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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John and Koreen Vaz Jr. from Prosper wrote on November 20, 2020 at 10:17 am
PSALM 34:18. Sorry for the sudden loss of Marshall to all who were close to him. May God console each of you.
Gary S. Johnson from Cranston wrote on November 19, 2020 at 7:38 pm
Truly enjoy all are experiences together. You’rea god friend that will be sorely missed! I’ll quote Charles Dickens here: "The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again"! See you in heaven my friend! Peace
Danny Corria from East Providence wrote on November 19, 2020 at 9:35 am
Marshall was a great friend and teammate for our basketball and softball teams, which played in the Providence men’s league in Fox Point. He was a dominating force not only in the paint on the basketball court. But, as a human being. The Gym Rats will surely miss him, but always remember him. God Bless to his family and friends! Peace Be With You.🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
Donna (Pina) Correia from East Providence wrote on November 18, 2020 at 10:41 pm
My deepest sympathy to the Williams family I went to school with Marshall and worked with him at Verizon. He was a great friend,you will be missed
Michaela Cooper from Ajman, UAE wrote on November 18, 2020 at 9:58 pm
Heartfelt and deepest sympathies to Karen, Kelli, Marshall Jr and my entire Williams family. My cousin Marshall was thoughtful, considerate and had a genuine soul. Will miss his consistent communication, which meant more to me than he will ever know. He left behind the best parts of himself in his wife and family ~ you all will remain in my prayers forever.
Gail Silva from New Port Richey wrote on November 18, 2020 at 1:43 pm
Dear Karen and family. Just learned of Marshall's passing. It has been many years since I have been in your company. We lived a short distance from one another and I did not either remember it or know that you were in Stone Mountain. My memories of you both was camping back in the day. Tons of fun, lots of laughter and wonderful memories for all that camped. May Marshall rest in eternal peace.
Cynthia Campbell from East Providence wrote on November 17, 2020 at 5:42 pm
Class of 1970. Last time we were together was at our 45th reunion. Your laughter was as load as ever. I will miss you friend. Rest in peace.
Trevor N from Atlanta wrote on November 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm
Marshall, you know no doubt will be missed. I've met hundreds of people over the last decade and few stand out like you and Karen. Your ability to make new friends is uncanny and your quest to make the most out of life is the reason why we met. I will forever treasure our dinner and travel experiences and watching you both live, love, and laugh. Karen, please know that your travel family is always here for you. I hope that you will find peace and comfort soon. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Sandra Aneda & Barry Aneda from Colorado Springs, Colorado wrote on November 17, 2020 at 3:12 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all Karen, Kelly and Marshall Jr. We will cherish the memories of the times we had together. RIP Marshall, you will be sadly missed! Love Sandy & Barry Aned a and Family
Ricky Blade from East Providence wrote on November 17, 2020 at 2:48 pm
My Deepest Condolences to Karen and the Williams family. Marshall and I graduated from EP High (70's) and started working at Ma' Bell the same year. We had fun while making a career out it. He had that kind of presence that makes me believe good people still exist. You will be missed my friend.
Tamecia N Buchanan from Atlanta wrote on November 17, 2020 at 12:29 pm
I want to send my deepest condolences to the family. I am in total shock right now but I am glad I had the pleasure to share some of the most wonderful travel moments with you and your husband. Which is how I had the pleasure of knowing the both of you. I am praying for both yourself and your family during this most difficult time as losing a love one is never easy. Stay safe and I ask that God continue to watch over you and your family during this most difficult time.
Carol wiley from Carver Ma wrote on November 17, 2020 at 9:47 am
Karen. My husband and I are so sorry about Marshall.We are keeping you and the family in our prayers. We are so glad we got to visit you and Marshall a few years ago. God be with you.
Cheryl Gabourel from Middleboro wrote on November 17, 2020 at 8:38 am
Karen and family, My heart goes out to you. Marshall was the most caring person, always showing concern and love for all his family. I remember when we were young visiting with my Dad who loved his nephew's and great nephew's. Once the oldtimers were gone, Marshall kept us close we will miss him. Hold onto the memories. Cousin Cheryl
Rachel Wills -Russell from Rhode Island wrote on November 16, 2020 at 10:53 pm
Karen and family - Marshall was a beautiful soul who will always be fondly remembered! Sending you all prayers and deepest sympathy. May he rest in heavenly peace.
Angela Benton from Decatur wrote on November 16, 2020 at 10:16 pm
Marshall brought so much joy to our travel group. Such a stable man with a calming presence. Karen thank you for sharing the love of your life with us. I will remember Marshall and all the wonderful places that I visited with the two of you forever.
Jeanne Purdy from Pawtucket, RI wrote on November 16, 2020 at 9:29 pm
My heart and prayers go out to Karen and family. Marshall will be missed dearly. I will miss our monthly talks. He always made sure to check on me and my family. He was a wonderful cousin
James F Williams from Palm Desert wrote on November 16, 2020 at 9:02 pm
My sincere condolences, to my Sister in-law Karen and my niece and nephew .My Brother Marshall was a really nice guy fun loving with a great sense of humor.He has always been in my life, and even though we didn't live close we were still close Inside. I will miss him greatly. Rest Marsh I'll see you again. Love your kid brother Jimmy.
Denise G, from Atlanta wrote on November 16, 2020 at 8:27 pm
I met Marshall and Karen through my travel group. An amazing and fun couple. God took him as he was in the prime of his life. I lift up Karen and her family and ask that God grant you peace and understanding. Remain encouraged as you will be reunited one day. Keep the faith. God bless!
Sheila Ann Brown from Fall River wrote on November 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm
To the Williams Family....Sorry to hear of the loss of Marshall...My condolences...Rest In Peace...Gone To Soon
Eve Rose from East Providence wrote on November 16, 2020 at 7:24 pm
I want to send my condolences to Kelli my dear friend/ sister and to her family.. I know your pain and I pray for God to give you the strength. I remember your dad Kelli and Marshall. He was a very loving and caring kind person and he had a hearty laugh and when you heard that laugh you had to laugh along with him. Although, I haven’t seen him for many years, I will never forget that big smile and that hearty laugh!! I also, remember how he loved your mom and how cute they were together! You all now have a Sweet-Guardian angel!! When you’re sitting all alone in prayer or in thought you well feel his presence!! And if you look around or up to the sky, he will send you a beautiful cloud or a beautiful bird!! He’s always with you-All!! May Mr. Marshall Williams.. Rest In Peace🌹 With deepest sympathy, Eve Rose and family!