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James (David) Williams

June 20, 1957 ~ September 3, 2022 (age 65)
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The management (Eddie and Jackie Nelson) and the support staff of Nelson’s Funeral Home sorrowfully announce the passing of Mr. James (David) Williams, 65, of Winnsboro, South Carolina.
Mr. Williams' earthly life journey ended Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.   

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at Bethel ARP Church, 101 N. Zion Street, Winnsboro, South Carolina.   Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Garden Street, Winnsboro, South Carolina. 

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Mr. James David Williams was born June 20, 1957 in Winnsboro, South Carolina to the late Benjamin “Bennie” Hanes and Grace Lucille Roland Williams.   He passed on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. 

At a very young age, David discovered that he had a talent for cooking.   As soon as he could push a chair up to the stove, he began to cook and never stopped.   He was a very gifted individual. 

After graduating from Winnsboro High School, he began to realize how much he enjoyed floral design and he made that a big part of his life.    After receiving a child’s organ for Christmas one year, he developed another gift which would remain with him for the rest of his life.  He taught himself to play the organ with a lot of help from some special ladies at Bethel who shared his love for music.   He also played the piano and has played for most of the churches in Winnsboro, as well as, churches not in town.   Many of the citizens in Winnsboro have been able to enjoy his music, see his beautiful flowers, and also share in his good food. 

David always had a love for cats.  He had many cats and loved each one.   David has many friends and family who loved him.   He had a good heart and helped many people along the way.   His wit gave us lots of laughs and smiles and we will truly miss him.   We can see him playing a grand organ in Heaven.  “Well done thy good and faithful servant.” 

He is survived by his sister, Connie Williams Mason; two step-sisters, Marsha Floyd Hinson and Susan Floyd Smith and many loving friends who will miss him dearly. 

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by an infant sister, Phyllis Lucille; his stepmother, Helen Floyd Williams and a step-brother, Douglas Floyd. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Bethel ARP Church, Organ Fund, P.O. Box 639, Winnsboro, SC 29180 or Hoof and Paws, P.O. Box 168, Blythewood, SC 29016.

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Funeral Service
September 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethel ARP Church
101 N. Zion Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180

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