Howard Williams

Howard Williams

Served in the
Air Force
Howard Nathaniel Williams 82 farmer and real estate developer died May 24 2007.

Born in Nansemond County VA a graduate of Chuckatuck High School he was the son of the late Henley Nathaniel and Dora Williams. He was preceded in death by his son Craig N. Williams grandson Timothy C. Edwards and brother Henley E. Williams. Since 1943 he loved and served as a member of Main Street United Methodist Church where he had served as chairman of the Administrative Board president of the Men's Bible Class chairman of ushers for many years as the delegate to annual conference and as a member of Boy Scout Troop I Committee sponsored by the church.

Active in his community he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board the Red Cross Board the German Club served as president of the Cotillion Club Club 13 the Kings Fork Ruritan Club and when his children were young the Kings Fork Elementary School PTA. Mr. Williams was a member of the Suffolk Shrine Club the Khedive Temple Scottish Rite and Masonic Lodge #30.

A Christian man he had the opportunity in 1978 to go behind the Iron Curtain in Communist China and distribute Gideon Bibles. He enjoyed traveling going to many third world countries antiquing having an antique clock collection and painting with acrylics and oil. He was a member of the Suffolk Art League the Virginia Museum and the Suffolk Cultural Art Center.

Survivors include his wife of sixty four years who he loved and to whom he was devoted Antionette Poulson Williams; his children grandchildren and great grandchildren who he loved and nurtured daughter Joan Edwards and husband Prince of Norfolk; sons Ronald H. Williams and fianc'e Karen Rogers of Suffolk Bruce J. Williams and wife Tammy of Virginia Beach; grandchildren Amy Edwards Myers and Patrick of Norfolk Ronald H. Williams Jr. and Beth of Norfolk David J. Williams of New York NY Lisa Y. Edwards of Norfolk; great grandchildren Corinne Smith Miranda Smith Patrick Myers Ian Edwards Maddie Edwards Camden Edwards Elizabeth Williams Anna Williams all of Norfolk; sister Mae Williams Johnson of Suffolk; and very good friend Pat Williams of Suffolk. He was a man who loved his family his church his friends and his community- a true friend to all.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Main Street United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert J. Parks with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory Saturday from 4 to 6:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to 'Foundation for Our Future'? Main Street United Methodist Church 202 N. Main St. Suffolk VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at


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