Jessie L. Williams

Sunrise: August 31, 1938

Sunset: October 23, 2023

During the evening hours of October 23, 2023, Jessie L Williams ascended to his final resting place. He was born in Albany Georgia on August 31, 1938 to the late Jake and Alma Williams. He was educated and spent his formative years in Albany, Georgia.

He enlisted and served in the United States Navy for 23 years in various levels of service. He received the Fifth Award for Good Conduct for Service and The National Defense Service Medal.  He proudly served his country. He retired honorably after a distinguish service career. He furthered his education and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Virginia State College with a Degree in elementary education. He also obtained various licenses that would assist him with his business. He became a prominent businessman in Hampton roads area. He enjoyed building and working with his hands, which was his gifts from God. He met, knew and help a great deal of people. He loved his family.


To cherish his memory he leaves; He was married to Varnilla Williams for 30 years and out of that union they had three daughters: Brenda K. Harris, Cynthia Bailey and Jessica Whitaker. He also leaves Grandchildren: Edward N. Harris, Junious Whitaker, Rachael Bailey, Lauren Bailey, Ahmad Whitaker and Danielle Bailey; Dear Friend Sherman Vincent and a host of other relatives and friends.

                                                                                                                For he now sleeps sweetly in the arms of the Lord.       


Viewing Monday, October 30, 2023 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia Celebration of Life Tuesday, October 31, 2023 11:00 AM Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia Laid To Rest Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, Virginia

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    Sandy Jones says

    Mona I am so sorry for your loss of being with Jesse for over 20 years and my friend for over 20 years Jesse has been apart of our family and we all loved him and he loved us we will always miss him he saw all our kids grow up and they will miss him too so rest now Jesse and say hello to Mama Ruth she loved her Capt Jesse

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    Felisha Jones says

    Mr Jessie you will be missed.. always looked forward to you showing up at my parents house asking where that fried chicken was. I’m happy I got to see you last year on your bday and have a great conversation with you. You never forgot those memories of watching myself and my brothers growing up. Rest now and tell everyone up there hello

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    Vevelyn Nazario says

    Please refrain from side comments and let Mr. Jessie’s family grieve in peace.

    Thank you.

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      Felisha Jones says

      What are side comments ???

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    Vevelyn Nazario says

    “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.” Ecclesiastics 7:2

    “The Lord brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.”
    1 Samuel 2:6

    “Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death— they are like the new grass of the morning:” Psalm 90:5

    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.”
    Psalm 116:15

    ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

    “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.”
    1 Thessalonians 4:13

    “Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.”
    Isaiah 57:2


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    Shirley Baptiste says

    Sorry for your loss may God be with y

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    Tom T. says

    RIP Captain Jessie.
    I enjoyed spending time with you and helping you with your projects.
    You taught me some things I will carry with me always. You were an enigma of sorts, but, I could always count on you as you could me.
    I will never forget you and I hope to catch up with you on the other side.

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    Denise Sturgis says

    I am sorry I was not aware of his passing and I would have loved to pay my respects. I worked with him for many years at the credit union and I think about all he loved to do for others too.
    He was one of a kind.
    So very sorry for you loss.

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    Miriam Land says

    My sincere condolences to the Williams family. He often spoke about his daughters and how proud he was of them.

    RIP my friend. Thanks for all you did to help keep my properties and my parent’s properties in compliance and up to code. Jessie was a great friend to our family.

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    Saundra Bethea-Pegues says

    Sending my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. I met Jessie through a dear friend and purchased a house from him some years ago. He was a professional in every way and will be missed.

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