Harold Louis Williams

February 15, 1954 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 68)

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     Harold Louis Williams, son of the late Edwards Lewis Williams and Ruth Joyner Williams, was born on Tuesday, February 15, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   

    Harold was educated in the Northampton County School System; graduating from Gumberry High School - Class of 1972.  He matriculated at Elizabeth City State University and later completed his course studies at North Carolina A&T University, with a concentration in Industrial Arts.  While there, he earned the nickname, ‘Sugar Bear’.  

    Being reared in a Christian home, Harold accepted Christ at an early age and united in Christian Fellowship with Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Margarettsville, North Carolina.  

    On Saturday, April 2, 1994, Harold was joined in Holy Matrimony with his sweetheart of 10 years, Phyllis Harding.  They shared 38 years together.  Harold was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.  He loved his family with all of his heart.  Spending quality time with family and friends brought him great joy. He absolutely adored his precious grandchildren.

      Harold was very passionate about grilling and entertaining guests in his NC-A&T man cave, especially on the 4th of July.  He was known for his famous pork and turkey barbecue. In addition, he treasured his camera and enjoyed taking photos.   

    In earlier years, Harold was employed with North Carolina Dominion Power, as a lineman.  He soon realized his passion was coaching.   Coach Williams began his career at Gumberry High School, before moving to Northampton County High School-West.  He later transferred to Northwest Halifax High School, where he served as Athletic Director; Drop-Out Prevention Coordinator; Football, Basketball and Track Coach; all before retiring in 2012.  Coach Williams was known for his matching sweat suits, caps and sneakers. However, he could dress up in his suit and tie too! 

    On Monday, April 25, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. God called our beloved Harold Louis Williams from earthly labor unto eternal rest.  His seeds are well-sown; his service on earth is complete and he now experiences the victory and triumph of eternal life.

    Memories of his blessed life and legacy will forever live on in the hearts of:   his loving and devoted wife, Phyllis Harding Williams of the home; his son, Anthony Demone’ Harding (Abenah) of Morrisville, North Carolina; two precious grandchildren, Taylor Cynthia Harding and Anthony ‘AJ’ Demone’ Harding II; his faithful sister, Iris Faye Williams of Garysburg, North Carolina; aunt, Cynthia Samuelson of Daytona, Florida; sister-at-heart, Vicky Cotton Bennett of Garysburg, North Carolina; brother-at-heart, William ‘Mousey’ Jones of Petersburg, Virginia; two sisters-in-law, Blondie Key of Pleasant Hill, North Carolina and Linda Mayo (James) of Garysburg, North Carolina; a host of loving relatives and friends.  




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April 30, 2022

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
T L Faison's Funeral Care, LLC
301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876

May 1, 2022

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
802 Mount Zion Church Road
Margarettsville, NC 27853

Celebration of Life
May 1, 2022

1:30 PM
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
802 Mount Zion Church Road
Margarettsville, NC 27853

Interment following funeral service
May 1, 2022

Faithful Band Missionary Baptist Church
Cornwallis Road
Pleasant Hill, NC 27866

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