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Junius Coleman Williams, 1933 – 2022

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Junius Williams obituary
Junius Williams (Glenwood Funeral Home)

Junius Coleman Williams died on June 24, 2022, at the age of 89 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

Visitation will be at Glenwood Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at 11a.m. on Monday, June 27, officiated by Rev. Jackie Banes and Rebekah Lovorn. Pallbearers will be Andy Lovorn, Joshua Thomas, Chris Bates, James Pickle, Richard Blush and Harvey Williams, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Jason Blaylock, Dr. Murphy Martin and the nurses and caregivers of Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.

Mr. Williams was born on June 2, 1933, in Dallas Co., Arkansas. He later lived in Camden and Pine Bluff, AR, and he was a resident of Vicksburg since 1967. He married Wanda Geneva Stroud Williams in 1952, and they shared 65 years together. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and on the Finance Committee. He also served on the Hilldale Water Board for 25 years and on the Hinds Community College Board. He retired as Maintenance Superintendent of International Paper.

Mr. Williams is survived by sons Randall Williams (Shirley) of Vicksburg and Royce Williams (Debbie) of Shreveport. Five grandchildren are Melanie Williams Bates (Chris) of Vicksburg, MS; Melissa Williams Thomas (Josh) of Madison, MS; Rebekah Williams Lovorn (Andy) of Alexandria, VA; Sarah Williams of Shreveport, LA, and Amanda Williams of Shreveport, LA and 6 great-grandchildren. Brother is Maurice Williams (Katie), and sisters are Henrietta Richardson (Sheldon), Linda Parker (Ed) and Mattie Humphries, nieces Belinda Fuchsberger and Erica Stroud.

He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Williams, his father Henry Thomas Williams, and mother Blanche Christine Dunn Williams, brother Harvey Edward Williams, Sr., sister Edna Christine Williams Thorpe, and brother-in-law Aubrey Gene Stroud.

Special thanks to long-time special friend Joy Culbertson, and special appreciation to Jo Ann Stevenson, his caregiver.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Vicksburg, MS or to No Greater Sacrifice (nogreatersacrifice.org).

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