Lester Lawson Williams

January 30, 1935November 6, 2018

Lester Lawson Williams, 83, passed away on November 6, 2018. He was a native of Poquoson and a resident of Smithfield for 20 years. Lester was a Retired SSGT E-5 of the United States Air Force serving in Vietnam. He later worked and retired from the Civil Service. Lester was a member of Bible World Apostolic Church.

Lester is preceded in rest by his son, Owen; daughter, Mary; and four brothers. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 20 years, Joyce Williams; sons, Carl Williams (Alice) of Edmond, Oklahoma and Jeff Williams (Linda) of Lawton, Oklahoma; daughter-in-law, Lucy Williams of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren, Ian Williams and Brian Williams; brother, Milburn Williams of Hampton, Virginia; sister, Ethel Thompson (Kenneth) of California; and a host of nieces, nephews, step-children, step-grandchildren, and one step-great-granddaughter.

The family will receive friends at 12:00 pm on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Bible World Apostolic Church, 600 Happy Acres Road, Chesapeake, Virginia 23323 with a funeral service to begin at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and offer words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.


  • Joyce Williams, Wife
  • Carl Williams and wife, Alice, Son
  • Jeff Williams and wife, Linda, Son
  • Lucy Williams, Daughter-in-law
  • Ian Williams, Grandson
  • Brian Williams, Grandson
  • Milburn Williams, Brother
  • Ethel Thompson and husband, Kenneth, Sister
  • Host of Nieces, Nephews, Step-Children, and Step-Grandchildren, *
  • One Step-Great-Granddaughter, *
  • Owen, Son, *
  • Mary, Daughter, *
  • William Perry Williams, Father
  • Irene Virginia Lawson, Mother
  • Four Brothers, *


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, November 9, 2018

Lester Lawson Williams

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Shirley McConnell

November 9, 2018

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