|The Reverend L. A. Williams, a native and resident of Belle Rose, Louisiana, died on Thursday, November 19, 1981 at Prevost Memorial Hospital in Donaldsonville at 1:45 p.m.
Brother Williams, always immaculate in dress, and who possessed a very pleasing personality, faithfully served charges in the southern part of the state for twenty-four years. He was one of God’s great preachers and pastors with an indiscriminate concern for all those he served. His last appointment was to the Church Triumphant.
He was married to Mrs. Selma Bell Williams, who preceded him in death. Brother L. A. was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Velma Nelson; a son, Nathan; and a granddaughter, Janice Truehill. He follows in death his parents, two brothers, and three sisters.
Reverend Williams is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Albertha Drexler, and son-in-law, Charles Drexler of Jeanerette; one son, Melvin, of Belle Rose; five grandchildren, Tammy Jean and Barry Dale Drexler of Jeanerette, Bessie Mae, Selma Lee and Vincent Nelson of Belle Rose; five great grandchildren; four nieces, Mrs. Evelyn August of Baton Rouge, Mrs. Alice Joseph of New Orleans, Mrs. Hazel Williams of Oakland, California, and Mrs. Ann Landry of Belle Rose.
As we come to the end of a life well spent, may we say as the hymnologist, “Servant God, well done. Rest from thy love employed, the battle fought, the victory won. Enter thy Master’s Joy.”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1982; p. 161 By Moses T. Jackson, Sr.|