Raymond A. Williams Sr. Dies at 71

Raymond A. Williams Sr.

Raymond A. Williams Sr., also known as “Bobby,” of Estate Sion Farm died on Wednesday, Sept. 11. He was 71 years old.

He was preceded in death by his father, Camile Williams; son, Raymond A. Williams, and grandson, Alberto J. Martinez Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Floris O’Reilly-Williams; mother, Medora Granville; daughters: Cherise Williams Jarvis, Tyra Williams, Cherene Williams-Walters and Kayla Williams; son, Michael Williams; grandchildren: Tiffany and Ashley George, Ray, Raynell and Rashawn Williams, Cheraine Christian, Raheem Christian Sr., Kiara Jarvis, Khali Jarvis, Rohan Watson Jr., Cherene Watson and Roshawn Watson; and great-grandchildren: Shilo Poston, Ava Williams, Raymond Williams, Jayden Williams, Yesmin George, Peyton George, Raheem Christian,Jr., Nathan Christian, Royce Christian, Shanalize Watson, Raenalize Watson and Ronoy Watson.

He is also survived by adopted granddaughters: Thaliya Huertas, Kariya Bernard, Marissa Schneider and Latoya Walcott; sisters: Hilda Williams, Chenel Charles, Melba Williams, Alneade Williams, Palmira Mendez, Audrey Ible, Anita Knight, Dedra Rivera and Laurel lewis; brothers: Melbourne, Shermon Williams, Sabree, Muncho, Dykia, Mojo, Baga, Sabata, Cito, Calvin, Major Lincoln Williams and Camile; nieces; Shakyla, Shakeyma, Synette-Kisha, Ariffa, Aliyah, Amaria, Rainbuex, Sabrina, Rashawna as well as others too numerous to mention; and nephews: Takimo, Modebo, Amare, Elroy, Rashawn, Rashiem, Raseim, Rashiema as well as others too numerous to mention.

More survivors include great nieces and great nephews too numerous to mention; aunt, Sylvia Martin Farrow; daughter-in-law, Pauline Williams; adopted daughter-in-law, Michelle John; son-in-law, Collin Jarvis; brothers-in-law: Alfred, Rudy, Burton, Ray, Kent O’Reilly, Ibo Mendez and Edwardo Rivera; adopted brother-in-law, Edwardo Martinez; sisters-in-law: Valdrie Abramson, Dinah Payne, Kay and Cyd O’Reilly, Marsha Charles and Sherry O’Reilly; and adopted sister-in-law, Lisa Bough.

Other survivors are special friends: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Galloway, Paul McIntosh, Earl Abramson, Shadrack Gill, Henry Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Canton, Landy Calderon, Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Benjamin, Sylvester Allen, Eleanor Estrada, Mona Barnes, Rev. Lang, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Techeira, Amos (Sal) Sealey Jr., Judith Farrelly, Gloria Joseph, Class of 1966, Paul and Wilmot Horsford, Juanita Velasquez, and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Huertas; special thanks to: Junie Williams, Lorna Davis, Velma Perez, Ms. B, Sharon Piper, Peter White, Oliver Cornelius, Unita Johnson, Marie and John Christian and John Bell; and cousins and other relatives: Ralph Herbert, Leova Herbert, Henry Martin, Sister and Cousin Lou Rene Robles, Malcolm, Mosis, Lance, Jeffrey, Beatrice, Eleanor, Bernice, Leonille, Anna Hector, Dawn, Pauline, Florette Begraff and others too numerous to mention.

The viewing will take place at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral services at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, at St. Luke AME Church, Estate Grove Place). Interment will be in Kingshill Cemetery.