James Williams

Aug 14, 1932 - Jul 31, 2006

Obituary

James Williams was born on August 14, 1932, as the second child of eight children to the parents Murphy Williams, Sr. and Daisy Lee Preston-Williams in Louisiana.
He graduated from State High School in Louisiana. He went on to further his education in College and was a football athlete.
Blessed with a beautiful Bass, Baritone voice, he first began singing with his father, brothers and other groups.
He moved to California in 1963 where he began a long career as a Frame Switchman at Pacific Bell. In April 2000, he retired with 37 years of service.
He also became a member and lead Bass singer with gospel singing group “The Los Angeles Angels”.
In the year 1968, James then met Emma Bravo while performing at the Los Angeles Job Corp. Center with the Los Angeles Angels. In August of that year, they formed a union that lasted 37 years until his homegoing.
James made many friends in his lifetime, he loved to entertain. He was a very caring man. He was best known for his personality and his kind heart.
James leaves to cherish in his memories his beloved wife of 37 years, Emma Williams, his son James Williams, Jr., his two daughters, Sharon Williams-Rodriquez and Susan Williams. His siblings, brothers Murphy Williams, Jr., Melvin Williams, and Larry Williams. Sisters, Earmer Carden and Alma “Chris”. Son-in-law, Raul Rodriquez, Grandchildren, Morgan Elyse Rodriquez, Ryan Eloy Rodriquez, Maya Alexandria Williams, Elijah James Williams. And a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Although James has gone to be with the Lord, his spirit and memory will be present in each of us who’s lives he has touched.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841

Guestbook

  • Trudy Hopkins says:

    Our prayers are with you and your family. Although the days seem dark and cold the memories of past times will always warm your heart. May God continue to bless and keep your family.

  • Olivia says:

    Hey uncle Jamie I love you and miss you! I will always rememeber the best and worst whoppin of my life. I say it wsa the best and worst because with that hit all emotions came! But all I have is memories and that is one I can look back and laugh on! I love you!! Niece Olivia.

  • Jacqueline Gomez says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time… May you cherish all the wonderful memories… Love, Jackie Gomez and Daniel Morales

  • Emily Yang says:

    I am sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family through these hard times.

  • Teresa Bravo says:

    Uncle Jamie, How I miss you so! I was listening to the blues last night and all I could think about was you. You bring soooo many memeories that it’s unbelievable. Although our times were only throughout my life, it always felt as if I saw you daily. I appreciate the way you taught me to entertain your family and friends. You always made it feel like “No matter what’s on your mind, continue to keep spirits up when your around your family and friends”. I will always cherish those moments. Continue to live in our hearts and minds. Love Always, Your Niece, Teresa

  • Teresa Bravo says:

    Uncle Jamie, How I miss you so! I was listening to the blues last night and all I could think about was you. You bring soooo many memories that it’s unbelievable. Although our times were only throughout my life, it always felt as if I saw you daily. I appreciate the way you taught me to entertain your family and friends. You always made it feel like “No matter what’s on your mind, continue to keep spirits up when your around your family and friends”. I will always cherish those moments. Continue to live in our hearts and minds. Love Always, Your Niece, Teresa

  • Susan Frances Munoz says:

    I am honored to have known James. To know him was to love him and enjoy his wonderful sense of humor. All the times he made me laugh to the point of tears, these memories I will hold fondly in my heart.

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