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Pastor, Edward Hinson Williams, Sr.

Born: Fri., Apr. 22, 1938
Died: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

Public Viewing

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 22, 2019
Location: Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Location: Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church (Monroe)

Interment following funeral service

1:45 PM Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Location: Hillcrest Cemetery

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PASTOR EDWARD HINSON WILLIAMS, SR. 80 of MONROE, NC passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at Atrium Health-Hospice of Union County in Monroe, NC. 

Funeral Serviceswill be held at 12:00 pm Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 503 Maurice St., Monroe, NC.  Interment willfollow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Monroe, NC. 

A public viewing will be held 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, February 22, 2019 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe, NC.

Pastor Edward Hinson Williams, Sr., a son of the late Ida Daniel Williams, was born on Friday, April 22, 1938 in Bennettsville, SC.  He went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, February 15, 2019.

Edward, affectionately known as Pastor Eddie by his friends and peers, was a loving and very giving man.  He was a great provider and protector for his family.  He cherished the life he shared with his soul mate and best friend, Vashti Williams, whom he was married to for over 57 years.  Witnessing the family that they built together, grow and flourish, always brought him great pride and joy. 

Pastor Eddie loved the Lord and did his very best to live a life that was pleasing to God, Even before he became a pastor, Eddie led a life of service to others.  Whether it was coworkers, customers, tenants of community members, he did what he could to help others in need.  He was blessed with the gift of seeing people's heart rather than judging them by their circumstances which made him the perfect person to serve at Operation Reach Out.  He received numerous awards and acknowledgements from his colleagues and friends thoughtout his many years of service and while those were nice, he didn't do it for accolades.  Everything he did was for the betterment of others.  He loved seeing the people that he helped change their lives in positive ways.  He wa a great pastor, counselor and friend to anyone who needed him and he will be truly missed.

Pastor Eddie has now joined his beloved wife, Vashti, mother Ida and sister, Estelle Melinda Kearse, whom all preceded him in death.

He will be forever cherished by his loving sons, Eddie Williams, Jr., (Carolyn) of Indian Trail, NC and Marcus X (Doris) of Laurinburg, NC; 8 grandchildren, Tiffany Carver (Michael) of Durham, NC, Shanika Walker of Savannah, GA, Shaquana Boggan  and Marlon Williams, both of Wingate, NC, Kendra Williams of Statesville, NC. Mishay Pettiford of Marshville, NC, Brittanie Howard of Durham, NC and Simona Williams-Barrett (Thurmond) of Pageland, SC; aunts, Callie Mae Jasper and Girzine Taylor, both of Brooklyn, NY; brother-in-law, Jay Will Bolder (Karen) of Monroe, NC; sisters-in-law, Sarah Cherry (James) of Brooklyn, NY, and Belinda Clyburn (Larry) of Lancaster, SC; ten-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends.


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Cara Steele
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
The staff of Operation Reach-Out sends our condolences in the loss of Pastor Eddie. We know he had a joyous reunion in heaven. Prayers for comfort to get you thru these difficult days.

April Hammond and the Walker Family
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Sending our thoughts and Prayers, may God Bless you all. Pastor Eddie will be greatly missed.

Margie r Duncan
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
On behalf of the Duncan'family we offer our condolences to you and your family. I pray for strength and know that the Duncan'family love your father a great deal. He will be missed.
Mr. Rodney and Margie Duncan

Rev. Dr. Sandra H. Gripper
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
To the family,
My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Pastor Eddie meant so much to so many. He will always be remembered as a Mighty Man of God and was so positive and cared for every one he met. I know he is now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Pastor Gripper

Corinthian L Parker
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
To the Family of Pastor Eddie,
As, I recall growing up as a rambunctious adolescent and then transitioning from an teenager and  young man into a man; Mr. Eddie always seem to have a positive word of encouragement!! I don't recall a times when I would stop by Operation Reachout to donate items that Pastor Eddie was not there.. He  was a true man of God that offered a beacon of hope to all those he came in contact with.

My Condolences To The Family,
The  Parker Family

Yolandra Shipp
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
To the Family of Pastor Edward Williams, Sr and our dear Soror Shanika Walker it is with the deepest condolences that we provide our love and support to the family during this time and extend it past the grave. May the Chief Architect of the Universe provide the necessary comfort and peace to each of you.

Greater Service, Greater Progress
The Members of Lambda Pi Sigma Chapter Statesboro GA of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc

Yolandra Shipp
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
To our dear friend and sister Soror Shanika Walker and Kristen it is with great love and affection that we extend our condolences to you and your family during this time. If we can be of service do not hesitate to make your request known.

Love Soror Yolandra and Soror Dyonnye Shipp, Rhoer Faith Hairston, Savannah Ga.

V E Grant
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
To the family of Edward Hinson Williams, Sr. May you receive relief from "the God of all comfort" during this differcult time. ( 2 Corinthians 1:3)

Victor Ward
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
Pop, my heart aches especially since I just recently found that Out Father had called you home. I truly believe that He sent you into me life at exactly the right moment. I love you and I owe my life to the ministry and the vision that He placed on your heart!!

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