Jerome Thomas WilliamsNovember 2, 1959 ~ January 11, 2018 (age 58)
Jerome Thomas Williams was born November 2, 1959, in Newport News, Virginia to Deaconess Helen H. Williams and the late Deacon Alonza T. Williams. He was affectionately called “Rome” by his family and friends. Peacefully, he departed this life on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at his residence in Henderson, North Carolina.
He was a graduate of the Hampton City Public Schools in Hampton, Virginia.
Jerome accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age and joined the Emmanuel Chapel Church of Christ (Holiness), USA in Hampton, VA. Later, in his young life, he moved to Richmond, Virginia where he worked and continued to serve the Lord with a zeal for bringing young people to church. When he moved to North Carolina, he became a traveling worshipper participating with several churches in the community.
Jerome was a soft-spoken man who loved playing tennis, riding his bicycle, and playing dominos; but, his favorite past time was studying the Word of God. God blessed him with the gift of teaching and his wisdom, knowledge, and understanding grew even more as he taught Sunday School. He even served as the Sunday School Superintendent at the Spring Green Missionary Baptist Church.
For pleasure, Jerome was always recording special events i.e. wedding, funerals, sermons or music concerts; then, giving away cassette copies of his recordings to his mother or anyone else who made a request. He stopped at almost every Yard Sale Sign to shop for bargains and most often left with quality items. However, he didn’t purge as often as he shopped. He had a good heart and would always lend a helping hand to strangers. Jerome was known in the community as one of the Karts’ bus drivers.
He is survived by his mother, Deaconess Helen H. Williams; his sisters: Pattie Yankee and Evelyn Woods (James Jr.); his brothers: Alonza B. Williams (Shari) and David Williams (Racquel), as well as three nephews, one niece, two great nieces, a host of cousins, friends, and dedicated friend and caregiver, Emma Russell.
Jerome T. Williams was a loving brother and son and will be missed by his family and community. Thank you, Father God, for sharing his life with us!