Thomas Williams, Jr., was born to the late Deacon Thomas Williams, Sr., and the late Missie Lewis Williams of Alberta, Virginia, on July 27, 1931. He passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Envoy of Lawrenceville. Thomas accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and was baptized at Oak Grove Baptist Church in the early 1940s. He was very active in church activities until his health started to fail a few years ago. He attended Sunday School and regular church services weekly as a youth, worked as a junior usher, and later in the adult Ushers Ministry. In addition, he was active in the junior choir before leaving the area and entering into the U. S. Army in the early 1950s. Upon his return to Virginia, he immediately resumed his work at the church as an usher and later with the Trustee Ministry. He retired from this ministry in 2013 due to his inability to attend church regularly.
While serving in the army, Thomas was assigned to the tank division and traveled first to Kentucky and as far away as Japan for his military tours. and his return to the states. After being honorably discharged and returning home from service, he chose to stay at home and help his father on the farm.
Thomas attended Brooks Elementary School in Alberta for grade school and later St. Paul’s Normal and Industrial High School in the late 1940s. There he learned the skill of brick masonry which allowed him to use this skill as his chief career/occupation for many years. He married Lorene Coleman in the mid-1950s and to this union, one son, Tony, and two daughters were born, Ocie and Delphine. He later used his skills as an auto mechanic for his livelihood from which he retired in 1996. He loved riding motorcycles, driving tractors, and other motored vehicles and was just fascinated as to how things worked.
He is survived one sister Glorine Gholson (Howard) of Triangle, Virginia, his three children and grandchildren, nieces, nephews and his many loyal friends. leaders/members of the church and his family.
Funeral services were held on May 22, 2021 at Brown’s Memorial Chapel with interment in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville, VA.
Brown’s Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.