Clarence Williams

Obituary of Clarence David Williams

Clarence David Williams, 78, of Pleasantville formerly of Atlantic City went home to be the Lord on December 24, 2019.Clarence was Born February 23,1941 to Calvert and Dorothy Williams in Atlantic City ,NJ. He was educated in the Atlantic City School System. After graduating from high school Clarence enlisted in the U.S. Airforce where he received an honorable discharge. In 1961 he married Teresa Myers. and out of the union they had three children Fay Inez, Kenneth David , and Nancy Annette. He later moved his family from Ridgewood Ave. Pleasantville to Mays Landing. There he and his family attended First United Methodist Church. Clarence was one of the lead singers in the choir with his strong baritone voice. In 1969 he became a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he was a member of the usher's ministry, singles ministry, choir, and men's ministry. He was a great supporter of the Youth Summer Program where he was an anonymous sponsor. Clarence joined Hiram Abiff in 1973 being raised as Master Mason, October 27, 1973, he was Hiram Abiff's 50th Worshipful Master under his leadership he began the Annual Children Christmas Party. He served as Assistant Grand Tyler to the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of New Jersey. He was a great supporter and was always encouraging the young recruits they addressed him as "Past" Clarence loved his family especially his daughter and granddaughter whom he cherished and adored them both, They were his very heartbeat .The day his granddaughter was born ,he was at the hospital in Washington ,DC in a few hours to see her,with a White house Sub in hand for his daughter Fay . He worked at the Atlantic City Press for 27 years in the press room where he retired as a the first black pressman. Clarence loved to drive and travel. After his retirement, he became a school bus driver for Sheppard Bus Services where he received his CDL license. Clarence became bored and went to school at the Casino Gaming Institute in Atlantic City for casino table games where he received his license and became a dealer at the Sands Hotel and Casino for several years. After a period of time, he decided he would use his CDL license and he went to work for Academy Charter Bus Company Clarence was a kind, loving, caring, giving and committed person, if you had an opportunity to be in his presence you will never forget him. He was a man of few words but when he spoke his words always mattered. A man of faith, he would often say "God will make a way I am not going to worry about it." Clarence is preceded in death his children Nancy and Kenneth, his parents,Calvert and Dorothy Williams, Sibling: William Myers ,Calvert Jr., Donald ,Joseph Williams and Shirley Boasmond. He leaves to cherish his memories :His loving daughter Fay Inez of Waldorf, MD.,PopPop's GirlNancy Williams, Nieces NY Girl Donna Jones, Fishing mate Lisa Myers. Sisters: Barbara (Hallie) Johns of Arlington, VA, Marsha (Rodger) of Freeport, FL; brother Richard (Carol) of Newark, DE; and a host of other loving nieces, nephews, Cathy W ,Patricia W, Monique W.Risa K. Williams M., Billy W. cousins, and friends. Also Popa'G babies: Rhyan, Reily and Journey. Funeral Services will be 10AM, Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 353 South New Road, Pleasantville, NJ, where friends may call from 8AM-9:30AM. Masonic Rites will be 9:30AM-10AM. Interment will follow in Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor, NJ. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.
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Saturday
4
January

Visitation at Main Service

8:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
353 South New Road
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
4
January

Organizational Service

9:30 am
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
353 South New Road
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
4
January

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
353 South New Road
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery
189 Boulevard Route 50 South
Estell Manor, New Jersey, United States
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