James M. Williams

Published 10:30 pm Saturday, November 26, 2011

Services for James M. “Shorty” Williams will be at noon Monday at St. Mark M. B. Church with the Rev. Joseph Willis officiating. Burial, directed by W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home, will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Williams died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 87.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rosie Williams; his brothers, George Williams, Arthur Williams, Jasper Williams and Willie Williams; a sister Mary Jane Williams; and a son James Williams.

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He is survived by his wife, Carol M. Williams; his daughters, Rosie Bowman of Yazoo City and Toriey Mae Bell, of Rialto, Calif; four stepchildren, Raymondia McKay of Plano, Texas, and LaQuinta Curtis, Chandra Curtis and Alonzo Curtis Jr., all of Vicksburg; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and others, including members of the Valentine family of Vicksburg.