Houston Williams Jr.

11/17/1946 - 09/29/2022


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Houston Williams, Jr. was born November 17, 1946 in Palatka, FL to Curlease R. and Houston Williams, Sr. Houston received his education in the Putnam County School System and participated in various athletic sports and was considered a gifted athlete and a fast runner. After high school, Houston began working for Creamer Wood & Alford Timber. He later went to work for the Central State Bag Company for approximately 3 years. It was during this time Houston’s entrepreneurial spirit began to flourish and he decided to leave Central State Bag Company to start his farming business. Houston possessed leadership qualities, self-confidence, and personal motivation. He was a good listener and was never shy of giving you his view. Houston had a big heart and would give his last. Houston loved fishing, wearing nice clothes, helping people and he never met a stranger; he was outgoing and had a vivacious personality. He loved using his hands in working around the house, fixing and making repairs. One of his favorite sayings by his beloved mother was, “A still tongue carries a wise head.” He would often say, “If I had listened to mother, it would have kept me out of trouble.” Houston was a member of the House of God Church, Keith Dominion in Palatka, FL, where he participated in various auxiliaries, including fundraisers. After several months of sickness, Houston Williams, Jr. transitioned at 12:16 pm on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, FL. In addition to his parents, Houston was preceded in eternal rest by his brothers, Lonnie Johnson and Dr. Howard T. Williams; sister, Myrtle M. McKinney; and maternal uncle, George Rambert, Jr. Houston leaves to cherish his memories 5 children, daughters, Curlease (Daniel L.) Kelly, Jr., Deland, FL, Cynthia Annette Williams, Palatka,FL, Shavon Sabrina Pearce, Charlotte, NC; sons, James Tyrone Williams, Palatka, FL, Derrick Williams, Ormond Beach, FL; 15 grandchildren, D’Michael J. (Courtney) Kelly, Christopher Houston Kelly, Daeon A. Kelly, all of Deland, FL, Rishaud Hendrith, Tyrone Williams, Jr., Paris Williams, Joshua Williams, Ja’Mareyae Whitfield, A’Narieya Whitfield, James Williams III, Jasmine Williams, Jacob Dispenza, Christopher Session, Sha’Keshia Session, A’Yana Willis; 16 great-grandchildren, Navah Grace Kelly, Jaiden Williams, Kaiden Williams, Eden Williams, Joshua Williams II, Ezra Williams, Kyrih Williams, Shakur Williams, Javion Hendrith, Lavaris Hendrith, Amina Hendrith, Rishaud Hendrith, Paris Hendrith, Christopher Session, Jr., Kingston Session, Da’Niya Stills; siblings, Eddie B. Sanders, Daytona Beach, FL, Deloris Cook, Hamilton, NJ, Bishop Dr. Hudson A. (Nina D.) Williams, Sr., Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Clifford A. Williams, Palatka, FL, Michael (Denese) Williams, West Palm Beach, FL, Alphonso Williams, West Palm Beach, FL, and Angela (Curtis) Powell, West Palm Beach, FL; nephews and nieces, Kenneth Sanders and Jessie Sanders, Cherlyn (Calvin) Canty, Rosalyn Johnson, Lonniesha Kelly and Ronniesha Johnson, Desmond Johnson and Lonnie Junior Johnson, Arnita Renee (Freeman) Earl, Deron T. Williams, Hudson A. Williams, Jr., Alicia S. (Jason) Allen, Lonnie Tyrone Johnson, Dr. Robin C. McKinney (Mike) Moore, Tiffany M. (Sean) Gardener, Taneshia Williams, Vaniesha Jones, Michael Anthony Williams, Jr., Anthony Michael Williams, Phillip “Rick” Williams, Jarrett Powell, LaShawn Williams, Torey Williams, Andre (Marjorie) Lynar, and Craig Fells; maternal aunts and uncles, Catherine Loud, Lilly Bell Caperes, Dorothy Lipton, Emma Williams, Joseph Lee Rambert; special loving friend/godsister, Shirley Allen, Palatka, FL; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.


7 Oct


05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

E.W. Lawson & Son Chapel 109 N 9th Street Palatka , FL 32177 Get Directions »
8 Oct

Funeral Service

10:00 AM

House of God Church 723 N 19th Street Palatka , FL 32177 Get Directions »
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