James “Jimmy” Williams

James Williams
March 15, 1940 – August 23, 2022
Photo made available by George Collins Funeral Home


 James “JImmie” Williams was born on 15 Mar 1940 in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, USA a child of Clifford Williams and Vacile Williams.


When he was 58, he married Ruby Clavon, on 24 May 1998.


He died on 23 Aug 2022.  James “JImmie” Williams was buried on 01 Sep 2022 in Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina, USA at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Obituary for James Williams

James, affectionately called Jimmy, was born March 15, 1940, in Savannah, GA, where he spent his early childhood and attended Bolden Baptist Church. They moved to the Bronx, New York where he graduated High School and joined the Army. James was Honorably discharged and later worked at the Veterans Hospital in the Bronx. He became an Industrial Painter before he was employed with the New York City Housing Authority, where he received several awards, became Borough Manager and retired in 1994 after 32 years of service. After retirement, James relocated to Bishopville, SC and joined New Jerusalem Baptist Church. He met Ruby Clavon Gibbs in 1997 and they were married May 24, 1998. James enjoyed sports and fishing with his family and friends. He enjoyed planting fruit trees, harvesting fruit and making wine. He did things his way. James departed this life on August 23, 2022.

He was proceeded in death by his birth parents Clifford Williams and Vacile Williams; his custodial parents, Cleveland Ellis and Willa Ellis; two sisters, Louise Williams and Fannie Bright; his brother Clifford Williams Jr.; brother-in-law, David Clavon; grandson, James Jefferson III; and his beloved dog, “Shaft”.

James is survived by his wife, Ruby Gibbs Williams; seven children, Samuel Butch Robinson, James Greg Robinson, Gary Williams, Alicia Williams Niles (Donald), Jandi Jefferson, Thaddeus (Andrea) Dickey, and Kevin (LaQuetta) Dickey; seven grandchildren, Jamar Williams (Chrystal), Justin Niles, Maia Niles, Brittiany Jefferson, Jessica Dickey, Kierra Redmond, and Dominique Dickey; five great grandchildren, Madison Washington, Neveah Gates, Khorry Dickey, Adreanna Williams, and Jayden Williams; one sister, Deloris (Rufus) Rogers of New York, NY; seven sisters-in-law, Gertrude Major, Anne Clavon, Louise White, Deloris (Samuel) Wright, Rebecca (Marion) Major, Shirley Morrell, Ruth Ann (Timothy) Wilson; five brothers-in-law, James (Thelma) Clavon, Benjamin (May) Clavon Jr., Nathaniel (Rozenia) Clavon, Timothy Clavon, Joe Nathan (Barbara) Clavon; one adopted daughter, Brenda Martin; one adopted son DeMarco Mitchell; The Lee County DSN Family, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


AUG 31. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (ET)
Collins Funeral Home, Inc
714 W. Dekalb Street
Camden, SC 29020

Funeral Service
SEP 1. 10:00 AM (ET)
Camden First United Methodist Church
704 W. Dekalb
Camden, SC 29020

SEP 1 (ET)
Greenlawn Cemetery
561-573 Campbell St.
Hartsville, SC 29550

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