In Memory of



Obituary for Charlie Williams

The Life of Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams was born on November 2, 1960, to his loving parents Cordell Hull Sr. and Margaret Anderson Williams, who both preceded him in death. Charlie was the fourth of seven children, Dorothy Marie Hunter, Cordell Hull Jr. (Pete), Eddie Lee, Annette, Anthony, and Dennis. His siblings Dorothy, Cordell, Eddie and Dennis, all preceded him in death.

Charlie lived life with a boisterous energy, always taking a moment to enjoy the good times. He attended William H. Brown Elementary and graduated from McKinley Upper Grade Center. Charlie truly loved sports. His favorite sport was basketball where he could outjump anyone on the court. Charlie also loved the Chicago Bears, wearing his blue and orange Bears gear whenever he had the chance.

As Charlie grew into his teenage years, he graduated from Crane High School where he pursued a trade in Auto Mechanics, and his shared love for cars like his father grew immensely. Working alongside his beloved father and brothers, he became especially skilled at repairing and detailing cars, being a great help in his

family’s auto business. In addition to mechanic work, he also worked at Sears Roebuck & Company where he met his first “Charlie’s Angel” and the love of his life, Mary King, who became Mary Williams after five years of courtship. To this union, their daughter Amanda Joi was born. Charlie cherished many things, but most of all he cherished, his baby girl. He persistently bragged to anyone willing to listen to him talk about how proud he was of his second “Charlie’s Angel”.

Charlie’s favorite girls sparked his interest in cruising and he fell in love with traveling the world. He loved life wholeheartedly and was not afraid to praise and acknowledge God. Charlie confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at Living Word Christian Center under the leadership of Dr. Bill Winston.

Charlie was a dedicated man who worked hard as he progressed in his career as a forklift operator. He worked for several companies including but not limited to Bell & Howell, Helene Curtis and Honey Can Do. Because of his passion to get the job done, he could do his tasks with his eyes closed. Charlie leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and dedicated wife of 40 years Mary, one daughter Amanda Joi, one brother Anthony Williams, one sister Annette Dawkins (Derrick), brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Larry Brown, Redel King (Angie), Roger King, Marie White (George), Anita Hurt (Mark), Susan Stapleton (Greg), Rashanda Rivers, Neacy Parks (Ron), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.