Willie Lee Williams
1942 - 2021
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Willie Lee Williams was born January 8, 1942, in Burtville, Louisiana, to the late Marie T. and Charles Willie Williams, Sr. Willie was a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, LA. He completed his earthly assignment at 8:30 a.m. on January 8 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA, after succumbing to injuries received after suffering from a fall. Willie was baptized at an early age at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Missouri Street in Baton Rouge, LA, and later attended Greater Beulah Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA. Willie attended McKinley High School and worked at Baton Rouge Water Company for more than forty years, ending his tenure as a supervisor upon his retirement. To many, Willie was known as "Fox," "Bro," or "Crow." He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends, attending a good festival, and working in his yard. Willie leaves to cherish his memories his daughters Erica L. Williams and Errin Williams (Bernard) Gaines of Baton Rouge, LA; stepson, Iram Andre (Laurianne) Toney of LaPlace, LA, grandsons Jaren Gaines and Jase Gaines of Baton Rouge, and Brandon Toney of LaPlace, LA; brothers Royal Lawrence (Sandy) Williams, Alfred James (Checketa) Williams, and Edward (Brenda) Williams all of Baton Rouge, and Stanley (Birgitt) Williams of Gulfport, MS; sisters, Corine Morgan, Audrey Morris, and Joyce Williams all of Baton Rouge; sisters-in-law Brenda Sago and Marguerite Rheams of Denham Springs, LA and Ruth Rheams of Watson, LA; brother-in-law Eugene (Hattie) Rheams of Baton Rouge, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Rheams Williams, the love of his life, whom he was married to for fifty-one years, his parents, his brother Charles Willie Williams, Jr., and his sister Rose Mary Williams. There will be a viewing Friday, January 15, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70811. Saturday, January 16, 2021 there will be a viewing from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Winnfield Funeral Home, followed by a COVID compliant funeral at 2:00 p.m. at Winnfield Funeral Home. COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions will be strictly enforced.

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, 2021.
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January 16, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sis. Errin. We pray that in the days ahead when you have thoughts of your father they will bring you comfort and strength. Know that he will always be alive within you.

Steve & Pam Bezue
January 16, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Lean on him, and he will give you strength.
Dorothy Knighten
January 13, 2021
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Keifer, Shunn and Kylie
January 13, 2021
We are so sadden by the lost of Fox, we pray that God gives all of you the strength to endure. Love you all, Mr. & Mrs. Alex Bell, Sr.
January 13, 2021
My uncle will truly missed, such a sweet humble soul, gone in flesh but forever with us in spirit... Until we meet again!!! Love your niece Quita
Laqueta Williams
January 13, 2021
Our Prayers and Thoughts are with Your Family. Always remember that God Cares and He’s just a Prayer away. Magaline Brown & Family
Magaline Brown
January 13, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Hattie Rheams
January 13, 2021
Condolences to the Williams family. May God give you the strength to endure the days ahead.
Patricia W Jordan
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