Rev. James L. Williams Sr.

Rev. James L. Williams Sr.

August 17th, 1945 - February 21st, 2022
  • Birth Date: August 17th, 1945
  • Date of Passing: February 21st, 2022
  • Funeral Date: February 26th, 2022 11:08 am
  • Location: Free Spirit Worship Center

Biography: Reverend Williams, 76 passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, February 21, 2022.  A Private Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, by invitation from family only. Reverend Williams was born on August 17, 1945 in Sargent, Texas, to J.D., Sr., and Lillian Williams. At the age of 12 he gave his life to Christ and was baptized at First Sacred Memorial Christian Church in Bay City, under the leadership of Pastor C.M. Cooper.  On September 6, 1964, James was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mildred Manning.  Their union was blessed with two children. After marriage he joined Mother Zion Baptist Church in Bay City, Texas.  He loved teaching the Word of God and he called it his passion.  In 1974, he joined Bethel Baptist Church of Freeport, Texas under the leadership of Bishop Milton White, where he served as Cameraman Pastor Care. In 1994, he received his Certificate of Ordination by the ordaining council in the Gospel Ministry.  In 2000 he joined Galilee Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Ward Woodard, where he served as Associate Minister.  In 2001 God lead him to True Honor where he served on several committees.  True Honor agreed to have Reverend William serve as their Pastor.   In 2004, Reverend Williams started church in his home and God quickly lead him to a building which he renovated, equipped and founded the Free Spirit Worship Center. He was preceded in death by his, father, J.D. Williams, Sr., mother, Lillian Mangum Brown, sister, Elnora Williams brothers, Leroy Williams, Lonnie Ray Williams, Jack Dempsey Williams, Jr. and Timothy Leroy Williams.  Reverend Williams, will be remembered as a man of strong faith, a devout Christian, a dedicated husband, loving father, caring grandfather, well-loved brother and loyal friend. As he transitioned from labor to reward, Reverend James leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 57 years, Mildred Williams, his two daughters, Teresa Myers (Greg), and Alesia Davis (Paul); his son; 17 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Carrie Wyche, of Houston Curtis Williams, (Gwen) of Pearland, Rev. Charles Williams, Sr. (Chelsie) of Newport News Virginia, Barbara Baugh of Bay City, Robert Earl Williams, of Houston, and Audrey Williams, of Bay City, uncle Henry Mangum Homer, of Louisiana and his aunt Evelyn Jones (A.B.) of Arcola, sisters-in-law, Jo Helen Williams, of Dayton, Ohio and Sarah Rice  (Edgar IV) of Houston, Texas, and a host of friends.

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