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Obituary for Cornell Oliver Williams

On Saturday, November 5, 2022, God called our father, brother, grandfather and friend, Cornell Oliver Williams to his eternal rest. Cornell was born November 4, 1946, to the late Mary Elizabeth Williams and James Williams.

Cornell was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. After graduation, he was employed by Old Dominion Freight Line Company where he retired. He later became employed with Standard Office Cleaning for eight years. Cornell proved himself to be an exceptional leader in all areas of his life.

Cornell accepted Jesus Christ later in his life. He was a member of Revelation Tabernacle International Ministries in Norfolk, Virginia. As a servant leader, he valued people and had a passion to help them. Cornell was a committed family-oriented person and was immensely proud of each family member.

He leaves behind six siblings: Juanita Fisher (Husband, Alfonso Fisher), Sandra Jefferson (Husband, Jeff Jefferson), Brenda Britt (Husband, George Britt), Melvina Nixon (Husband, Oscar Nixon), Bernard Williams, and Eugene Williams, Sr. (Wife, Margaret Williams). He is predeceased by three siblings, Cecil Williams, Le Daniel Williams and Vinson Williams. He was married to the late Mary Alice Taylor Williams.

He leaves to cherish his legacy his two daughters, Sheila Braye (Husband, late Vernon Braye) and Tracey Williams Anderson (Husband, Lander Anderson), one son, Cornell Barber, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren; a special friend, Alma Norman and her children and grandchildren; and a special friend/boss, Darnell/Janice Boyd.