On Friday, December 7, 2012, James Angelo Williams (aka Tony) of Farmville, North Carolina died at the age of 80. He suffered a stroke in May of this year and never fully recovered. He was a beloved husband of Gloria Johnson Williams. Also a devoted father of nine children Ruby (Dover), Sharron(Ohio) Michael Angelo(Dover), Charles aka Tony Jr.(Texas), Darrell (deceased), Donna (Harrington), Shawn (deceased), Mike Young(South Carolina), and Danielle (Dover).
Tony proudly served in the United States Air Force for 22 years. He was also a Vietnam vet then retired and made Dover his home. He worked several jobs after he retired from the Air Force, eventually retiring from General Foods as well.
From fishing , hunting to cooking up a storm, Tony had a wide array of interest and aimed to make the most of his life. He could cheer up a crowd and make anyone feel at home.
He is survived by his cherished wife and counterpart, Gloria Johnson Williams, his ex-wife Ella Mae Williams, two aunts Lila Dell (North Carolina) and Frances Alvarev (Pennsylvania). Two sisters Margie Holly (Chicago) and Vernell Land (New York). Seven of his children, Ruby, Sharron, Michael Angelo, Tony Jr., Donna, Mike and Danielle. Eighteen grandchildren and eighteen great grands. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and an army of friends.
Friends and family will be received at Bennie Smith Funeral Home located at 717 West Division Street, Dover, Delaware on Friday, December 14 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Home going services will be held at Crossroad Christian Church 4867 North DuPont Highway Dover, Delaware on December 15, 2012. Visitation 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Service at 11:00 a.m.