“Why should I feel discouraged and why should the shadows come; why should my heart be lonely,
and long for heaven and home. When Jesus is my portion, my constant friend is He; His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me. I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free, for His eye, his eye is on the sparrow, and I know, He watches me.”
Mr. John Arthur Williams, Jr. (Johnny) entered eternal rest on May 1, 2022, at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He was born in Harlem, New York as the only child of the late John Arthur Williams, Sr. and the late Inez Alford Williams and the husband of Barbara Joyce Williams for the past twenty-seven years.
Celebration of Life Services will be Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at Beach River Funeral Home Chapel, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Rev. Ernest Cole, Eulogist. A public walk-through viewing will be Friday, May 13, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Masks are still required for all services.
In addition to his wife Barbara of the home, Johnny leaves to cherish his memory: six children, John III, Shamika, Qiuanna, James Williams (Dominique), Asheen Williams (Kayla) and Rasheen; ten grandchildren; Godbrother, Jason Malone; Godmother, Melissa Malone; and a host of cousins and friends.