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Willie Nelson Williams

February 5, 1957 - March 12, 2021

Willie Nelson Williams, age 64, of Bear, DE, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021.

Born in Chester, PA on February 5, 1957, he was a son of the late Alex and Christine (Bannerman) Williams. Willie acquired his education from the Chester, PA school district. Throughout his life, he worked for various companies, most recently Northwestern Human Services as a mental health supervisor. Willie was a faithful member of Christ the Cornerstone United Methodist Church, where he also shared his love of singing through the Praise Team. He had a passion for cooking, which lead him to become the former owner of Christine’s Kitchen. Willie held his family above all, and cherished time spent with them at meals and gatherings.

In addition to his parents, Willie was preceded in death by his brother, Cliffton Charles Williams. He is survived by his loving wife, Sheila Emma (Green) Williams; daughter, Tennille Lockley (Brandon); step-sons, Michael Myers (Rasheeda), Joseph Williams, Jr. and Charles Williams; goddaughter, Vaniesha Tilghman; siblings, Luther Williams (Cheryl), Core Louida Berry, Louella Williams, Robert Bruce Williams, Randy Williams, Debbie Williams and Marion Williams (Carlotta); grandchildren, Ciera, Brandon, Jr. and Nyla Lockley; step-grandchildren, Myanna Williams, LaKeria Williams, Sharia Chancey (Jabari), Joseph Williams III, Jahtae Williams, Tameyha Williams, and Keyanna Williams.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Christ the Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 3135 Summit Bridge Road, Bear, DE 19701, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Willie’s memory to Christ the Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 3135 Summit Bridge Road, Bear, DE 19701.

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33 Condolences for Willie Nelson Williams

  • THERE IS STRENGTH IN WEAKNESS, GOD PROMISES ” I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU. BELIEVE IN GOD’S WORD AND HAVE PEACEIN YOUR HEARTS.🙏🙏❤❤🙏❤

  • I am the daughter of Woody Bannerman I am so sorry for your loss praying for the family during this difficult time.

  • My cousin is resting in a better place. He cherished time with his family with meals and gatherings and now he has this time with God. God bless you 🙏🙏🙏 cousin.

  • Willie, I know that you are okay now and resting peacefully in God’s loving arms. You have taken a piece of my heart with you and your spirit will live on with us forever. Rest now brother and take your restful place in the Kingdom of God💔❤

  • S.I.H.P Nelson ❤️❤️❤️❤️😇

  • Sheila I want to send my condolences. I am so sorry you lost your husband and best friend. I pray God give you peace.

  • R.I.P my long time childhood friend

  • R.I.P. Benny I love you and I’ll miss you even more… Your lil brother from another mother. Love You Always… DK

  • Dear Williams Family,

    We are sending our sincerest condolences to you during this very sad time. Mr. Willie was a beautiful ray of sunshine and we will always remember his kind spirit and bright smile. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. May God give you strength and eventual peace. God bless you all.

    Sincerely – Vincent, Drew, Zoë & Clèo Oliver
    (CTC Family)

  • Dear Mrs. Sheila,

    Words cannot express how sad I am for you and your family. My family and I knew Mr. Willie from a far but we all knew just how special he was. He touched our hearts with his bright smile and big hugs. Thank you for sharing him with us on a Sunday’s after service. Walking into CTC will never be the same for us…we will miss seeing him singing his heart out in the choir. We are sending you hugs and love. May God bless, keep and strengthen you!

    XOXO
    Drew Oliver 💗

  • To my family I know that grieving is a process and the healing of a loss will take time. But I am praying for you to stay strong and I love you all.

  • Sending our condolences and much love. Tennille, although we never got a chance to meet your father, we know he was an extraordinary man. You, Brandon, and your family are in our prayers. God bless.

  • My brother rest in God’s arms you will be missed love you

  • From all of us at Randy’s “work family” we send our deepest sympathies and prayers for comfort during this time of Willie’s loss. May the God of all comfort, be your comfort now and in the coming days as you celebrate and remember his life.

  • My heartfelt condolences goes out to all of the Williams’s family.xoxo

  • Sheila, So sorry for your loss. He did a lot of great things for the church and his family. I know he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely, George and Joy Greenley

  • Sending my condolences to you and your entire family.

  • Willie you were always a joy to be around. God has called you home and we will miss your voice each Sunday. May God grant Sheila and your family peace and comfort.

  • We thank God for the privilege of knowing Nelson❤️
    Cuz & family 🙏🏾
    May you know that God is on your side and may you feel his deep tender love with you every moment of the day🙏🏾❤️

  • Nelson and Sheila have been the best neighbors ever! He surely will be missed! God has gained another ANGEL! Prayers for the family for strength and peace.

  • May he R.I.P. my deepest condolences. Lots of love. Stay safe.

  • Condolences Sheila!
    Sorry for Your Loss!!

  • Linda and I are praying for your family and so is the Buttonwood Church Family

  • You are truly missed Mr. Willie. Rest in Peace faithful servant.
    -Sister Lora

  • I was SO sad to learn of Willie’s passing. I always felt his caring and concern for me and my family. Gary and I enjoyed our time on praise team with him. Sheila, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Cornerstone just won’t be the same without Willie.

  • Willie what am I going too do with out you. No more pain. I know Mama and Clifton was waiting for you at Heaven Door with open arms. My heart is hurting right now but knowing you are in a better place is making missing you a lot easier. Rest in heavenly peace my good and faithful servant until we meet again. Love you forever 💔💔❤️❤️😘😘😇😇

  • My sincerest condolences to the family. I’m praying for you all.

  • Ms. Sheila my love and prayers go out to you and the entire family. It was a honor and privilege to have met such a beautiful soul. Big Dad was the best!! I will truly miss him may he rest in Peace Love and Power! Ramona and Baby

  • BIG BRO S.I.P !
    🙏❤️💪💯

  • My heart ❤ goes out to the family!!!!

    “Brother Nelson” as I always called him was a very good man ,helpful ,kind and wise.
    You will truly be missed. May God watch over the family and help them thru this trying time….S.I.P Uncle Nelson..
    To my Williams family my sincere and deep condolences …Be strong Family….Love you..

  • Rest in Heavenly Peace Nelson😘

  • My brother in Christ. I will miss your laughter, our joking around, and your singing on Cornerstone Methodist church praise team. Gregory
    I meant Willie 8years ago working in Cornerstones church garden 🪴 always supportive with a great big smile, great one liners and was a matter of fact. His tall stature and gentleness will be missed. Lani

  • Sorry for your loss May the Lord comfort the Williams family