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December 15, 1952 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Minister Johnnie Everette Williams was born to the late Johnny and Madeline (Russell) Williams in West Palm Beach, FL on December 15, 1952. Minister Williams affectionately known as “Lolly” to family and friends, was raised and attended public schools in Palm Beach County, FL. He graduated from Twin Lakes High School (Class of 1972), attended Palm Beach Junior College (currently Palm Beach State College), then became a mechanical designer for over 30 years. Much of that was working with Florida Power and Light, Miinc Mechanical of Dallas, and later establishing his own mechanical company - JWL & D.
Minister Williams accepted Christ into his life at an early age. He shared how he rededicated his life to Christ while playing his favor sport, golf. Shortly after, he knew his gift in life was to serve as a minister. As an ordained minister, he believed wholeheartedly that God’s love was for all and shared this belief with all that would listen.
Minister Williams served as assistant Pastor at Friendship Missionary Church in West Palm Beach, Florida, and later at Grace Church in Garland, Texas.
Those who were familiar with Minister Williams knew he was an avid golfer, who would talk to you about God through all 18 holes. He also enjoyed a challenging game of chess and fishing.
Minister Williams moved to Texas in 1993; after marrying his hometown sweetheart, Linda, on May 1, 1993, in West Palm Beach, FL.
Preceding him in death were his brother, William Russell; sister, Lovetta Williams; and sister-in-law, Yvonne Covington.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Linda Bryant Williams; his sons, Sean Eric Williams (Pricilla) of Panama Beach, FL, and Daniel Williams (Simone) of Arlington, Texas; his brothers, Johnny Williams (Sadie) of Jacksonville, FL, Robert Mobley (Maxine) of GA, and Danny Williams (Samantha) of West Palm Beach, FL; his sisters, Janie Paine , GA, Debora Watts (Robert) of Orlando, FL, LaDon Williams of Winston Salem, NC, and Kaywana Shannon (Mark) of West Palm Beach, FL; his grandchildren, Dasani, Sean Jr., Kennedi, Jaylon, Bryson, Brielle, Breon, and Zarion. Also, his goddaughter, Came Degand (Jean) of Port St. Lucie, FL; his sister-in-law, Ginger Stanley of PBC, FL; two very devoted friends, Rufus Wright (aka "Wild") and Floyzell Ayers, both of Rivera Beach, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins who were all very special into him.
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their Healthwell Foundation charity in Johnnie Williams name.