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Malachi 'Cow' Williams, Jr.

October 19, 1956 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 65)
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“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” ~Revelation 1:4

 

Malachi Williams, Jr. son of the late Malachi Williams, Sr. and Sadie Pearl Boone Williams, began his journey through life on Friday, October 19, 1956 in Northampton County, North Carolina.

Malachi matriculated through the Northampton County Public Schools System, graduating from Gumberry High School, Gumberry, North Carolina. He was gainfully employed with West Frasier; formerly Union Camp and International Paper of Seaboard, North Carolina, for many years, until his health began to decline.

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” (Maya Angelou) Malachi found love when he met the love of his life, Annie Cotton. They were united in marriage Friday, September 21, 1979. This union was blessed with two wonderful children.

‘Cow’, as he was affectionately called by his loving family and friends, was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Not only was he a father to his children, but to many youth throughout his community. He was loved and respected by many and will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay… Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some the journey is quicker, For some the journey’s slow. And when the journey finally ends, We’ll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the Lord. On Friday, May 20, 2022; while a patient at Duke Raleigh Hospital, our dear loved one answered God’s solemn call to eternal rest. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a grandson, Jahlani Williams and one sister, Carolyn Williams.

Our family is a circle of strength and love; with every birth and every union, the circle of love grows - every trial faced together makes the circle grow stronger. We who remain struck by the bitter pain of death, but are assured by the promise of God; that He would wipe all tears from our eyes: his loving and devoted wife, Annie Williams of the home; daughter, Shantavia Williams; son, Jeremy Williams both of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; five grandchildren, De’Majay, Rakayla, Jessiah, Jh’Mari and Jhournii Williams; his siblings, Ernestine Gorham (Ralph) of Mount Vernon, New York, Barbara Carroll (Carl) of Brooklyn, New York, Melinda Vincent (Larry) of Richmond, Virginia and Michael Williams of Mount Vernon, New York; two aunts, Virginia Williams and Fannie Castillo both of Durham, North Carolina; one uncle, Henry Boone of Farmville, North Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Queen Debrow of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and Nannie Branch of Garysburg, North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Williams' tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family. 

 

The Caring Team of T. L. Faison's Funeral Care, LLC is privileged to provide

"Professional Care, With Dignity & Integrity" 

to the family of Mr. Malachi  'Cow' Williams, Jr..

We ask that you unite with us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer. 

 

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Services

Viewing
Friday
May 27, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
T L Faison's Funeral Care, LLC
301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876

Viewing
Saturday
May 28, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
T L Faison's Funeral Care, LLC
301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876

Celebration of Life
Saturday
May 28, 2022

2:00 PM
T L Faison's Funeral Care, LLC
301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
May 28, 2022

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