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Willie Herman Williams, Jr.


Sunrise: October 23, 1959

Sunset: September 7, 2022

Willie Herman Williams, Jr., finished his courageous battle on September 6, 2022. Willie was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on October 23, 1959, to the late Willie Herman Williams, Sr., and Ruth Evelyn Williams. He was educated in the Virginia Beach Public School System and traveled the world as a Merchant Seaman for a number of years. He later worked as a long distance truck driver until his early retirement.

Willie loved football and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He also enjoyed fishing and cooking, as well as customizing and maintaining his treasured Ford trucks.

Willie was a proud grandfather and adored his three grandchildren, Aaliyah, Lihyana, and Karyah. He often amused his family with stories about them and cherished how they called him “Gandpa.”

Willie leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Veronica Shields; three granddaughters, Aaliyah Shields, Lihyana Shields, and Karyah Shields; stepdaughter, Wanika Shields; five sisters, Cassandra Williams, Cordelia Johnson, Hermette (Clarence) Burrows, Joan (Art) Wells, and Lisa Garnett; brother, Bryant (Antoinette) Williams; and loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Willie was predeceased by his parents, Willie and Ruth Williams; brother, Tiny Mack, Jr.; sister-in-law, Gloria Mack; sister, Karen Bowman; and stepson, La’Mar Shields.

Memorial Service Tuesday, September 13, 2022 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523

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