Mr. James D. Williams "JD"

January 4, 2021


James D. Williams Jr (JD) was born on January 15, 1940 and passed away peacefully with love ones at his side on January 4, 2021 at Medical College of Virginia (MCV), Richmond, Virginia after a brief and courageous battle with Leukemia. 

Viewing will be held 12:00 Noon-5:00 P. M. Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Bercause Funeral and Cremation Traditions 2609 Cunningham Drive Hampton, Va. 23666. A Graveside service will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veteran Cemetery5310 Milner Road Suffolk, Va. 23534

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Joan Lyon Williams, brother Leland Williams, sisters-in-law Edna Williams & Inez Williams, Goddaughter Celestal Powell, Nephews Delton Macklin Jr., Terrence Macklin, Victor Williams Jr., Nieces Katherine Woods, Stephanie Johnson, Goddaughter Adrienne Chichester, Grand-Goddaughter Iyana Powell, Great-Nieces Jordyn Macklin, Bianca Malloy, Christiana Woods and Great-Nephews Javeon Macklin, Christopher Myers, Justin Woods, a special friend and neighbor Charles and a host of other family and friends.

JD was proceeded in death by his Mother Rebecca Williams, Father James Williams Sr., Father -in-Law John Lyon, Mother-in-Law Helen Lyon, Brother Victor Williams Sr. and Sister-in-Law Sandra Lyon Macklin.

JD was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  He served honorably in the US Army.  He attended Thomas Nelson Community College and ECPI.  He worked in Civil Disobedience and Security at the Pentagon and retired from the Naval Weapons Station.  JD was the proud owner of the Superior Transport Company, one of the first medical transport companies in the city.  JD was a long-time former member of the Dochiki Civic and Social Club Inc.

JD dearly loved his wife Joan of 51 years and treasured his extended family.  He was a gentle giant who loved jazz, history, old movies, good food and good Cognac. He was a Father and Grandfather to many.  He took every opportunity to share his stories about growing up in Brooklyn, his time in the Army, our first date and his ideology of life.  

Two things I could depend on him doing daily, reminding me that he was 80 years old and asking me “did I tell you I love you today” 

Our Father in Heaven has granted my sweet husband and Best Friend JD entry and he’s with the Lord enjoying hymns of praise

God thank you for rescuing JD from any suffering and pain.  God thank you for blessing me with strength to endure.  God thank you for honoring me with a man that loved me beyond words untold.  God thank you for allowing me to honor my vows “in sickness and in health”.  God thank you for 51 years of love and then allow both my tears of joy and sadness to heal my heart.

Baby I will see you in the morning,

Lovingly Joan

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