~ Mr. Sherman Williams ~
“I heard the voice of Jesus say, ‘Come unto Me and rest; lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon My breast.’ “I came to Jesus as I was, weary, and worn, and sad; I found in Him a resting place, and He has made me glad.”
On December 16, 2018, Bro. Sherman Williams was called and quietly entered the Savior’s rest. Mr. Williams was born April 19, 1921, in Early County, Blakely, GA, to the late Mr. King Williams, Sr. and Mrs. Dorothy Pittman Williams. He accepted the Lord at an early age and joined St. John Freewill Baptist Church, Sandy Bottom, and in later years he joined the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Blakely, GA.
Mr. Williams loved the Lord and showed it with everyone he came in contact with. In addition, Sherman, even though he didn’t have any of his own, had a great love for children. He loved them all as if they were his very own. He has always been a hard worker and has held several jobs during his lifetime. He spent most of his life in Moultrie, GA. Later, he moved back to Blakely and was caretaker for his uncle, the late Mr. Josh Pittman.
Sherman was the second born son of sixteen children. Other than his mother and father, he was preceded in death by seven brothers by the names of Oscar, Murry, J. W., King Jr., Alvin, Loyless, and Raymond Williams. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters by the names of Nella Mae and Inez Salter, and Alice Williams.
He leaves to cherish his memories 4 brothers, Rev. Earl Williams, Quincy, FL; Willie Jim Williams (Azzie), Blakely, GA; J. T. Williams, Atlanta, GA; and Charles Williams, Fort Lauderdale, FL; and one sister, Dorothy A. Johnson (Henry), Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Mr. Sherman, as he was well known, had 3 special and devoted caretakers who were there for him both night and day. They are his niece Ms. Geraldine Shorter, his great niece Mrs. Yolanda S. Roddy, and great nephew Mr. Ross “Roy” Roddy. Last, but not least, is his nephew Frederick Shorter who they both kept each other lifted up with much laughter and Uncle Sherman’s many funny stories from his “younger” days.