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Willie Lee "Preacher" Williams

October 10, 1951 ~ April 15, 2022 (age 70)


Willie Lee Williams was born on October 10, 1951, in Alexandria, Louisiana, to Victoria Patterson and "Jake" Williams and was their only child. 

Willie grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana, and while in high school at Peabody High School, he met and dated his sweetheart, Juanita Latson. Approximately 5 years after graduation from Peabody, Willie and Nita began their live together as a blended family, with 3 children. Willie and Juanita were married on Christmas Day in 1971, and continued living in Alexandria, Louisiana until July of 1975. At that time, Willie and Nita desired to move to Houston, Texas as they were seeking to provide a better life for their children. One year later, they moved to Austin, Texas, where Willie began a career in the trucking industry as Independent Long Haul COL truck driver. Over the next few years, Nita and Willie had 2 more sons, but unfortunately the youngest only lived for few days. Willie continued working an owner-operator for over 20 years but he stopped working just nearly 15 years ago, as he and his wife faced many health challenges. 
Throughout his life, Willie always said "Almighty God has Favored Me among men", which is one reason many of his friends and family came to know him by the nickname "PREACHER". 

He was preceded in death by both his parents; his youngest son -Willie Jr; his wife - Juanita; and his oldest daughter - Rhonda. 

Willie leaves to cherish his memories: two sons - Jerry Williams, of St. Louis, and John Charles Williams, of Elgin; one daughter Engried (Tyrone) Glasco, of San Antonio; Two Sister-in-laws: Maxine Johnson, of Austin; and Betty Wheeler, of Houston; Seven Grandsons - Brandon, Xavier, and Vincent Jennings, Tavrik, Cameron, Bobby Lee, and Tyler Williams; three Granddaughters - Ebony Jennings, Jalyse and Jhadin Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and other beloved family and friends. 

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