Reverend James Neal Williams, age 94, of Villa Rica, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was born January 23, 1927 in Carroll County, Georgia, the son of the late Mr. Charles Lewis Williams and the late Mrs. Velma Vidue Langston Williams. Rev. Williams was a veteran of the United States Army having proudly served from 1945 until 1947 during WWII in Italy as a military police. He worked for General Motors for over 30 years in the trim department. Rev. Williams started preaching at 23 years old as an evangelist. He preached his first sermon at Powell Chapel United Methodist Church in Villa Rica. Rev. Williams was ordained in March, 1973 in Lowell, Georgia. He pastored five churches, many services and revivals all over the United States.
In addition to his parents, Rev. Williams was preceded in death by his brother, Merritt Williams and sister-in-law, Madeline Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Doris Bivins Williams of Villa Rica; his sisters-in-law, Sharon Bivins and Inez Radcliff, both of Villa Rica; several nieces, nephews and many, many extended family members.
The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica, Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 5:00PM until 9:00PM. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 26, 2021 at 3:00PM from the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica with Reverends T.F. Yawn, Joey Dedman, Danny Walters and David Bivins officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Bullard, William Couch, Phillip Waldrop, Barry Boyd, Harold Washington, Donnie Willingham and Eric Parr. Honorary pallbearers are Wiley Waldrop and Steve Mendrick. Interment will follow with military honors rendered by the United States Army Honor Guard in Powell Chapel UMC Cemetery, Villa Rica, Georgia.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements. 770-459-3694