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OBITUARY - Roosevelt Williams

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Service Date & Time
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 E. Florence Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301
Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 E. Florence Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301

In Loving Memory of Roosevelt Williams

April 27, 1921 - April 23, 2018

Roosevelt Williams was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on April 27, 1921, to the late Jerry Patrick Williams (1899) and Gertrude Grimble Williams (1889). He was the third of four children born from this union, the baby boy of his family. Roosevelt departed this life while at home in Moreno Valley, California on April 23, 2018. Roosevelt accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized.

Roosevelt received his formal education in Rapides Parish in Alexandria, Louisiana"s public school system. On December 23, 1940, he was united in marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Mildred Dorsey-Williams. Five children were born to this fruitful, loving union. For 65 years Roosevelt was married to Mildred, the love of his life, until her passing on January 18, 2006.

In 1943, Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Williams moved to California, they resided in Los Angeles until June 2003, and in July of 2003, they moved to Moreno Valley, California to reside with their oldest daughter, Gertrude King, until they faded into the sunset.

As a young man, Roosevelt enlisted and served in the United States Navy until he was honorably discharged. He then worked for the Martin Marietta Aluminum Company in Torrance, California, until his retirement. Roosevelt enjoyed fishing in his spare time.

Roosevelt bid his life farewell to welcome eternal joy, peace, and happiness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Patrick Williams and Gertrude Grimble-Williams his wife, Mildred Dorsey-Williams, his one brother, George Kaiser Williams, his two sisters, Elizabeth Williams-Huel and Gertrude Beatrice Williams-Lee.

Roosevelt"s life and devotion to his family will be cherished by his loving five children: Gertrude B. King, Roosevelt Williams Jr., Donald Patrick Williams, Barbara Ann Steele and Rudolph Williams; grandchildren: Frank X. Wallace Jr., Donald Williams Jr., Darren Wallace, LaTonya Smith, Jimmie E. Steele, Dwayne Steele, Darryl Williams, Adrian Khalid King, Derron Williams, Markila Williams, Raymond C. Steele, Donnell Steele, Karnell Steele, Annette Williams, Rasheeda Williams; forty five great-grandchildren. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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The family of Roosevelt Williams would like to thank you for the many acts of loving kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

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