OBITUARY

Eddie Williams, Jr.

April 28, 1948February 18, 2021
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Eddie Williams, Jr., 72, a resident of Harrisonburg passed away at his home on Thursday, February 18, 2021. He had been sick with myeloma cancer for two years.

He was born in Starkville, Mississippi on April 28, 1948 and was the son of Zaddie Mae McGee Ballard of West Point, Mississippi, and the late Eddie Williams, Sr.

Eddie graduated from West Point High School in West Point, Mississippi in 1966 and worked for Hertz Rental Cars for 25 years before retiring. He was a member of Northside Christian Church in West Point, Mississippi.

He also served in the US Army. Before moving to Harrisonburg in 2014, he lived in New York since 1973. He loved football and NASCAR racing, and cars in general. He enjoyed spending time with his children, that he loved dearly, and his family. He considered his cousins to be like his brothers and sisters.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Ernestine Nance Williams, whom he met in 1973; a son, Eric Howard Williams of Houston, TX, two daughters, Audrea Raina Williams of Wisconsin and Taurus Raina Williams of Richmond, VA, a son, Christopher Edward Williams of Harrisonburg, VA; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father; a daughter, Katina Spearman; brother, Eddie Dean Williams; and a stepfather, Howard T. Ballard.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Hahn Cancer Center for their care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hahn Cancer Center, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Friday, February 26, 2021 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Rev. Robert Jordan officiating. There will not be a formal visitation.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Zaddie Mae McGee Ballard, Mother
  • Ernestine Nance Williams, Wife
  • Eric Howard Williams, Son
  • Audrea Raina Williams, Daughter
  • Taurus Raina Williams, Daughter
  • Christopher Edward Williams, Son
  • Four, Grandchildren
  • One, Great-Grandchild
  • Numerous, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Aunts & Uncles
  • Eddie Williams, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Katina Spearman, Daughter (deceased)
  • Eddie Dean Williams, Brother (deceased)
  • Howard T. Ballard, Step-Father (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • Hahn Cancer Center

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Iris Hogan-Fennell

February 26, 2021

David and Iris sending our condolences and prayers out to the family today. God bless and keep you all.

Bettye Watson-Swift

February 25, 2021

I extend prayers and thoughts to the family. God bless and keep you all during this time. Class of 1966

Christine Whitelow

February 25, 2021

My condolences and prayers for your family. May God be your strength and comfort during this difficult time. Blessings and love.

Mollie McGee

February 24, 2021

My cousin Eddie and I became close in our older age. We didn't spend a lot of time together growing up as he was a bit older than me, but we did see each other during family gatherings back in the day. He called me one day just out of the blue, (I think he got my number from his mother, my aunt Zate), a few years ago and from that time we spoke regularly. I truly enjoyed our talks, we learned that we had quite a few things in common and we laughed a lot. My heart breaks for his family as he was quite the character in the best of ways. Rest in peace cousin, we will laugh and talk again someday.
Love, Mollie McGee

Lillie Harvey-Wills

February 24, 2021

Rest In Peace brother in law.
You have always kept in touch with me ,your Neice and your nephew.
We were very lucky to have you in our life.
I remember our last conversation.
You said I love you Peggy and I said the same back to you. You will be missed.
God has another angel .

Alex Golden

February 24, 2021

A classmate,a friend, we left West Point in June 1966 and traveled on the train to Chicago together to begin our life ventures. Peace and love to his,Mother,Wife and the rest of the family.

Ella Stephen

February 24, 2021

A fun memory with my brother-n-law....
We where traveling from Mississippi to Virginia, I was suppose to help with the drive so Eddie could catch a nap every now and then . The only thing I did was to wake up every β€œ2 β€œ hours to ask πŸ—£β€bro-law you alright?” His response would always be πŸ—£β€ yeah Lil I’m alright!” He drove every mile of the way with me in and out of consciousness!!! He was a super-good driver. I had no worries!
I will truly miss my brother; my friend.
Eddie...In my heart always.

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Biography

Eddie Williams, Jr., 72, a resident of Harrisonburg passed away at his home on Thursday, February 18, 2021. He had been sick with myeloma cancer for two years.

He was born in Starkville, Mississippi on April 28, 1948 and was the son of Zaddie Mae McGee Ballard of West Point, Mississippi, and the late Eddie Williams, Sr.
Eddie graduated from West Point High School in West Point, Mississippi in 1966 and worked for Hertz Rental Cars for 25 years before retiring. He was a member of Northside Christian Church in West Point, Mississippi.

He also served in the US Army. Before moving to Harrisonburg in 2014, he lived in New York since 1973. He loved football and NASCAR racing, and cars in general. He enjoyed spending time with his children, that he loved dearly, and his family. He considered his cousins to be like his brothers and sisters.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Ernestine Nance Williams, whom he met in 1973; a son, Eric Howard Williams of Houston, TX, two daughters, Audrea Raina Williams of Wisconsin and Taurus Raina Williams of Richmond, VA, a son, Christopher Edward Williams of Harrisonburg, VA; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father; a daughter, Katina Spearman; brother, Eddie Dean Williams; and a stepfather, Howard T. Ballard.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Hahn Cancer Center for their care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hahn Cancer Center, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Friday, February 26, 2021 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Rev. Robert Jordan officiating. There will not be a formal visitation.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.