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Weep not for me though I am gone, Into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long, Upon my soul’s sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul’s at rest, There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed, For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not, The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts, In your memory I live on.
Remember not the strife. Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.
Otis Williams, began his journey through life on Sunday, November 15th, 1964 in the countryside of the Cooktown Community of Gumberry, North Carolina. He was one of eight children born to the parentage of the late James Sanders Williams, Sr. and Lillie Bett Goode Williams.
Otis graduated from Northampton County High School-East in 1985 and soon after became employed with Coastal Lumber Company, where he worked for many years, until being injured on the job. Subsequently, he was gainfully employed with New Dixie Oil Co., Hampton Inn, Boar’s Head, and Resers Foods. Otis was married to Geraldine Roberts for several years, but no biological children came from this union.
As far as the man “BIG O”, as he sometimes referred to himself, he was unforgettable. Otis was well known for cracking jokes and doing various imitations and impressions. There was never a dull moment when he was in the room because he knew how to keep everyone laughing. His quick wit would sometimes get him in trouble. He joked so much, sometimes you couldn’t tell whether he was lying or telling the truth. Despite that, he had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. He never met a stranger because he could strike up conversation with ease, and his personality was such that people easily gravitated to him. Many called on him when they needed help because he was also dependable. His favorite pastimes included listening to and singing southern soul music, which he loved. You might also see and hear him imitating his favorite WWF wrestlers. Even as his health began to decline, Otis kept his jovial, carefree personality. His loving spirit and beautiful smile will forever be remembered and live on in the hearts of many whose lives he touched.
At the age of 58, Otis quietly passed away on Monday, October 16th, 2023, while in the comfort of his home. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Lassiter and a brother, John Williams.
Cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of: his siblings, James S. Williams, Jr. and Bettie Williams (Willie) of the home, Annie Grant (James) of Weldon, North Carolina, Davie Williams (Rosemary) of Garysburg, North Carolina and Marie W. Anderson (Burns) of Conway, North Carolina; nieces and nephews, Cecilya W. Powell (Sheldon), Dier Grant, Sr. (Lisa), Essie Anderson, Savannah Anderson, Brandon Anderson, Letisha Williams, Sheronda Curry (Antoine), Curtis Washington, Latoria Harrell (Brad), and Caralette Lassiter; a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, relatives 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.
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