Funeral services for Mr. Jerome Williams of Atlanta, Georgia formerly of Americus, Georgia, will be Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. In the Chapel of West's Mortuary in Americus, Georgia with Pastor Robert Douglass Graulich officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.
Mr. Jerome Williams was born on January 16, 1951 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Willie C. Burkes, Sr. and the late Mrs. Emma C. Burkes. Jerome received his education through the public school system of Sumter County. He was a 1969 graduate of A. S. Staley High School in Americus GA. He joined Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev. J. L. Wilson. Later, he moved to Atlanta GA, where he joined The Transformation Covenant Church under the leadership of Pastor Robert Douglas Graulich. He was employed by the Sweetheart Ice Cream Cone Factory of Atlanta, GA for 20 years, also, the Shepherd Center in Food Service, Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Williams passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his father, the late Willie C. Burkes, mother the late Mrs. Emma C. Burkes and biological mother the late, Mrs. Annie Catherine Williams.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a brother Mr. Robert Lee Williams, Americus, GA; a God brother, Mr. Victor Alexander of Atlanta GA; a Godmother, Mrs. Lillie Ruth Pace, Americus, GA; devoted God-sisters: Ms. Rosa Pace, Virginia, Mrs. Ruth Webster and Mrs. Irene Parks of Atlanta, GA; Goddaughter, Ms. Fran Webster of Atlanta, GA; aunt, Mrs. Frances Perry of Americus, GA; nephew, Mr. Curtis Hickson (Cheryl) great nieces: Ms. Tamaya Hickson, Ms. Corryn Hickson, Ms. Chalyn Hickson and Ms. Kamanil Hickson all of Barnswell, NJ; great nephew, Mr. Omar Hickson; devoted cousins: Mr. Dennis Pace, Ms. Lisa Pace, Mrs. Fannie Anthony of Americus, GA, Mrs. Bonnie Williams of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mr. Ronald Pace of Seattle, WA, Mrs. Betty Stephens and Ms. Cherrie Raven of Americus, GA; also devoted friends; Mr. Ralph Koonce, Mr. Marvin Koonce, Mr. Robert Koonce of Atlanta, GA, Ms. Jacquelyn Walker, Ms. Dorothy Brown, Mr. Andrew Jessie, Mrs. Easter Jessie of Americus, GA, Mr. Willie Frank Seay, Mr. Charles Seay, Mrs. Freddie Mae Seay and Mr. Kenneth Jackson of Atlanta, GA; also A. S. Staley High School class of 1969, the Pastor and Congregation of the Transformation Covenant Church and Mrs. Catherine Graulich, Mr. Milton Webster of Macon, GA.