Thomasville Times Enterprise

November 28, 2013

Albert Lee Williams, Jr.



2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:  henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day:  and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.  Funeral services for Albert Lee Williams, Jr., 70, of Thomasville will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Willowhead Missionary Baptist Church.  Rev. William Brinson, Pastor, Rev. Andrew Jones officiating services with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Forenza Chatmon, Jr., Mark Futch, Sr., Tracy Weems, Jessie Small, Heath Smith and James Smith, Jr.    Deacon Albert Lee Williams, Jr., 70, of Thomasville, GA departed this life on Friday, November 22, 2013.  Albert was born June 5, 1942 in Cairo to Albert and Alma (Jones) Williams.  He was married to Rosa Bell (Smith) Williams.  Having attended Washington Consolidated High School in Cairo, GA, Albert was drafted into the United States Army, serving his country in the Vietnam War.  He was a retiree from Flowers Baking Company, Thomasville, GA.  Beyond retirement from Flowers Baking Company, Albert worked with the Thomas County and Thomasville City Schools.  Albert is survived by his spouse, Rose Bell (Smith) Williams; his daughter Corine Graham (Stevie), Fredricksburg, VA; granddaughter Alexis Gardner, Charlotte, NC.  He is also survived by four sisters, Mildred Gourdine, Philadelphia, PA, Gloice Weems, Cairo, GA, Ann Williams, Philadelphia, PA, Alma Bush, Cairo, GA; one brother Alvin Williams, Upper Fairhill, MD; aunt Mable Jones, Alabama; mother-in-law Eula Mae Diggs, Thomasville, GA; two sisters-in-law Mary Brady and Patricia Diggs, Thomasville, GA; three brothers-in-law Gregory Robinson and Kenneth Glass, Thomasville, GA and John Brady, Lake City, FL.  Albert also had a host of nieces and nephews whom loved him dearly.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Alma Williams, Sr. and sister, Grace Dailey.    Albert Lee Williams, Jr. was an extremely loving, proud, dedicated father and grandfather who loved spending time with his children.  Albert as a man who enjoyed laughing and joking with all those whom he met.  He truly sought happiness in his life and tried to share a smile or laugh with all those around him.  A special thank you goes to the Dawson Street YMCA and YMCA Coffee Club in Thomasville, GA, for their loving care and support.  Gone yet never forgotten because memories last forever.  Those wishing to e-sign Albert’s guestbook may do so at  The remains will lie instate at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour with no viewing following the eulogy.  The family will receive friends after the services at 703 Magnolia St.  Relatives are asked to meet at 703 Magnolia St at 9:45 a.m. for the processional  Visitation at the funeral home with be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 12 Noon until 8:00 p.m. — Grooms Funeral Home