2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race.
Bishop Elijah Williams, Sr. son of the late Frazier and Otha Williams; was born on December 22, 1945 in Colleton County, South Carolina. He received his formal education in the local public school system, graduating from Colleton County High School class of 1963. Upon his graduation, he enlisted with the U. S. Armed Forces and served until his honorable discharge. Returning home, he began a career in brick masonry. He would go on to further his craft to become a master brick mason until his health declined.
On January 27, 1972, Bishop became join in Holy Matrimony to the love of his life, Mrs. Cynthia Simmons. Together, they would share numerous years of love, until his passing. At an early age, Bishop Williams accepted the Lord as his Savior at an early age. In 1976, Bishop answered the call and began ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A devoted husband, a loving father, a cherished grandfather, and brother; Bishop Williams was a man of family values. A pastor, bishop and overseer, he has led many to the gospel of Jesus Christ and caused many to have a walk in God.
On September 1, 2021, while surrounded by his loving family, at his residence; Bishop Williams took the master’s hand and bid farewell to all whom he knew and loved. Preceding him in death are his parents Frazier and Otha Williams, Two brothers; James Landy (Walterboro) and Elder Frazier Roger Williams (Jacksonville, Fla).
He leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife of forty nine years, Cynthia Simmons Williams, Loving children; Carla Williams, of Jacksonville Fl, Elijah Williams Jr of Atlanta, GA, Dawn Williams Bross (Steve) of Columbia, SC, Kartina Williams Harrison (John) of Orangeburg, SC, Lance Williams Atlanta GA, Tynette Williams Goff (James) Walterboro, SC & Tamika Williams of Walterboro, SC: seventeen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren: Brothers; Bishop Anderson Williams (Glenda) of Walterboro, Ernest Lee Williams of Walterboro, SC, ; Robert Lee Williams of Walterboro, SC. Sisters; Martha Smalls of Walterboro, SC, Sadie Mathis (David) of Jacksonville, FL, Agnes Allen of Walterboro, SC, Otharine Singleton (Joseph) of Charleston, SC, Mary White of California, Rosa Ellison (Joesph) of Walterboro, SC, & Emma Landy (Willie) of Walterboro, SC; along with a host of family members and Godchildren. Spiritual Father to members of Emmanuel Temple (Barnwell SC), From This Day Forward Ministry (Walterboro, SC), New Beginning in Christ (Barnwell SC) and New Foundation Outreach Ministry (Orangeburg, SC).
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