John Junie Williams, Jr.

February 27, 1944 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

John Williams, Jr. Obituary

On October 30, 2023 God saw fit to send his angels to claim his  precious soul John Oliver Williams.

John Oliver Williams was born on February 27, 1944 to The late John Oliver and Mary Williams (who preceded him in death). John was a very helpful child and loved his mother and siblings with all his heart. John moved from Tunica Mississippi to Chicago, Illinois, where he met the love of his life Norma Williams.  On August 12, 1968 John and Norma Williams were married, to this union ten children were born and they adopted two children. John Williams accepted Christ on October 28, 2023 shortly thereafter after he made a peaceful transition. 

John worked alongside his best friend, Leroy Pugh at Pugh and sons before accepting a job at Headstone Company where he worked until he retired. John enjoyed working with his hands and he was proud to work for a company that was helping others. He would drop whatever he was doing to help someone with any issues that may occurred. 

John was a very encouraging and friendly person and would converse with anyone, he had an outgoing personality. He was an avid sports fan, his love for basketball was undeniable. He taught his sons, nephews and anyone who desire to learn how to play basketball. 

John also had a love for music, he was an energetic music savant and could convey more than a note;he had a velvet sound with an octave range. His brother George and their cousins had a group where they would perform often. Later on in life you would oftentimes find John singing to his great grandchildren songs that he would makeup with a smile. 

John was his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren number one fan he cheered them on in whatever they were desire to do. He was and stood as a father figure to his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews he made them feel welcome and loved. He valued family and showed it throughout the years. 

He leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted and loving wife, Norma Jean Williams, five daughters, Victoria, Marcia, Lisa, Tawanda, and Dominique. Seven sons, Rodney, Frederick, Timmy, Kevin, Devin, Catrell and Johnny; three brothers, Eugene Williams of Tunica, Mississippi, Clinton Gale (Lana) Olive Branch, Mississippi , and James Gale (Carolyn) of Chicago IL. Twenty-six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; along with two honorary daughter, Annie Jean Williams (Columbia, SC)  and Fonda Lollar (Chicago, Illinois) and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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November 9, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Minor-Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.
112 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433

November 10, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Harding Street Church
3924 W. 14th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

Celebration of Life
November 10, 2023

11:00 AM
Harding Street Church
3924 W. 14th Street
Chicago, IL 60623


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