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James E. Williams
1938 2023

James E. Williams

October 29, 1938 — December 7, 2023

James E. Williams Sr., beloved husband, father, and grandfather, departed life on the seventh day of December, 2023. James was born on October 29, 1938 in Owensboro, Kentucky. He graduated from Western High School and received a certification in Human Relations from the Lincoln Extension Institute, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. James aspired to reach the highest educational and career goals throughout his life. Mr. Williams was employed by W.R. Grace where he served as the first African American supervisor in the region and eventually opened a successful family business along with his wife; Lucette's Professional and Nursing Uniforms. Often found reading his Bible during times of relaxation, James was a devoted member of Zion Baptist Church. There, he spent years maintaining the landscaping as an act of service. A football fanatic and lover of Christmas, James adored his family. He always looked forward to celebrating time with them during the annual Rowan Family Reunion where he formerly served as president.

He leaves to honor his legacy his cherished wife of over four decades, Lucette Williams; children, Donna Carter, James Williams Jr., Rickey Hollie, Dr. Niyetta (George) Williams-Hill, Neva (Terry) Jarvis, APRN and Tristan Hollie. Mr. Williams delighted in his grandchildren, Olivia Carbon, Malikah Carrico, Davonna Carter, Jazmine Winters, Trey Hollie, Viviana and Evangeline Hill, Nolan, Tinsley, and Larkyn Jarvis. He will be remembered by his host of great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson for his laugh and internal joy.

James was preceded in death by his twin sons, Ryan and Raymond; parents, Georgia and Chris Williams, sister Deborah Moorman, son-in-law David Carter, and granddaughter, Brittany Hollie. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST at Zion Baptist Church on Monday December 11, 2023. Service will immediately follow; Reverend Larry Lewis officiating. The Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery and Mausoleum will be his final resting place. The family requests contributions of love to be made to Hospice of Southern Indiana.


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