Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
On January 13, 1961, John Henry Williams was the last child born to the late Silas Frank Williams and Emma Joe Williams in Kingstree, South Carolina. At an early age, he along with his parents and siblings relocated to South Florida where he met the love of his life, Patricia Moorman. On October 19, 1979, they were united in holy matrimony and remained married for 43 years. From this union, their only daughter, Monique was born.
John joined the United States Navy in 1979 and retired in 1999 after serving 20 years as DK-1. In 1989, he joined the 32nd Degree Masonic Shrine. After retiring from the military, he started his second career at the United States Postal Service where he remained employed for 18 years. He was an admired member of Christian Family Fellowship Church in Jacksonville, Florida.
He departed quietly from this life on the morning of November 7, 2022 after an extended illness. John was affectionately known as “Cookie” because he was a kind and generous man who loved to laugh. He was an excellent provider and example to his family and a great friend to many throughout his career and life.
He leaves behind in his loving memories: childhood sweetheart/wife, Patricia Williams; daughter Monique Williams Madrid (Adam); siblings, Alphonso Williams (Jenius) and Cathy Williams Rose; aunt and uncle, Geronia Jenkins (Albert); in-laws, Joseph Moorman (Anna), Carl Moorman (Frances), Anthony Moorman (Norma Jean), Russell Moorman (Belinda), Vincent Moorman (Roxannder), Marie Moorman (Ronald), Christine Elizabeth Smith and Daniel Spencer; nephew Bernard Cooper, along with a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
He joins in heaven his parents, Silas Frank Williams and Emma Joe Williams; siblings, Roger Williams, Thomas Hugee, and Shirley Williams Cooper; grandparents, Rosa Williams Burroughs, Thomas Williams, Samuel Flemming and Cassie Bradford Fleming; aunts and uncles, Mary C. Hannah, Kenneth Hannah, Getha Spates, David Spates, Ora Lee Fleming Polite, Edward J. Polite, Mattie Lou Brown and Isiah Brown.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donation to the American Cancer Society.
A viewing will be held Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. both at Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073.