1938 ~ 2019
1938 ~ 2019
Date of Death: July 2, 2019
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Williams family. Ezekiel's earthly temple is now resting in the care of Veasley Funeral Home. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall their be anymore pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mr. Ezekiel Williams.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Mr. Ezekiel Williams was born June 1st 1938 in Parkin, Arkansas to the late Silas and Martha Williams. Ezekiel accepted Christ at an early age where he joined Bay Ferry Missionary Baptist church; he and his siblings were members throughout their young adult life. He graduated from Central High School in Parkin, Arkansas. Ezekiel was a traveler, between Chicago, Illinois and Little Rock, Arkansas. Wedding bells rang for Ezekiel and Dorothy Williams when they joined together as one in 1976. He accepted his late step daughter as his own, and together, Ezekiel and Dorothy birthed one son, Curtis B. Williams. Later, in 1994 he took on the responsibility of becoming an awesome grandfather/father to his late daughter’s children, Temesha Tyler “Lucy” and Gavin Foster “Pnut”. Ezekiel had many titles when it came to the working world with at least 30 plus years as a truck driver. With many hats and a continuant in the lawn service that helped so many of us “keep our yard up”. He was a people person and an outside man who never met a stranger. The only secret he had was the magic tire shine in the unnamed blue bottle! Ezekiel was the “glue” of the family. You could always depend on him to get everyone together. He was also a “Stone Pony” in his family blood line and had a keen ear for Rhythm and Blues. He loved McDonald’s coffee, Shipley’s Donuts, early mornings, city or highway cruising, and catfish; “fried hard”.
Preceding him in death are his parents; two sisters, Pearlene Jordan and Patricia Williams; one daughter, Dorothy Foster; one niece, Alanna Smith and one nephew, Taj Williams. Others have passed on that he shared many memories and time with, including in-laws and close friends.
To celebrate his peaceful memorial and cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife, of forty-two years, Dorothy Williams; children Curtis (Ashley) Williams, Temesha (Fabian) Tyler, Gavin (Alicia) Foster, Blythe, Donna, Cornell, Ezekiel, Jr., Lori, and Angie Williams; siblings, Beautone Griffin of Ford Heights, Illinois, Martha Jean Evans of Chicago, Illinois, Silas (Teresa) Williams, III of Thomaston, Georgia, Johnny (Joyce) Williams of Memphis, Tennessee, Mary (Allen) Smith of Kansas City, Kansas, Blanchie (Theodis) Daniel-Collier of Rochester, New York, Catherine (Rod) Richardson of Crowley, Texas, Ursella (Frank) Heggs of Little Rock, Arkansas, Mark (Diane) Williams of Parkin, Arkansas and a host of, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.