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Lawyer Williams, Sr., 90, a native of Terrebonne Parish and a resident of Houma, LA, passed away peacefully at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Visitation will be conducted from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Friday at the church. Visitation will resume from 8:00 a.m. until funeral time at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at New Rising Sun Baptist Church, 230 St. Charles Street in Houma. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his sons, Lawyer, Jr., Melvin (Melinda) and Micheal (Paula) Williams, and Arthur Bishop (Rose); daughters, Patricia Lawson, Enola Westley, Duann McKenzie (Jesse), Bertha Lawson (Sherman), Karen Williams, Laura Coleman (Kevin), Beverly Thomas and Anna Franklin; forty-six grandchildren; eighty-six great grandchildren; sixty-six great-great grandchildren; sisters, Eve Williams, Cressy Marshall, Elizabeth Perio and Dorothy Coleman; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Madison Williams; sons, Leonard and Raymond Scott; four grandchildren; one-great grandchild; parents, Eddie and Earline Welch Williams and Duncan and Daisy Williams; grandparents, Robert and Lucinda Bass; sisters, Gertrude Harding, Rose Lee Washington, Eddie Mae Williams and Daisy Leblanc; brothers, Clarence, Sr., James, Sr., Paul and Lloyd Williams; sons-in-law, Elijah Lawson, Sr., Daniel Franklin, Sr., and Edward Westley, Jr.; seven brothers-in-law, and five sisters-in-law.
Arrangements entrusted to Jones Funeral Home of Houma.