Marshall Francis Williams

Marshall Francis Williams Sr., 70 of Stone Mountain Georgia passed away unexpectedly on November 7, 2020. He was born on September 10, 1950 in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the son of the late Edward Raymond Williams, Sr. and June Hope (Fontes) Williams.

He was the Husband and “Soul mate” of Karen Elaine Sampson Williams; besides his loving wife of 49 years he leaves to cherish his memories, his daughter Kelli Jean Williams and his son Marshall Francis Williams Jr., both of East Providence, Rhode Island as well as 6 grandchildren, Shianne Symone Williams, Juston Dasan Williams, Brooklynne Grace Williams, Chanel Richardson, Herbert Richardson and Dominique Hill, his brothers, Edward R Williams Jr. of Seekonk Ma., Steven J. Williams of Coventry RI. and James F. Williams of California. He also leaves his mother-in-law, whom he cherished from day one of his marriage and referred to her as “Ma” and his daughter-in-law Patricia Madera Williams, whom he loved dearly, six sister-in-laws, one brother-in-law, and late brother-in-law, Glenn A. Sampson along with all of his nephews and nieces.

Marshall graduated from East Providence High School and attended the University of Rhode Island. He was employed by Verizon Telephone Company for 30 years until retirement with a short time in between at U.S. Oil Company.

Marshall and his beautiful wife would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in February 2021.

Marshall was a loving father and grandfather, “BePa” to his children and grandchildren. He was genuine, loving, honest, dedicated and a kind person, although he has left us unexpectedly, he has left us with memories we will cherish forever.

His funeral service will be live streamed on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:00AM. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 5-7 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be private. The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed. Face coverings are required at all times and only ten people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time.


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Vanessa Howard from Oxford wrote on November 24, 2020 at 1:36 am:
I am so sorry Karen to hear of your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. May the God of Peace grant you Comfort.
Johnnie Flemming from Kennesaw wrote on November 23, 2020 at 10:42 am:
My condolences toKaren and the family. Marshall will be missed as a travel buddy and I look forward to celebrating him in the spring. My prayers are with you to strengthen and uplift in this time of loss. Peace and blessings, Johnnie Flemming
Robert Lima Sr. from Brockton wrote on November 22, 2020 at 4:38 pm:
My sincere condolences goes out to the williams family and friends, 🙏🏿 Robert Lima Sr. Brockton Mass.
Cheryl Gordon from East Providence wrote on November 22, 2020 at 2:32 pm:
I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy for all of the family.
Doreth Goodall from Douglasville wrote on November 22, 2020 at 12:46 pm:
Karen, I am so very sorry to hear of Marshall's passing. He was such a kind hearted gentleman who we count on in the group to help us on and off the bus, he looked out for us and was always willing to give a hand. And he was fun to be around. I really enjoyed traveling with both of you. I cannot fathom your loss but pray God gives you and the family the strength to make it through this difficult time. My sincere condolences to you and the family.
Rose Morgan from Canton wrote on November 22, 2020 at 10:45 am:
Karen, I met Marshall and you on the drive to Alabama trip. Sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and condolences are with you and your family.
Cynthia Huffman from Montgomery wrote on November 22, 2020 at 1:04 am:
Karen I’m sending you and your family my condolences. I’m so sad to hear of the passing of Marshall. He was a very kind man. 2020 is a year of catastrophes.
Barry Roosevelt wrote on November 21, 2020 at 10:53 pm:
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family, Karen. Marshall was a great addition to the photography class. His input and dedication to what we did gave us all a pretty good indication as to who he was in his personal life. He will be sorely missed by everyone in the classes and at the center. My sincere condolences go out to you all.
Rhonda Julio from Atlanta wrote on November 21, 2020 at 7:11 pm:
Karen & family: I had the opportunity to meet Karen & Marshall in our Meet Up Group. Please know that words can’t describe how sorry I am at this loss. You’re in my prayers. May he rest in peace and the family finds solace and peace in God's presence forever. I’m holding you in my heart. Deeply sorry for your immense loss.
Patricia Pendergrass from Lithonia wrote on November 21, 2020 at 4:46 pm:
You will truly be missed in our photography class, you were a wealth of knowledge, patience and expertise. R.I.P. To the family, my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Debora Harvey from Stone Mountain, GA wrote on November 21, 2020 at 4:39 pm:
To Karen and the entire Williams family I am sending my prayers and deepest sympathy. May God comfort you during this very difficult time.
Minnie Robinson from Atlanta wrote on November 21, 2020 at 2:32 pm:
May the Angels descend upon this family and hold them tightly. I am so sorry to hear of Marshall's passing. He was always the "tall landmark" I used to find our travel group. Karen, God bless you and your family
Edward Lee Hines from Smryna wrote on November 21, 2020 at 12:59 pm:
We love Marshall and will miss him dearly but I am so happy we got to travel the world together as he deserved to do!
Eve from Lithonia wrote on November 21, 2020 at 12:26 pm:
RIP Dear Marshall, we will miss you as you make your final journey, to be with Lord. As a fellow member of the Atlanta travel club you will surely be remembered and celebrated.
Jason Rose wrote on November 21, 2020 at 12:10 pm:
Sending my deepest condolences to Karen and the Williams family. Marshall is a great soul who always lit up the room (especially during those Christmas Eve dinners) and will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Michael (Mickey) & Phyllis Conway from Powder Springs, Ga. wrote on November 21, 2020 at 12:06 pm:
Marshall, we will truly miss you. We are so blessed that you and Karen moved here to Atlanta so that we could have years of enjoying your friendship. We are grateful for your kindness and caring. We will miss our visits, our meals together, and so many cherished memories. Our children once described you and Karen as the “perfect couple to hang out with. “ Our sympathy to Karen. You were both the love of each other’s lives. Our sympathy to Kelli and Marshall Jr. and your families. Your Dad was a truly wonderful and kind person. Our sympathy to Marshall’s family and to Karen’s family. Please accept our condolences for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love, Mickey and Phyllis Conway
Marilyn David from Stockbridge wrote on November 21, 2020 at 12:01 pm:
Prayers ascending to the family of Marshall Williams , I pray that you all find comfort and peace day by day. May he rest in everlasting peace. I
Thomas Family from Stone Mountain wrote on November 21, 2020 at 11:45 am:
Our heart and prayers go out to Karen and family. Mr. Williams will be missed dearly.. He waa an awesome Neighbor.
Gloria & Bruce Andrade from East Providence wrote on November 21, 2020 at 11:37 am:
Our condolences go out to the Williams family on the passing of Marshall, He was a great friend who will be missed by all, he will always be remembered, RIP our friend.
Barbara Evans from Lithonia wrote on November 21, 2020 at 11:31 am:
Heartfelt Condolences and prayers to the Williams Family. Prayers of comfort to the family.