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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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.
Robin Lee from Fayetteville wrote on November 21, 2020 at 11:23 am
Marshall was a good man and he will be missed tremendously. My condolences and prayers are with Karen and his family.
Deborah Peters from Alpharetta wrote on November 21, 2020 at 11:18 am
My deepest condolences to the family. May God’s love comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Jeanetta Hines from Smyrna wrote on November 21, 2020 at 11:17 am
My condolences and prayers to Karen and the entire Williams family. We will truly miss Marshall. Eddie and I are sending a huge virtual Hug from Atlanta. We love you Karen. (Eddie and Jeanetta Hines - Atlanta Travel Club)
Servio Gomez from Providence, RI wrote on November 21, 2020 at 11:15 am
Condolences to all those in the Williams family experiencing this tragic loss. May Marshall's memory and legacy remain alive in those whose lives he touched.
Bernice Moore from Stone Mountain wrote on November 21, 2020 at 10:58 am
Dear Karen, my condolences to you and family. I am sorry for your loss.
Trisha Jones from Atlanta wrote on November 21, 2020 at 10:54 am
My heartfelt condolences. I was sadden at hear of Marshall’s passing. I met “The Marshalls” (as I called them) through a travel club and Marshall was the group’s unofficial photographer. He was always smiling and you knew he was good people. I pray Karen and the family finds peace during this time.
Theresa Alston from Hiram Ga wrote on November 21, 2020 at 10:22 am
Williams family I'm sending my prayers and condolences to you. I have the memories of Spain and all the pictures Marshall took. RIP my friend!!!
Kelleigh Beal from Blue Ridge wrote on November 21, 2020 at 9:51 am
Please accept my condolences. May your faith and beautiful memories comfort you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Joel & Karen Quinones from Ashburnham, Ma wrote on November 21, 2020 at 9:49 am
Karen, Kelli and Marshall Jr. , as you know Marshall was a great friend, a sharing person, someone I knew I could count on for advice. We know him as loving husband and father. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. May God comfort you now and always.
Ellen Harden from Tucker, GA wrote on November 21, 2020 at 9:47 am
Karen and Family, sending condolences for the loss of Marshall. I’m praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Marshall will definitely be missed. ~ Ellen
Julia Allen from Jonesboro wrote on November 21, 2020 at 9:29 am
My deepest condolences to Karen and the entire family. Praying for peace and comfort to surround you at this time. Julia (Atlanta Travel Club)
Lynette Branch from Kennesaw wrote on November 21, 2020 at 9:24 am
My condolences to Karen and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Marshall will be missed. May the peace of God be with you.
Michelle Nuey from EAST PROVIDENCE wrote on November 20, 2020 at 11:31 pm
Dear Mrs. Williams, Kelli, Marshall & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Williams as such a kind and caring man. May he rest in eternal peace in the care of the heavenly father.
Irene Decosta from Providence wrote on November 20, 2020 at 11:30 pm
Sending prayers and my deepest condolences to you family , Mr. Williams has always been a very kind man warm a very friendly , disposition , I m sorry I didn’t know him better but I do know that from one daddy’s girl to another Kelli anytime you talk about ur dad ur face just lights up with joy and I hope you remember to hold tight to those good times because he may not be here but he’ll never leave you all . Sending prayers of healing to your family .
Walker and Hazel Durham from Stone Mountain, GA wrote on November 20, 2020 at 9:09 pm
Our Condolences, to Karen Williams and Family. Marshall, was a nice person and Vice-President of the Southland Soaring Senior Group. He was very dedicated and committed in his service to our group, always present in the meetings, group outings and diligent in all plannings. The group loved his photography skills, he shared many beautiful photos of our outings. Marshall, will be missed "God Bless the entire Family".
Maria Mindy daGraca from Seekonk wrote on November 20, 2020 at 4:42 pm
Sincere sympathies to Karen and family; Buddy Diane and family; Steve Roxanne and Family; Jimmy and family for the passing of our wonderful Marshall.His compassion, intelligence, great smile, humor and wit are him an angel on earth already.I am quite sure that he is an angel in God’s kingdom as well. God bless you all.Many payers snd thoughts are with you during this extremely sad snd difficult time.Covid keeps us apart from each other, but ever present are memories and best wishes.Love, Mindy and Luis
Maria Monday daGraca from Seekonk wrote on November 20, 2020 at 4:35 pm
Margarida Masden from Douglasville, Georgia wrote on November 20, 2020 at 12:06 pm
My heart and soul cried when I heard the passing of Marshal. What a sweet spirit this man had every time I would see him. My condolences to Karen and family and May God give you strength in your time of sorrow.