL; grandchildren, Kaden , Stacey J. III, Siare and Sean Williams all of Gainesville; siblings, Elvis Williams (Velma), Larry B. Williams Sr (April), Tammy R. Williams, Myron Williams, William Reynolds (Yolanda), Delvin Williams; step sister, Sharon Purdy; Second Mom, Irish Ivey; God Mothers, Cheryl Williams & Aldonia Hawkins, all of Hawthorne; and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Annie Gillins Williams & Leo Williams; a son, Keyon Williams; siblings, Leonard, Gail, and Reginald Williams.
Graveside Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Hawthorne Cemetery, Pastor Kinnzon Hutchinson is Officiating. Viewing on Friday at Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home 21400 SE Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, FL, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday at the gravesite 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING TO BE OBSERVED. The cortege will form 10:15 a.m. at PINKNEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME OF HAWTHORNE.
Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2021.