OBITUARY

Seymour L. Williams Sr.

December 27, 1949March 8, 2021
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Associate Pastor Seymour L. Williams Sr., a native of Jamaica, West Indies, the son of the late Myra Rose and John Williams was born on December 27th, 1949. He went to sleep peacefully on March 8th, 2021 with his wife Carol and his eldest daughter Keshia by his side.

In 1963 Seymour came to know the Lord as his personal Savior and followed in the water of baptism shortly after. He became a part of the fellowship ministry at Calvary Gospel Assembly in Kingston, Jamaica. He was given the right hand of fellowship after he became a member. Seymour continued steadfastly in service for his master. Over his years of service to the Lord he has led many to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. He mentored, gave council and helped others who have lost their way or seeking a new direction in life. Deacon Seymour as he was affectionately called by many was a friend, big brother and adopted father to so many. He was a teacher and one who understands, feels and shares in others pain. He was first ordained as a deacon in 1976 while in Jamaica, and he continued to serve in that capacity even after leaving Jamaica. He served as a deacon at United Community Church of God, Queens New York. He continued his service as a deacon at Church of God, Wilmington, Delaware, and at Pilgrim Baptist Church, Newark, Delaware for many years. He was later called to another part of the vineyard as an Associate Pastor to Pastor’s Howard Weir and Samuel Walters of Great Joy Christin Fellowship from 2009 to 2017 prior to moving to Texas. He and Sister Williams were both active members of the Lighthouse Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas, under the leadership of Sr. Pastor Greg Kearn, Associate Pastors Jordan Potter and Tim Schoenrock. They were faithful in attendance, faithful in giving and active in the Nursing home and outreach ministries.

Seymour and Carol were joined in holy matrimony on December 21st, 1974 the union produced three children, Keshia (Kaye), Seymour Jr. (Kevin) and Shari. {Wonderful dad, great dad, the best dad} Seymour had six grandchildren Jaylen, Victoria, Nina, Tristan, Ajae and Solomon (they all find him to be the coolest grandpop).

Back in the 80s after leaving Jamaica Seymour’s primary goal was to keep his family focus on the things of God and to continue developing a Christlike environment for his family. Hence wherever Christ’s name was exalted, and the bibles’ truths were preached from the pulpit and holiness was observed he and his family would settle there until they were commissioned to go per the word. He received his early education from the public school system in Jamaica, and finally graduated from Kingston College. His professional pursuit took him into the field of finance and while in Jamaica he was employed by the Government of Jamaica in several finance positions and finally as an internal Auditor at the Ministry of Home Affairs and Justice. He later joined the staff at National Sugar Corporation as an accountant for many years before migrating to the United States with his family in the 80s. Once in the states he continued furthering his training in the field of accounting and was able to work with several accounting firms in New York. In 1989 he relocated his family to Delaware and during that time he worked for INA Corporation, CIGNA Insurance Corporation, ACE, RCI and CHUBB Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Overall, he spent 27 years with them and retired in April 2017. Upon his retirement he and his wife, Carol joined their eldest daughter and her family in San Antonio, Texas, ultimately making it their home. He will be greatly missed. He has done much and there was much more that he had to accomplish but the father saw it fit to call him home on that peaceful day in March.

Bro. Seymour was survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Keshia and Shari; Son, Seymour Jr. Grandchildren Jaylen, Victoria, Nina, Tristan, Ajae and Solomon

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.colonialuniversal.com for the Williams family.

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  • Bro. Seymour was survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Keshia and Shari; Son, Seymour Jr. Grandchildren Jaylen, Victoria, Nina, Tristan, Ajae and Solomon

Services

16 April

Visitation

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Road
Universal City, Texas

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16 April

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Road
Universal City, Texas

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Donna Bryan

April 16, 2021

In 1998, I moved from Philadelphia to Delaware and my first job was at Travelers Bank. For my first day of training, I was paired with a very warm lady named Carolyn with whom I immediately formed a bond (given that we were both Jamaicans).

She did not hesitate to invite me and my kids over for dinner with her family. There I met her beloved, Seymour and their youngest daughter. It was clear that this was a family, in the truest sense of the word. Seymour was a family man who led with warmth and love in and out of his home. Such a model of a gentleman he was and such a dignified couple they were.

May God comfort this beautiful family as He received Seymour into his tender embrace.

With Love,
Donna, Sloane, Cameron and Zayne.

Marlon Weir

April 16, 2021

"Gentle" -

If I were to describe Seymour Williams Sr in one word, it would be gentle. However, this kind and noble man deserves so many more words.

It's funny how children are often unaware of the people that are actively shaping their lives and helping to mold them into who they will be. Brother Williams (as we called him) was definitely one of those people for me. The whole Williams family were much more than church acquaintances for us, they were our family too.

Brother Williams always was quick with a kind word, sage advice and a warm smile. His eyes always seemed to be twinkling and seeing something just a bit further than our young, unexperienced could see.

Physically, he struck a tall, dignified pose and had an air of dignity about him always.

He loved his family - Sister Carol Williams, Keshia, Kevin and Shari - my deepest condolences go out to them (my family)!

Brother Williams had a special place in his heart for the youth in the church and I now realize that that twinkle in his eye was very likely the boundless potential he saw in all of us.

Rest easy Brother Seymour Williams Sr - you made an impact in my life and I will cherish your memory with great fondness.

With Love and Respect,
- Marlon Weir

Andrew Morgan

April 16, 2021

Thank you for everything uncle.

R.I.P🙏🙏😢

Me and uncle Seymour

Don Ohm

April 15, 2021

Seymour..my dear friend and Brother in Christ. Gentle in spirit but powerful in prayer and service for the Savior the Lord Jesus.. I shall miss his warm fellowship and low rumble of a laugh. He enriched my life and I am thankful the Lord allowed our lives to intersect here below and I look forward to renewing our bond in glory.

Geoff Schoenrock

April 15, 2021

Brother Seymour was such an inspiration to me and many others. He loved the Lord and it showed in his face and demeanor you felt the Joy of our Saviour radiating from him. I fondly remember our talks before and after Church and his sense of humor was great. We could talk about so many topics and enjoy each other as we would wait for our wives while they fellowships. He will be greatly missed by so many. But one day soon we will see him again in Heaven and will be able to praise our Lord and Saviour together.

Ingrid McKenzie

April 15, 2021

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Ansel & Sonia Sanderson

April 15, 2021

Bro. Seymour was a good friend, mentor, and a great role model. He loved the Lord. He was a gentle giant who was always willing to give positive Godly advise to anyone. We will miss him dearly and he will never be forgotten.

To his family, wife Carol, children Seymour Jr., Keisha, Shari and grandchildren; we offer our condolences. We pray that God will comfort you and bring you peace. Also, that you find strength in each other while you share memories of Seymour in happier times.

Yours in Christ,
Deacon Ansel and Sonia Sanderson
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