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Ervin Leon Williams


Sunrise: March 17, 1946

Sunset: August 1, 2022

Ervin Leon Williams passed away August 1, 2022.

Viewing Monday, August 8, 2022 2:00pm-6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:00am The Mount (Mount Lebanon Baptist Church) 215 Las Gaviotas Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23322 Interment Riverside Memorial Park 1000 E Indian River Road Norfolk, VA 23523

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    Grover munģo says

    Rest in peace my brother

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    Karen Rose - NPD Retired says

    Rest in Heaven Leon. You have paved the way for many of us. I am forever grateful. My condolences to the family.

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      Elder William Ferguson says

      To the Williams family my deepest condolences, Leon, officer friendly as we knew him was the man amongst men! He could sell ice to an Eskimo and fur to a bear! His smile would make you want to be around him and listen to what he had to say. He was full of life if you were down He would open his mouth and pick you up. Rest well Leon, brother you will be truly missed! Elder William A ferguson.

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      Denise L Jordan says

      Leon was 1 in a million who was a person about justice. If more officers had has personna the crime rate would decrease.
      Denise Jordan NPD Retired

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        Mike Prss says

        RIP Brother Leon. I always enjoyed our conversations we would have. You always gave good advice. Sorry I couldn’t make it to your service. You were a good man.

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    Trudy Stiff says

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Kathy. May God grant you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Much love to you.

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    Al Schnitzer says

    Rest in peace Leon. You were one of the finest officers I ever worked with on the N.P.D. My sincerest condolences to your family. Our retiree circle continues to grow smaller. Hope to see you on the other side with our blue brothers and sisters, when my time comes.

    Al Schnitzer, N.P.D. retired

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    Raymond M Pettway says

    To the family of Leon, I am so sorry for your loss. He had the gift of conversation and could talk many people into a peaceful ending.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Ray Pettway, NPD Ret.

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      Mary Price-Moore says

      RIP Leon you will be surely missed. I remember the Berkeley days us growing up together and how you always worked hard from a young boy delivering newspapers in the neighborhood. I know you will be working hard in the kingdom of heaven 😢😢😢. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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    Carolyn Stubbs says

    So sorry to hear of Leon’s passing. It was always a pleasure to be around as he was so pleasant and coworkers really thought a lot of him. My condolences to his family as I know he will be missed by all that knew him.

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    Rob Dickason, NPD ret. says

    To the Williams family,
    My deepest sympathies for your loss. Leon helped me out many times when I was a rookie.
    Rest In Peace, Leon.

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    Jim (Robbie) Robertson says

    May he rest in peace. Leon was such a great person never knew him to get upset . Worked around him over the years on npd. Always friendly and pleasant. So sorry for your loss.

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    John Foster says

    RIP Leon.
    Enjoyed my limited time as being your partner.

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    Wilbert A McCoyJr says

    My condolences to your family

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      Jane Batchler Doxie says

      Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot cure. Rest in Paradise my friend and classmate.

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    Angela Clemons says

    My deepest condolences to the Williams family. Leon had the best personality and he was a pleasure to know. Rest well, Leon

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      Anne Boone says

      A positive Brother….Great Smile…..Great Memories..from Berkley Historical Society…

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    Crystal Rimm says

    RIP Leon aka Officer Friendly!

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    LaVerne Blackwood says

    A wonderful man who never met a stranger, a kind man who always led by example. Brother Leon you will truly be missed by many. Take your rest in peaceful places as you watch over your beautiful wife, Kathy and family. Sending prayers of comfort for the entire family🙏🏾

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    R. Irby says

    If precious metals had been abundant, they would not have been precious. To some Leon was gold to others silver. To all he encountered his spirit was one of a kind and indeed precious. Rest in peace brother!!!

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    James and Michele McCoy says

    Sending prayers of comfort to the family. He was a good guy always with a smile. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

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    Bobby Johnson says

    Thank you Coach Leon for the time and energy you invested in me and so many other young kids growing up in Norfolk. Your impact is still and always will be felt and appreciated.

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      John Martin says

      Sending all my love to you Kathy and family on your tremendous loss! Praying that Our God will touch that place of hurt and bring comfort and understanding. Your Titustown neighbor from waaayyy back!!
      John Martin Jr.

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    Norfolk Police Department Chaplains Corps says

    Condolences from the Norfolk Police Department Chaplains Corps.
    Our hearts and prayers are with the family. Please know the chaplain’s corps stand ready to assist the family in any way possible. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
    IN HIS HANDS
    Norfolk Police Departments Chaplains Corps.

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    ASHLEY AVERY, SR says

    CHECK CHECK. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. MAY HE R.I.P (IN HEAVEN). HE WILL BE TRULY MISS. IN MY PRAYS.
    “””BTW FOR LIFE “””

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    Tony Mitchell says

    Leon was truly the original Officer Friendly. He was Batman and I was Robin, when we worked the Gold Sector in Downtown Norfolk. He was a great partner and friend. He will be missed by us all. Your light will always shine.

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      Deborah Sheffield (Dee Dee) says

      Kathy and Family you have my deepest condolences. Leon was a great police officer to the Norfolk community he will truly be missed with that great smile.

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      Deborah Sheffield (Dee Dee) says

      Kathy and Family you have my deepest condolences. Leon was a great police officer to the Norfolk community he will be missed

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    ABU NA'IM ISMA'IL says

    There are no perfect people in this world, however, there are perfect souls. Leon was the most eloquent example that I’ve met.

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    John Martin says

    Sending all my love to you Kathy and family on your tremendous loss! Praying that Our God will touch that place of hurt and bring comfort and understanding. Your Titustown neighbor from waaayyy back!!
    John Martin Jr.

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    Wendell Marrow says

    To a man who smile was full of life ,his love for all people was unmatched.While not here physically,his spirit lives on.Rest in peace my brother.

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    Deborah E Mapp says

    To Leon’s Family: He was an example of not only a good man, but one who cared. He tried to help young people be all that they could be. As Officer Friendly, he gave excellent advice and led with grace. I knew hm from teenage years and he was indeed a good guy. Rest with Jesus and may God comfort each of you as only He can do..

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    Kim Wint says

    Mr.Leon you encouraged many young children from elementary on up thru high school. You were also so funny you had all the kids laughing. You have done a good job while on this earth. Praying for your family. Now it’s your time to Rest In Peace. You will be missed.

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    Joyce Colden says

    Leon was a very nice guy who always had a smile and something funny to say. My condolences to the family. Rest well in the arms of Jesus, Leon.🙏🏻

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    Regina Askew says

    My condolences to the family.lts not enough word’s to cover how helpful and wonderful Leon was to the community for year’s.Leon will be missed but heaven gained an amazing angel.

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    The Taylor Family says

    My Sincere Condolences and Prayers to the Family. Leon was such a great Friend, and was always there for my family when needed. Rest well my friend ❤️

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    Carla Douglas, NPD Retired says

    Sending my sincerest condolences to the Williams family.

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