Edward L. Williams, 83, of Springfield MA, passed peacefully on May 7th, 2022, at his home in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Edward was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi to late Otho and Costella Williams on December 24th, 1938. He went to school in Lincoln County. He eventually moved to Springfield, MA at the age of 17, where he lived the remainder of his life. He married the love of his life Sallie Williams on June 15th, 1963, in Springfield, MA. Their only child, Cherie L. Williams-Brown, preceded them both on April 18th, 2021. Edward had a rough life but thankfully he was able to overcome. He worked for years doing junk removal. He was known around the city for his pickup truck, his jokes, and his love for his family.
He was an active member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where he served on the Usher Broad and also drove the church van. Edward also worked for the community by volunteering for multiple political campaigns.
Edward is preceded in death by his wife, daughter, parents, and siblings, Calvin Williams, Marilyn Williams, Othell Williams, O.C. Williams and Irma Williams-Smith. He is survived by his three brothers, Rev. Jesse Williams, Leander Williams, and Wendell Williams; three sisters, Jeanette Dixon, Patricia Hughes, and Lee Edna Smith. His son-in-law, Benjamin Brown; two grandchildren, Torry Brown and Tiffany Brown; five great-grandchildren, Anton, Jayden, Tori-Christina, Josiah, and Samioa Brown; and plenty other relatives and friends.