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Donovan L. Williams, Sr.

Obituary

Donovan L. Williams Sr. passed March 9, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 65 years

Born in Dayton, Ohio Feb 24, 1956 to Lucius E. Williams and Betty J. Hurd Williams.  He attended Whittier Elementary school and Dunbar High School (1975) where he played on the football, baseball and basketball teams. He also attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he played football. He worked at Hidden Valley for 20+ years.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Hurd Williams, two grandmothers, Estelle Cleveland Williams and Velma Hanna Dizard, grandfather Jack Hurd, uncle Harold Williams, aunt Betty Williams Cross, cousins Sylvia A. Williams and Kermit Brown.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 35 years, Annette Eldridge Williams, children Donovan L. Williams Jr., Courtney J. Williams and Joshua J. Williams all of Chicago, IL. father, Lucius E. Williams; brother, Ertel S. Williams (Charlotte, NC); sister Tracy L. Williams (Cincinnati, OH); nephew Brandon K. E. Williams (Oak Park, IL); aunts Geraldine Williams Brown (Dayton, OH) and Delores Williams (Denver, CO), mother-in-law, Mildred Eldridge; many cousins, fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., dear lifetime friend, Lawrence Cole and the entire Cole family.

The family request no flowers, in lieu make donations to the Dunbar Class of 1975 Scholarship fund in Donovan’s memory.

 

 

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 Service Program


Services

Walk Through Visitation
Friday
March 19, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
H. H. Roberts Mortuary, Inc
38 S. Gettysburg Avenue
Dayton, OH 45417

Private Funeral Service
Friday
March 19, 2021

11:00 AM
H. H. Roberts Mortuary, Inc
38 S. Gettysburg Avenue
Dayton, OH 45417

Video is available for this event


Donations

Allen Univ-Div of Inst Adv/James Arthur Williams & Dorothy Bostic-Williams Scholarship for Music
1530 Harden Street, Columbia SC 29204
Tel: 1-803-376-5724
Web: http://www.allenuniversity.edu

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