John Raymond Williams, Sr., 76, departed this life on February 24, 2013 in LaPlata, Maryland. “Mike”, as he was called by his family, was one of seven children born to James and Betty Williams on July 25, 1936 in Washington, D.C.
Raymond received his education in St. Mary’s County, where he also met and married Dorothy Marie Thompson. They were united in marriage on April 12, 1958 and from this union were blessed with eleven children.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Marie Williams; parents, James and Betty Williams; sisters, Annie Cradle, and Mary and Hattie Williams; and brothers, Lawson and Charles Williams.
To cherish his memory, Raymond leaves behind his children, Juliet, Thomas (Sharon), Patricia (Jerome), Charlene (Joseph), Laurey, John, Jr., Dwayne (Connie), Collette, Marilyn (Jim), Ronald (Kia) and Sonya; twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; brother, Randolph Williams, along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Family and friends will unite on Friday, March 1, 2013 for visitation at 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment to follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.