October 13, 1930 – March 16, 2011
Arrangements under the direction of Joshua Memorial Park Mortuary, Lancaster, CA.
Thomas Williams was born October 13, 1930, in Garland, Texas, to Brad and Maggie Williams. He was the youngest of twelve children. Thomas attended Texas County School District. He met and married Willie Mae Williams on July 6, 1949. Unto this union seven children were born. Myrtle, Tom, Leonard and Elenora were born in Dallas, TX. Eddie, Peggy and Willie May were born in Los Angeles, CA. He also raised his nephews, Sonny Williams, Michael Niles and Ray Williams from a young age. Thomas was a loving husband, father and grandfather. In 1950, Thomas volunteered for the United States Army. He served in the Korean War where he earned a Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star. In 1962, Thomas and his family moved to Los Angeles, CA. Thomas worked for L Z Brown Construction Company in Los Angeles for 20 years, until he retired. When he moved to Los Angeles, Thomas joined Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. In 2005, Thomas and his wife moved to Palmdale, California and there they attended Alpha & Omega Church of God in Christ. Thomas loved music and played the guitar. To pass his love of music down, he bought instruments, for his children and five of them created a band named Noble Explosion. He loved watching football, fishing, reading the Bible and looking at Bishop G.E. Patterson of Bountiful Blessing on the Word network. Thomas leaves to cherish his memory: His wife, Willie Mae Williams: three sons, Tom, Leonard and Eddie; four daughters, Myrtle Ann, Elenora, Peggy and Willie May; two daughter in laws, Josie and Mary; three son in laws, Alan Sr. (Jerry), Walter and Kennard; ten grandchildren, Tom Williams, Jr., Shavonna Williams, Edward Williams, Alan Lewis Jr., Leonard Williams, Jr., Shadeed Denson, Jasmine Greer, Walter, Wynton and William DeBose; eight great-grand, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and mother: his siblings, William, J T, Eddie B, Wesley, Maggie, Betty, James Earl, M B, Brad Jr., Myrtle Lee and Ruby; and son in law Deon Greer.
- Visitation Thursday, March 24, 2011
- Memorial Service Friday, March 25, 2011
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March 26, 2011
March 26, 2011
On behalf of my mother and family (Margie Williams-Johnson, Tom's sister), our sincere condolences on his passing. Give our love to Willie. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ray Johnson and family.
March 25, 2011
Although I am many miles away, you are always in my heart and thoughts. Every night when Nora and I speak, I ask about you and Aunt Willie. I am grieving, but I know you are in a better place. Life is but a dream. I Love You Uncle Tom. May the Lord richly bless my family. Virgie, Fred, Na, Brother, and Marjorie.
March 24, 2011
I will always remeber the times when I was a young girl coming over to the house to visit my best friend Peggy, and Mr.Williams always had a amile on his face. He would never call me by my name "Alicia" he would always call me Alisa and I would always answer. The Willimas Family will always be a part of my family.. Much love to all of you guys.Alicia Killings & Family
A Heartfelt Message
March 24, 2011