Joseph Lee Williams
A Loving Husband, Father,
Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend
Joseph Lee Williams was born July 29, 1952 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the union of James Williams Sr. and Hattie Lucille Williams. He departed this earthly life Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital.
At the age of 12, he accepted Christ and was baptized at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church by the late Rev. P. H. Love, where he sang in several choirs.
Joe or Uncle Joe, as called by the young and the old, attended South Side High School and retired from Flashfold Carton upon the plant closing.
On March 29, 1982, he was united in holy matrimony to Evelyn L. Turner.
In 2015, Joe and Evelyn were led by Christ to follow God’s Word and became chartered members of Grace United Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Guy Willis, Sr. He was a faithful servant of the Lord and always willing to help where needed. He attended Bible Study, sang in the choir and was a member of the Executive Board of the church. Joe had a desire to grow closer to the Lord and was currently in training to become a Deacon.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing dominos, fishing, playing cards and loved to cook. Joe was always the life of any gathering, and he never met a stranger. Joe was just a compassionate and loving man. But be not fooled…..he was one who said what he meant and meant what he said.
Joe leaves behind his beloved wife, Evelyn Williams “Weezy": children- Altramese Arms, Tara Owen, Tameka Bratton, Andrea Bratton, Mary Devreax, Tiffany Lee, Tawayna Bowden, Stacy (Darrick) Arms-Johnson, Travis Dominguez, Joseph A. Dominguez, Olajuwon Robinson; brothers, Rev. Richard (Phyllis) Harris, Dr. Calvin Harris, Rev. Alfred (Dr. Doris) Williams, Henry (LaToya) Harris, Rev. Toni (Patricia) Harris; a sister, Gloria Howard; sisters-in-law, Angela Williams, Nora Turner and Kimberly Robinson; brothers-in-law, Robert Turner, Maurice Turner, Richard (Brenda) Turner and Reginald Turner, 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Special friends, Ida Williams and Henrietta Mims. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Hattie Williams Sr.; a daughter, Tawayna Bratton; two sisters, Helen and Delois Williams and two brothers, James Jr. and Charles Williams.
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