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Jesse Anthony Williams

May 29, 1964 — July 13, 2021

DURHAM- Mr. Jesse Anthony Williams affectionately known as “Boo-Boo” age 57, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

Jesse was born to the late Jesse Williams and Joyce Ann Williams in Newark, New Jersey where he was born and raised. He graduated from Irvington High School in Irvington, New Jersey in 1982. He joined the Army Reserve shortly after. He started a career at Iron Mountain Corporation as a driver and later on became manager over the transportation department. Jesse would let you know that he was “Iron Mountain Certified.” He then held various positions in the professional transportation and custodian field. In the year 2000, Jesse married LaKeisha and the family relocated to Durham, North Carolina in 2010. Jesse was known for his laughter, many jokes, and his welcoming spirit to all. He was a father to many and there was nothing he would not do for his family. He loved to entertain, but don’t ever interrupt him when his Redskins are playing. He had a charismatic personality, an infectious smile that would light up any room, and if you knew him you loved him.

Jesse Williams is survived by his loving wife, LaKeisha Twana Williams; sons, Jesse B. Williams (Katrina), Jerome Williams, Keonne Samuel, and Marvin Lee Martin, Jr.; daughters, Younniaa Williams, Canei Williams-Cummings (Rahim), Latyana Davis, Jhalaura Mercer and Shonte Wilson; sisters, Carol Holiday, Pamela Gordon (Robert); 12 grandchildren, Destiny, Jemyah, Jynae, Jayda, Rahmir, Jesse C., Jarrell, Jabarai, Samir, Josiah, Hassan, Jeremiah; niece, Tanisha Holiday-Burgher (James); great niece, Alaina Burgher; two nephews, Keonn and Ajani Gordon; two great nephews, Javian and Jalen Burgher; as well as two brothers-in-law, Brian and Bennett Farrar; godson, Breon Bunn; and a host of devoted aunts, one uncle, cousins and friends.

We wish to thank our Relatives, Friends, and Neighbors for all their acts of kindness during our time of bereavement.

John 16:22 “So with YOU now is your time of Grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice and NO ONE will take away your joy.”

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Dr. Melvin Harris.

Flowers are welcomed.

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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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