Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD


Jay-Ar Williams

June 3, 1955December 13, 2019
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Jay-Ar Williams was born June 3, 1955 to the late Howard Raymond Williams Sr. and Flossie Virginia Chew-Walker of Washington, DC and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the third child of a blended family of fifteen children. At the age of 64, Jay-Ar unexpected transitioned into eternal rest at his home on the evening of December 13, 2019.

His early education was received in the public schools of Philadelphia and Washington D.C, where he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School.

Jay-Ar was united in holy matrimony to Donna S. Williams in front of friends and family in September 1983. They remained close friends after divorcing in 2007.

Jay-Ar started his professional career as an electrician and then transitioned into many prestigious roles in the world of automotive sales. He was a natural salesman, enjoyed providing excellent service to his clients and was a consultant on all things cars for his family and close friends. Jay-Ar was known for his exuberant, but also private way of life. He could be the life of the party and fill a room with his infectious laughter, his amazing dance moves, and his gorgeous smile. But at the same time he enjoyed his solitude and the comfort of his home. Jay-Ar loved music, football, travel, and motorcycles, but there was nothing he loved more than being a father and a Gpa/Pop-Pop. He leaves to mourn three daughters; Crystal Williams, Tiffany Williams, and Anitra Campbell, seven grandchildren, fourteen siblings; Barry, Jeanette, Doris (Raymond), Deborah, Annette (Frankie), Roy(deceased), and Alva (Ivory) of Philadelphia; Donald, Francis, Eric, Lorna, Tony, and Philip of Maryland; and Michael of Oregon; and his loving ex wife, Donna S. Williams. In addition, there are many other beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends in Philadelphia, Garland, and all over the United States who were loved and cherished by Jay-Ar.


  • Visitation Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 20, 2019


Jay-Ar Williams

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Alice & Doug DeFreest

December 22, 2019

Jay-Ar was an angel and we told him so often. Doug is paralyzed and after he sold us a van, he went above and beyond to help us afterwords. He went out of his way for us. He will be missed. Sweet and kind and dropped what he was doing when someone needed his help. His family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Paul Black

December 21, 2019

As a cousin to Larry Dosik one of Jayars close pals. When I had my 50 th birthday celebration with just 6 closest family and friends in Honolulu I was lucky enough to have had JayAr join the party!

That event 14 yrs ago sealed the bond of friendship I enjoyed for over 25 years via cousin Larry.

I had dinner with Larry and JayAr in DC a few months ago. So glad I saw him recently.

Will miss him and know we will see each other again.

RIP 🙏❤️

G Duffy

December 19, 2019

Sorry to the family for your loss. Jay-Ar was a great man. I only knew him briefly, when our family was in need of a wheelchair van and I showed up on the lot. I didn't know the first thing about vans with ramps, what models of vans were available, or their cost. Jay-Ar showed sincere interest and took his time explaining the pros and cons of the options, and I was so glad to work with him. We kept in touch since we first met and he was a terrific man.

Christine Buckalew

December 18, 2019

My heart breaks for you, Crystal, and your family. Your dad must have been one heck of man to create a daughter as amazing as you. I know you will keep his memories alive and celebrate his life well-lived. May he be with you forever.
With deepest sympathy,

Lori Pastro

December 17, 2019

My husband Charlie and I just met Jay-Ar a few weeks ago at the mobility center in Alexandria, VA. He was so nice and fun to talk with. So, we ended up staying there after he closed the shop for a while to talk about old cars, the Mecum Auto Auctions, and lots of other cool, nostalgic things...and more. He showed us a picture of his '55 Chevy and some other great photos.

By the time we left, we felt like we had spent an afternoon with an old friend. Jay-Ar mentioned all of us going to the auto auction next year. When we were on our way out, I said, "Thanks for making this such a nice afternoon. My husband is having surgery soon, and you cheered him up!"

Anyway, we are so sorry to hear about his sudden passing. We would have liked to have gotten to know him better. We send our prayers out to his family during this difficult time.

Lori Pastro and Charlie Myers

Arthur Lauw

December 16, 2019

Jay-Ar, you are always sincere, caring, and thought of others first. Those who knew you know that you always had their backs! You will be missed in our automotive family and community. God finally took back one of his favorites. Miss you Dude...ride well in heaven!

shelby nelms

December 16, 2019


My mentor, I've learned a heck of a lot from you. Our 101 talks, our fights , and make -up sections lol. Your knowledge of everything, I am glad to have met such an laid back, no non-sense guy. We had lots of laughs.
I promise to keep pushing and continue to take what you have shown me to the next level. You were my ear, shoulder at times. You have talked me off the ledge a many times. I appreciate that. We've became really close, i will cherish that.
Our after 4pm dance sections, and laughs.
I will miss you my friend
Rest Eazy :( Rest in peace)

mark winer

December 16, 2019

we first meet and worked together at rosenthal toyota. after a couple of years we went in different directions.
jr would always make sure we stayed in touch .
a true friend, and will be missed.

rest in peace.


Bill Devine

December 16, 2019

He was funny, caring, lots of fun, nothing embarrassed him, he had your back, risk taker, loved going fast, very frugal, loved Harleys, ‘56 Chevy’s, cars that were fast, basketball, football, was very fast in his day, neat freak, loved his kids and grandkids, was a member of the Golden-boys, was very sure of himself, true friend to those he let in, great car guy, great human being, thanks for the memories, was his own man! Love you roomie, there will never be another you.-Bill

Mobility Works Mobility Works

December 16, 2019

From the Mobility Works team in Alexandria, Your work family will miss you dearly. Your devotion to the disabled community over the past years has given the freedom of Mobility to many you have served. Your compassion for this industry will be missed greatly.

The Children from the MDA camp will miss seeing your smiling face this upcoming year. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

it was a pleasure and an honor to have known you.