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1631 Church Street
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Richard Williams

Richard Lee Williams Sr.

Sunday, November 3rd, 1940 - Saturday, July 17th, 2021
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Richard Lee Williams, Sr. was born into this world on November 3, 1940 to the late Elish and Lemon McCloud Williams in Fairfield, North Carolina. When he was very young, the family moved to Norfolk, where he attended Norfolk Public Schools. During his high school years, he played football at Booker T. Washington. Later, he received training as a welder and worked in that field for over 40 years. After retiring from welding, he began working at his beloved church (New Hope C.O.G.I.C) where he was responsible for opening and closing the church for its daycare and services. He so enjoyed being around his church family. After retiring, again, from the duties at the church, he continued to work around the church as a volunteer, distributing food to the homeless.

Richard was dedicated to God and family and was filled with compassion and respect for others. His spirit and words of wisdom will be our guide as we continue on our life’s journey.

Richard transitioned this earthly life on July 17, 2021. He was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Daphine Wells Williams and five brothers, James T. Williams, Johnnie E. Williams, Dave J. Williams, George A. Williams and Fred L. Williams, and leaves to celebrate his life his brother, Joe Williams; two sisters, Ruby Williams and Mary Harper; three children, Richard Lee Williams, Jr., Lynn Nora Quash (Bernard), Eric Joe Willams; two grandchildren, David L. Cahoon and Ericka D. Williams, and two great grandchildren, Simara Cahoon and Avery Cahoon. Along with a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and companions we say so long for now Richard, Richard Lee, Daddy, Pop-a-dopolous, Grand Daddy, Uncle Richard, Mr. Richard, Brother Williams, Friend.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Friday, July 23rd, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, July 23rd, 2021 11:00am
    New Hope COGIC
    3241 Brest Ave
    Norfolk, Va 23509
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Zaneta A. Bailey

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Richard Lee Williams Sr

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Lord Forever Bless This Family Brother Williams was a Great Man who Loved GOD. I will always remember him. Strong/Hard worker. Kept me laughing.
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Rest In Peace Uncle Richard from Mike and Tyler Williams-NJ
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James R. Bradley

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With deepest sympathy and a prayer that the Lord will fill your days with His peace and bring comfort to your heart.

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Margaret King Johnson

Posted at 04:50pm
Hoping the family stand fast and your hearts are not too heavy may God keep you all close in his heart and you all know that Richard is now in a resting place and there will be No pain, for him Richard was my second cousin and when i did see him he always gave up a big smile Rest my cousin 🙏 Margaret King Johnson& Katina King & Joseph King Children's of Thomas & Annie King💖🙏

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