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James E. Williams, Jr.

James Edwin Williams Jr., 74, of Washington, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

Born July 10, 1944, in Valdosta, Georgia, he was the son of Mary Catherine Powell Williams and the late Lt. Col. (Retired) James Edwin Williams. James, or “Jim” as his family and friends called him, graduated from Washington High School in 1962 and attended East Carolina University, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He was an accomplished commercial illustrator and loved crafting beautiful artwork for his family and friends. Jim was a talented musician; one of his favorite pastimes was singing and playing his guitar. He had his pilot’s license and loved to fly small planes in his spare time. Above all, he was passionate about his faith and his relationship with his Savior Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Catherine Powell Williams; son, Daniel Williams; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Mitchell Bode; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Jeremy Harrison; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia (Patty) and Dr. William (Billy) Jackson, Jr.; niece, Dr. Tracy Jackson; nephew, Dr. Brad Jackson and wife, Nicole; grandchildren, Peyton, Emmy and Autumn Bode; and great-nephews Sam and Ben Jackson.

A graveside service will be conducted by Rev. Ken Hall at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends and condolences following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Beaufort County Traditional Music Association, PO Box 84, Washington, NC 27889, or Eagles Wing’s Food Pantry, P.O. Box 426, Washington, NC. 27889.

Condolences may be addressed to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Williams family.