Obituary: David Lenn Williams Jr.

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David Lenn Williams, Jr., 50, of Newport, Arkansas passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Woodruff County Health Center surrounded by family.

He was born Aug. 27, 1969, to the late David Williams, Sr., and Carolyn Williams.

He was a 1987 graduate of Tuckerman High School.  He was a member of the Arkansas Nation Guard for 10 years.  He was an 18-year cancer survivor before his illness took a toll on his life.  He was a licensed minister volunteer Chaplain at Unity Health Medical Center-Newport, volunteer Bible study teacher at the local nursing home, spiritual counselor and teacher at Project New Start.

David was a spiritual and selfless man who spent most of his time helping others and spreading the gospel.  He never met a stranger and he was loved by everyone that came in contact with him.  David loved studying his bible, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, talking to people and spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, his father, David Williams, Sr.; his sister, Nekeyda Williams; nephew, Reginald Williams; aunts, Cassondra Parrott Sherill and Carolyn York; and uncle, Authur Parrott.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife; Mary Williams of the home, two sons; Michael Roddy (Shalina) of Jonesboro and David Williams III of Newport, his mother; Carolyn Williams of Newport, three grandchildren; Marquis, Markel and Jamichael Roddy of Jonesboro, four sisters; Mia Williams of Venice, Illinois, Kenderilly Watkins (Kenrick) of Newport, Nicole Williams (Damon) of Belleville, Illinois, and Jailisha Williams of Newport, uncles; Johnnie Williams, Waldridge York and Larry Dicus, aunts; Sally Stubbs, Ruth Moten, Sarah Williams, Delores Wells (Andrew) Lena Sinks (Preston), Dorothy West, Lisa Turner, and Velda Robinson, spiritual parents; Dorothy and John Patterson, a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

The family of David Williams wants to thank you for your many kind deeds and outpouring of love and support shown during our time of bereavement.  May God bless you is our prayer.

Special thanks to Legacy Wynne Woodruff County Health Center, Dr. Victor Biton-Little Rock Epilepsy, WRAA-Newport, Dr. Kamal Patel-Carti, Dr. Stephen Shafezidah-ANI Sherwood, and Dr. Roger Green, nurses and staff.

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