Deacon Jimmie C. Williams, Sr., 56, of Palatka, entered the sunset of life on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He a native and lifelong resident of Palatka, born Monday, November 29, 1954 to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Lee (Nola) Williams. Jimmie C was educated in the Putnam County School District (Palatka Central High School). SP4 Williams was a Motor Transportation Operator in the U. S. Army and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and an Honorable Discharge. Following military service, he was employed at a fiberglass plant in Hastings, FL and Florida Furniture. Since March 23, 1982, Jimmie C. was an employee of Georgia Pacific. He was presently working in the Kraft Shipping Department and served as a Team Leader and Shipper for the past 8 years, and previously as a Tissue Converting Rewinder Operator for 20 years. In 1985, he joined Calvary Missionary Baptist and served on the Deacons Ministry, sang in the Male Choir and was faithful in Bible Study. He was Repairman/Fix It Person for the Calvarys sanctuary and family life center. On May 21, 1988, he united in holy matrimony with the former Sarah Norwood. Jimmie Cs hobbies included his enjoyment of fishing, traveling, weight lifting, photography, computers, texting, playing games, and being a comedian.
He is preceded in eternal rest by his father, Deacon Jimmie Lee Williams, sister, Hattie Sugar Mama Williams, and brother, Larry Williams.
To Cherish his memories: devoted wife of 22 years, Sarah L. Williams, Palatka; beloved mother, Nola Williams, Palatka; son, Jimmie C. Williams Jr., Monticello; 3 daughters, Tiffany (Thurnell) Dantzler, Palatka; Kayo (Rudy) Gordon, San Mateo; Dorcas (Derrick) Patrick, Panama City; brother, John L. (Sharon) Williams, Palatka; 6 sisters, Dorothy Ann Hutchinson, Cathy (Jessie) Lee, Ester Wright, Permelia Williams, Janice (Tory) Wilson, Vernesia (Curley) Gilmore, all of Palatka; 8 grandchildren, Shanteria, Kayla, JTeria, Jamaya, Juwan, Jamar, Jimmie, and Jacquez; numerous aunts and uncles; mother-in law, Bertha M. Norwood; sisters-in-law, Marietta Mobley, Karen Maples, and Sheila Norwood; brothers-in-law, James (Christine)Norwood, Jr., and Anthony Norwood; and A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, co-workers and friends.
Visitation of family and friends will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, February 25, at The Chapel of Serenity. Homegoing Celebration will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 26, at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1414 Bronson Street, Palatka, Rev. Frederick T. Demps, Pastor. The cortege will assemble 9:20 a.m. Saturday at the Williams family residence, 708 Magnolia Street, Palatka.
Interment with Military Honors will be in Oak Hill West Cemetery.