John E. Williams

01/05/1954 - 08/11/2022

Obituary For John E. Williams

John Edward Williams was born on January 5, 1954, to the late Benjamin Gordon, Sr., and the late Carrie Williams in Hampton County, South Carolina. On August 11, 2022, God called this quiet and peaceful soul to eternal rest.

In 2002, John worked in David R. Miller's campaign for City Council in the 41st District, Kings County, New York. He became a key member of the campaign staff as Director of Field Operations. He was bitten by the political bug and would run for office himself.

In 2005, John ran with David R. Miller's slate for Judicial Delegate in the 2nd Judicial Conference, County of Kings, State of New York from the 55th Assembly District, along with David R. Miller IV. His slate won and elected him Vice Chairman for the Judicial Convention. During the Judicial Convention, Supreme Court Judges for Kings County, New York are selected. Winning an elected office made him the Honorable John E. Williams.

In 2006, John ran with his slate for a second time for Judicial Conference, County of Kings, State of New York from 55th Assembly District, New York. The slate won again, and John served and was elected Vice Chairman of his delegation to the Judicial Convention. In New York State, Supreme Court Judges are elected.

In 2012, The Honorable John E. Williams was a candidate for the position of Male State Committeeman from the 55th Assembly District, Kings County, The State of New York. In 2014, The Honorable John E. Williams was once again a candidate for the position of Male State Committee (District Leader) from the 55th Assembly District, Kings County, State of New York.

John was warmly called the "Mayor of the Community" and called "Uncle John" by the young African American men that lived in the community, as he would always treat them and his community with his famous yard barbecue. John was a man of great wisdom, the "Kuhuna" his family affectionately called him. A patient and kind spirited Gentle Giant with a passion for carpentry, fishing, cooking and most importantly, spending precious time with his family. He would always share his blessing with others so that they could experience the same joy he had. A true giver, fighter, father and friend to so many with a loving and affectionate smile.

He was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents: Curtis Warren and Eliza Street, Paternal Grandparents; Canie Gordon and Mary Gordon Frazier, and (2) Siblings Jessie Wilson and Janice Gordon.

He leaves to cherish his memories: Beautiful and Beloved Wife: Teresa Williams, Brooklyn, New York; Loving Mother Cora Gordon, Allendale, South Carolina, (4) Children: Tisha Williams, Varnville, South Carolina, Samuel (Shontay) Miller, Barnwell, South Carolina, Christine (Kareem) Pratt, Augusta, Georgia, Tiffany Watson, Brooklyn, New York; (12) Grandchildren: Skyla Williams, Jalil Pratt, Khalil Pratt, Charleston "C.J." Mimms, Dy'manii Bryant, Akilah Miller, MaKailah Edwards, Samuel L. Miller, Jr., DeVonteriuel L. Miller, Janeysa Miller, Devonti Miller, Sh'Miyah Miller; (5) Great-Grandchildren; (1) God-Daughter: Cenir Chamblee, Brooklyn, New York; (4) Siblings: Barbara Williams, Varnville, South Carolina, Tammy Gordon, Allendale, South Carolina, Richard (Debra) Wilson, Varnville, South Carolina, Benjamin Gordon, Jr., Allendale, South Carolina; (2) Brothers-in-law: Mitchell Simms and Michael Simms. A host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.


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