Cecil S. Williams

Published 8:59 pm Friday, August 13, 2021

Mr. Cecil Swanner Williams, age 82, a native of Beaufort County, died Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Virginia.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Sunday August 15th, 2021 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, North Carolina. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm Sunday at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory, conducted by Pastor Dwight Jackson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.

Allen Williams, Barry Williams, Brian Williams, Doug Williams and Jerry Williams, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Williams was born in Beaufort County, August 19th, 1938. He was the son of the late Allen Grist Williams and Ebbie Lee Chauncey Williams. Mr. Williams graduated from the Newport News Shipyard Apprentice School. He was a retired General Foreman Rigger with the Newport News Shipyard. He was a Deacon at his church, Mt. Calvary Baptist in Fayetteville North Carolina. He started the Brotherhood for Men and the Benevolent Fund. Cecil was an honest, hardworking, compassionate, loving and all-around amazing man. Cecil never met a stranger, and if you were honored to know him then you knew that there were two things that he loved more than anything, God and his family and in that order. Cecil’s proudest accomplishment was his son Keith, their bond was like no other.

Mr. Williams is survived by his son, Keith Logan Williams and his wife Mitzi of Newport News, Virginia; grandson, Dylan also of Newport News, Virginia; granddaughter, Amanda Rubin and her husband Aaron and great grandson, Cohen Rubin of Newport News, Virginia; eight nieces and nephews; brother, Jerry Williams and his wife Jean of Washington North Carolina; Mr. Steven Lee of Fayetteville, North Carolina, a friend Cecil mentored, loved, honored, laughed and cried with and who lovingly stood by his side through the years; Ms. Brenda Culbreth, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, a true and loving friend till the end, and Mr. Dwight Jackson, his pastor, his confidant, his true loving buddy, the true epitome of a man.

Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com

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