OBITUARY

Captain Reginald Dewayne Williams

June 14, 1965April 5, 2021
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Reginald was born in Shreveport, LA to the late Henry Williams and Reba Pikes on June 14, 1965. He graduated from Green Oaks High School in 1983. After high school Reginald attended Grambling State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 1987. While attending Grambling he became a member of the distinguished men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Chapter in the Spring of 1986.

After graduating from Grambling State University, Reginald moved to Dallas, TX in 1990 and on the 4th day of July 1992, married Canefa Murray and the fireworks never stopped. He was devoted to his family, his friends and his fraternity. He lived by the Alpha motto “First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All". Reginald was an active member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.. At an early age, he gave his life to Christ and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA. After moving to Dallas, he became a member of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, TX.

Reginald was employed by Dallas Fire and Rescue on January 29, 1992. In his 29 years of service, Reginald advanced through the ranks to Captain. On May 5, 2000, he received the Medal of Valor for Duties Performed with Bravery, Dedication above and beyond The Call of Duty on April 25, 1999 from the Black Fire Fighters Assoc. of Dallas.

Captain Reginald Dewayne Williams was called from his Labor to his Reward in Glory on Monday, April 5, 2021. Reginald was welcomed by his father, Henry Williams and mother, Reba Pikes.

Reginald leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of twenty-nine years, Canefa Williams and daughters, April “Nikki” Smith (Toni) and Amber “Sweetcake” Williams and a host of uncles, aunts, family and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Canefa Williams, Loving and Devoted Wife of Twenty-nine years
  • April "Nikki" Smith (Toni), Daughter
  • Amber "Sweetcake" Williams, Daughter
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Black Fire Fighters Association , Active Pallbearer
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Active Pallbearer
  • Rodney Murray, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Thomas Moore, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Clarence Pearson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Donald Morris, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tommy Morris, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Johnny Morris , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Hubert Morris, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

13 April

Visitation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

1500 Pierre Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103

14 April

Service of Celebration

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

1500 Pierre Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Celebrating the Life and Legacy

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

Memories

Captain Reginald Dewayne Williams

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Greg Jones

April 10, 2021

It saddens me to have lost a great brother. Reg was someone I came to know on the campus of Grambling State University as an aspirant of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity back in the late 80s. It was great to have seen him at one of our Grambling DFWMetro Alumni Chapter meetings a little more than a year ago. Reconnecting with him reminded me of old times on the yard with Chalk, Kurt, Hump, Jeff, Ken, Courtland, Byron, Mike, and others who I call, "OLD SCHOOL!" Reg seemed to be the quietest of ALL of them though (at least to me). I looked up to Reg because he wasn't just a Brother, he was a FRIEND; one with sound wisdom who was always willing to give great advice. It seemed so right that he was a Firefighter; one who was willing to risk his life to save others because that's just who he was.

Family, I want you to know that I'm praying for you. There is NO SORROW that Heaven can't feel. Know that all of Reg's GSU Friends and Fraternity are here for you ALWAYS. We have a bond that even death cannot break! I LOVE YOU DEARLY.

Wow! Life is short! Gonna miss you Frat!

Greg Jones

Tongela Bell

April 10, 2021

We will miss you my classmate and friend! I will always remember the bond and good times we had as the Green Oaks Class of 1983 and the memories of our gatherings in DFW! May your soul Rest In Peace my brother. One day we will see you again. We will be there for Canefa❤️

Rest on my friend and
watch over us!

Daphne Thibeaux

April 9, 2021

I am sending heartfelt prayers to the family. May God comfort and bring you strength during this difficult time.

Twyla Williams

April 9, 2021

Im one of Reginald's younger cousins and All I would like to say is my Big Cousin was a Man of Honor, he was a Go-Getter and family orientated . And he's Truly going to be missed. Gone but Neva Forgotten.

Dr. Ronna Miller

April 9, 2021

So saddened to hear of Captain Williams' passing. Sending heartfelt condolences to the family, loved ones and the DFR family. May your loving memories bring you peace and healing in this time of grief and in the days ahead.

Tracey Thomas

April 8, 2021

Thanks for the high school memories and class reunion parties. Rest In Peace and just know that Class of “83” will always keep you in our hearts.

With a heavy heart.

Tracey Thomas Moon

Andre Turner

April 8, 2021

Gone Too Soon!! Rest well My Brother! Sweet Rest!

Sharon Ellis

April 8, 2021

I knew Reginald from being a member of the Grambling Dallas Alumni chapter. He was a faithful member. He was a very nice young man and we will miss his beautiful smile. My prayers and condolences are extended to his family. May the loving memories you shared comfort you today and the days ahead. God be with you. Safe travels Reginald! Another Fallen Tiger.

Tonja Frazier

April 8, 2021

It was great having you as an active involved parent at High Pòinte Elementary Cedar Hill. Rest in Love Gram Fam

Ronald Gadson

April 8, 2021

Love U Frat! Rest Peacefully!
May the LOVE OF GOD Comfort All of Your Family and Friends!
Gas #2 Fall 85 GSU

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