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Smith Funeral Home
Tuesday April 13th, 2021

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Freddie Lee Williams, Jr.

Mr. Freddie Williams, Jr. was born in Newark, New Jersey on May 30, 1974. He departed this life on Monday, March 22, 2021, at his adoptive home in Bakersfield, California.

In 1980, Freddie along with his parents and siblings migrated to Florence, South Carolina, from Mouth Vernon, New York; he began his formal education at Timrod Elementary School in Florence, South Carolina. He concluded his formal education at East Orange High School in East Orange, New Jersey where he received a diploma.

He had several occupations and was skilled in various work-related vocations. Over the years, he received numerous employee dedication and appreciate awards from various companies. Once Freddie found his true niche of salesmanship, he was able to use his unique and unforgettable personality to carve a coast-to-coast lane for himself as a door-to-door magazines entrepreneur. With his charisma and gift of gab – he was remarkably successful. His territory was from Florida to Maine and from California to New York, as well as every state in between. We believe he touched every state in America, except Alaska and Hawaii. He was very well versed when it came to plying his chosen trade and he never met a stranger. It was once said of him that he could most likely sell a block of ice to an eskimo.

To those left to cherish his endless memories: his father, Elder Freddie L. (Valtine) Williams, Sr. of Florence, South Carolina; his mother, Mozella Williams of Darlington, South Carolina; grandmother, Ethel L. Perry; eight children, Marquis Williams, Tyquan Jackson, Shamirra (Deondre) McKnight, Shanyah Williams, Shavonna Sparks, Demetrius Sparks, Leeayla Hairston and Eytaja Williams; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn Jackson, Kayson Jackson and Shiyon Sparks; one brother, Joseph W. Williams; four sisters, Katika S. Thomspon, Shiree A. Ashley, Wanda (Ivory) Jones, and Evelyn Lane; four uncles, David (Stephanie) Williams, Junis (Carmen) Ross, and Tommie (Sherelle) Ross; four aunts, Juanita Williams, Lauria White, Blanche (Charles) Scott, and Saleem Ross; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Please keep the family of Freddie Lee Williams, Jr. in your thoughts and prayers.

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A candle was lit in memory of Freddie Williams, Jr.

Shiree Ashley May 6 2022 3:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Freddie Williams, Jr.

Audrey Marie Hernandez Apr 15 2021 9:23 PM

With our deepest sympathy, I pray that God will mend your broken heart, and give you peace that no man can give..As you mourn the loss of your loved one, may you be surrounded by the love of God, and the love of those who loves you the most..May God comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time..
With love,
Cousin Dorothy Deas Mingo and Family

Dorothy Ann Deas Mingo Apr 13 2021 10:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Freddie Williams, Jr.

Lauria Ross-White Apr 13 2021 11:02 AM

I have no words BUT I LOVE YOU i am still in disbelief i hope you read my last message and i can say ill see you again someday rest up MVP GONE TO SOON

Jessica Marks Apr 13 2021 10:31 AM

Sorry for the loss praying for the family.

Shorty and Robin James Apr 13 2021 8:08 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Freddie Williams, Jr.

Shorty and Robin James Apr 13 2021 8:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Freddie Williams, Jr.

U'Tonya Williams Apr 12 2021 3:11 PM

Freddie and family,

As you mourn the loss of your son, celebrate his life and all the fond memories that will remain in your heart. God can and will take you through.

For you family, we are praying, we are praying for you.

Cousin Edna Deas Muldrow and family

Edna Deas Muldrow Apr 12 2021 7:26 AM

Freddie and family,

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Aunt Uneedia Deas and family

Uneedia Deas and family Apr 12 2021 7:21 AM

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