Gerald Emmet Williams

August 16, 1944May 13, 2020

Mr. Gerald Emmet Williams, age 75, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He was born August 16, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia. He survived polio as a child and lived a fulfilling life. He proudly served his country as a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Williams was a devoted husband to his wife, Sharon, for nearly 57 years. He loved music and was an Elvis fan. He enjoyed dancing and loved to jitterbug with his wife. He loved going for drives. He and Sharon took many road trips together to the mountains, various lighthouses and Disney World. He loved grilling out, shooting fireworks with his brother, fishing and he loved dogs. He and Sharon were long-time members of Prays Mill Baptist Church where they were active members of the congregation, and he sang in the choir.

Mr. Williams is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sharon, who recently passed away on April 28th. In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents, Norris and Annie Holcomb Williams; and great-grandson, Brody Brancheau.

He is survived by daughters, Christine (Kirk) Nicholson and Michelle Williams; his brother and sister-in-law, JW and Carolyn Williams; three grandchildren, Anna (Keith) Brancheau, Morgen Nicholson, and Christian Finley; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Porter Brancheau; many nieces, nephews, cousins, numerous other loved ones, and friends.

A graveside service is planned for Friday, May 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM at Rosehaven Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Mr. Williams to American Diabetes Association (ADA), 233 Peachtree Street, Harris Tower Suite 2225, Atlanta, GA 30303,,, (404) 320-7100

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Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134


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Tommy & Laura Hester

May 15, 2020

Christine & Michelle,It was our great honor to have been friends with Gerald & Sharon for many years! We had many things in common .We were married the same amount of years,We were in Church, SS & choir together. It's very hard to say goodbye but Praise God we have the assurance we will see them again one day. We love y'all

Debra Mayfield

May 14, 2020

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Williams Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

Beverly Laney

May 14, 2020

I only had the privilege of being a part of your Dads life for 3 years, but in those years I grew close to him and your Mom. I sat in the balcony at church because I am in the middle of cancer. Your Mom was my friend during this time but so was your dad. He was a very sweet man. He always had a way of making things ok. He was so precious and loved his wife dearly. I am so sorry your Dad passed so quickly after your mother but they are happy together in Heaven now and will never be apart again.

George & Betty Rigby

May 14, 2020

Christine & Michelle, You have been great daughters, and losing both parents in two weeks is so hard! I know your dad and mother are having a wonderful reunion in Heaven! Please know our love & prayers are with you!

Brenda Singleton

May 14, 2020

Having been friends for many years, it is so sad to say goodbye to both Sharon and Gerald in such a short time. The last year has been especially trying both physically and emotionally...especially as Gerald watched his dear wife’s health decline. We enjoyed times of laughter and times of tears. If you knew Gerald, you probably noted a little stubborn times I called him a “stubborn old goat”. 😊 I loved them both dearly!! I know they are holding hands in Heaven. I will miss you both...Snickers and Old Goat!


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