Jeff L. Williams

Williams, Jeff photoAge 67, went home to be with Jesus on June 5, 2017. He was born October 12, 1949, in Lansing, to the late Loren Williams and Betty (Ogden) Williams.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Laureen Williams; daughter, Jennifer (Dan) Elliott; son, Eric (Mary Beth) Williams; grandchildren, Jordan, Alyssa, Hailey, Ella Grace, Annabelle, Katie, Kanius, Brielle; sister, Pam (Kent) Galbraith; and many cousins, nieces, nephew, and friends.

Jeff’s greatest joy was spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He worked in Bridge Design for the Department of Transportation for 26 years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting, working in the yard, gardening, and socializing with the neighbors.

The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday and beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Online condolences may be left for his family at

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Scott Brown (FBM)
June 8, 2017 at 6:13 am

Dan, Jennifer, and Family,
Very sorry for you loss. Sending Prayers to the family during these tough times.

Rick finley
June 8, 2017 at 6:15 am

wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Mike Blackmon
June 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

Mr. Williams and family,
May you be surrounded by the grace of God as you cherish sacred memories, may He sustain you with a faith that is stronger than death, and comfort you through the hope and promise of the resurrection and eternal life.

Sharon Thomas
June 8, 2017 at 11:15 am

No words can really help to ease the loss you bear, but please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!

Fellowship Greenville Women’s Ministry

Kathy Kortokrax
June 8, 2017 at 12:39 pm

So sorry to seen this on Facebook, rest in love

Kathy Kortokrax
June 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Love you ,, rest in love

Anne Lavely
June 8, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Eric Williams and family,
Know that you are tenderly held in God’s Hand as you morn the loss of your father. You and your family are held in my thoughts and prayers with hope that you will find serenity and strength as you share memories and celebrate the life of your dad.

Bonnie (Hicks) Kleis
June 8, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Love and prayers to Laureen, Jennifer, Eric and family. Praying for God’s peace that passes all understanding.

Ruby Jean Lindsey
June 8, 2017 at 2:27 pm

I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. Jeff was such a great cousin. I loved his smile and sense of humor. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve Reed
June 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Laureen, Eric, Jennifer, and family. We are so sorry that Jeff had to leave so soon. I never heard Jeff speak a bad word about anyone; he was always so kind. Our prayers are with you, and Jesus will sustain you through this sorrowful time.

Jeff & Linda McMann
June 8, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Jeff you always had that wonderful smile on your face. Loved your sense of humor. You will be truly missed. .

Oby Lyles
June 8, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Praying that God’s grace and comfort will bring you and your family Peace. I did not know your father, but I know you and the values you live each day. That is a strong testament to your father and his legacy.

Cheryl Epps
June 8, 2017 at 6:57 pm

Roger and I are so sorry for the loss of Jeff. He was a wonderful husband and father and a faithful servant. Praying for you all. Much love.

Juanita Zdawczyk
June 8, 2017 at 9:50 pm

Laureen, Jenny, and Eric, I was so sorry and shocked to see this notification on Facebook. May God give you strength and peace during this time. My prayers are with you and your family.

Kim and Kimberly Lambright
June 8, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Laureen, Jennifer, Eric, & families,
So very sorry for your loss. Laureen seems like Kim and I were just speaking with you at church about your upcoming trip to see your children and grandchildren. So very glad that you two had that great trip. Praying for strength for the days ahead and comfort from your memories you share.

Linda and Craig Williams
June 8, 2017 at 10:04 pm

Our deepest condolences to Laureen, Pam and the entire family. There are no adequate words to express our shock and sorrow but we hope it will give you some comfort and solace knowing many are thinking and praying for you and your family during these difficult times. God bless you and keep you all.

Angie Dalman
June 8, 2017 at 10:59 pm

Jeff and Laureen have always been special Iin our lives. We (Carla and I) have been remembering some very good times with Jeff and Laureen. Remembering when we first me to the Williams . Good memories.. Jeff was a great guy with a gentle spirit.

Steve & Donna Benkovsky
June 8, 2017 at 11:15 pm

Laureen, and family. We are so sorry to hear about Jeff. Our prayers are with you, andas you go through this time.

Larry & Theresa Abraham
June 9, 2017 at 1:30 am

Jeff a loving husband, father, grandpa and our dear friend. You will always be remembered for your love and compassion you showed to all that came in your path. What a fine example you set for all to follow! The laughter and friendship we shared will keep our hearts smiling as we cherish the memories of you.

Shirley Carley
June 9, 2017 at 6:36 am

Ed and I are saddened to hear of this. Jeff was a wonderful man. Laureen, Jenny, and Eric, we will be in prayer for you and your family.

Kay Alewine
June 9, 2017 at 7:13 am

Eric Williams and family,
I am so sorry to read about the loss of your father. I know how difficult that is, but I pray that you will find peace and comfort through the memories you made with him.I pray that you feel that support of all those praying for you.

Neil Cochran
June 9, 2017 at 8:56 am

Eric and family,
Thank you for sharing . You allowed us into a sacred place as you invited us to enter you into our thoughts and prayers. You dad seems to have enjoyed life and lived it with many contributions and designed bridges. He must have been so grateful and proud to have a son that has built so many bridges of hope for thousands of students. He designed and you have built. Our thoughts, love and prayers,
Neil Cochran

Gail Eckels
June 9, 2017 at 9:41 am

So sorry for your loss Laureen. Praying for you and the family during this time of fresh sorrow.

Bobbi Westall
June 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm

I met Jeff back in 1991 when we worked together in the MDOT “Green Room”, on the 3rd shift. I’ve always enjoyed his positivity, love for his family and that special twinkle he had in his eyes. An absolutely wonderful man! In our earlier years working the 3rd shift, I liked to play a trick on him every now and then to make sure he was awake. I’d add a bit of powdered creamer to the bottom of his coffee cup and when he went to fill it, he’d get his surprise because he preferred to drink his coffee black! He would walk by my work station with a big smile on his face, shaking his head back and forth knowing that I got him, again!

In more recent years we didn’t work as closely together, but would visit with each other every couple of months. He filled me in on many family events. He was devoted: loved his wife, children and grandchildren with everything in him. Even though I don’t know his family, I always kind of felt as if I did. From what he shared about them, I know he’s left behind a legacy of love, faithfulness and kindness.

I am praying for Jeff’s family during this difficult time. He will be missed by so many!

Suzanne Ringger
June 9, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Our prayers are with you,

Art and Suzanne Ringger

Dr. Novello
June 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm

So sorry Laureen, Jennifer, and Eric. Enjoyed seeing and talking with Jeff in my office, I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Dr. Novello

Cyndi Waldrop
June 10, 2017 at 8:19 am

Laureen and family, Doug and I are so sorry to hear about Jeff. He was such a nice man. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Geri Meyle
June 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm

I use to see Jeff working out in his yard almost daily. He would also be one of the first ones out to snow blow his city sidewalk and he always did the neighbors as well. I only knew Jeff from saying hello when walking my dog Cleo down the street. I am saddened to know he has passed but I also know he is working in a garden on the other side of the rainbow. To his wife, I am a widow as well and I know your pain but may you find peace in knowing his spirit is with you daily. I live at 5620 Annapolis Drive.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.


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