Richard Williams

Richard Williams, 90, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Steere House in Providence.

Born in Johnsonville, South Carolina, he was a son of the late James Williams and the late Alvereen (Brown) Cockfield.

Mr. Williams had a passion for fishing. He enjoyed riding his bike and loved spending time with his family.

Besides his wife Mary Lee Williams he leaves six daughters, Mary Johnson, Sarah Jones, Odessa Solola, Rebecca Jones, Christine and Thomasine Williams, two sons, Billy and Richard Williams, one sister, Frances Hickson, eleven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the grandfather of the late Gregory Williams and brother of the late Alma Dickson, Marybelle Wilson, Luther, James, John and Elijah Williams.

His funeral services will be private.


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Gale Yallop from Providence wrote on May 20, 2020 at 11:50 am:
May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Chris janicki from Pawtucket wrote on May 20, 2020 at 10:50 am:
so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this time of sadness.
Cj from Boston wrote on May 20, 2020 at 10:09 am:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Knowing some of his children I can tell you he must have been one of the best fathers ever. I count myself blessed to have his daughters as an integral part of the cool kids. Hard working knowledgeable Friendly funny warm. Each their own ray of sunshine My thoughts are with you all
Sabrina Anderson from Providence wrote on May 20, 2020 at 9:57 am:
To my dear Friend Odessa and the entire Williams family, I send my deepest and sincere condolences. Praying for you and your family to have strength and peace know that your Dad is resting and watching over you all.
Rich Benaski from Attleboro wrote on May 20, 2020 at 9:17 am:
My deepest sincerest sympathy to the Willians family.
Harold Williams from Paterson N.J. wrote on May 20, 2020 at 9:01 am:
I am sending my condolences to the family. Sorry for our lost but heavens gain. Uncle will be missed greatly. Love you all!
Barbara Williams from Stockbridge wrote on May 19, 2020 at 8:48 pm:
I am so sorry to hear Uncle Richard has passed away. I pray your memories are a source of comfort today and the difficult days ahead as you lay him to rest. Know that we are keeping you lifted in prayer.
Mr and Mrs Russell Rose from Lynchburg SC 29080 wrote on May 19, 2020 at 8:23 pm:
So sorry for the loss of Uncle Richard., May God be with you all doing this time. We love you all!!
Carolyn Taylor & Hickson Family from Columbia SC wrote on May 19, 2020 at 7:43 pm:
Our sincere condolences to the Williams Family! If it was allowed we would be there with you. Know we love you dearly and will continue to pray for the family. Carolyn Taylor
Ladi Solola and Family from Providence wrote on May 19, 2020 at 6:59 pm:
Our sincerest condolences to the Williams family. May his soul Rest In Peace and comfort. And know that our hearts and prayers are with you. We will truly miss and always love Papa Willy.
Darrel Freeman from Baltimore wrote on May 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm:
Family, my condolences. I’m grateful for the memories I have when I came to visit many years ago. I love you all.
Rosalba Lopes from Central Falls wrote on May 19, 2020 at 6:05 pm:
Sorry for your loss my condolences Tee,Christine,Becky,Odessa,Mary,Sarah,Billy, Richard and mom may he RIP Rosie
Bernita from Providence, RI wrote on May 19, 2020 at 2:46 pm:
Rest in heavenly peace Uncle Richard. You will be missed. Family, may God bless you with all the comfort and strength you need now and in the days to come. Uncle Richrd will always be with you through the memories that live in your hearts. Love, Bernita