“Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth, blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy, blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” Matthew 5: 5, 7-8
Brother Jake Williams, Jr. the youngest son of the late Jake Williams, Sr. and Roxie Richards Williams; was born August 30, 1946, in the Roadside Community of Yemassee, South Carolina. He was educated in the local public-schools of the Colleton County, graduating Colleton High School class of 1968. After receiving his high school diploma, Jake entered the workforce and was employed with Dayco, Napa, Lowcountry Community Action Agency. In 2009, he retired after serving nineteen years as a custodian with Colleton County School District.
On April 25, 1970, Jake was united in Holy matrimony to Ms. Pearl Janice Murray and this union would be blessed with four wonderful children and fifty-two wonderful years of love and unity.
A man of true faith in God, Jake joined the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church at an early age. In later years, he would join the Cumberland United Methodist Church, to be with his loving wife, Pearl. A loving husband, esteemed father, esteemed grandfather, cherished brother, and more; Jake was a man of wisdom. On Wednesday: April 27, 2022; while surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his home; our dear Jake traded time for eternity and departed this earthly life.
He is preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Pencil and Alex J. Williams: sisters, Leola Williams, Lougene Chisolm and Maggie Brown and two brothers, Robert Williams, Sr. and Matthew Williams, Sr. Left to cherish his memories are wife, Pearl Janice Williams of the home; children, Kathleen W. (Willis, Jr.) Brown of Walterboro, SC, Sgt. Andre L. (Crystal) Williams of Jacksonville, N.C. and Tec. Sgt. Jason M. Williams of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; grandchildren, Regina, Willis, III, Jerome, Christopher, Tianna, Alex, Vlada and Jacora; one great-granddaughter, Melody; two sisters, Julia (Nathan) Green and Mary (Amos) Riley both of Yemassee, South Carolina; sister and brother in laws, Henry (Ida) Murray and Ellaree Murray of Walterboro, South Carolina, James (Annette) Murray and Edward (Vivian) Murray of Columbia, South Carolina, Randolph Murray, Regina Mitchell and Mary (Calvin) Johnson, all of Pinewood, SC and Martha Whitlock of Walterboro, South Carolina; along with a host of numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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