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Mr. Adolphus William Sr.

October 9, 1943 ~ February 12, 2018 (age 74)

Adolphus Williams, Sr., fondly known as “Di-Di”, was born the 7th child of eight on October 9, 1943 to the late Mr. Author Lee Williams, Sr. and Elon H. Williams in Atlanta, Georgia. During his childhood, he attended church at First Mount Selah Baptist Church where he was a member of the church choir under Reverend H. E. Taylor in the Thomasville Community.

His early childhood education was spent in the Atlanta Public School System and received his high school diploma from Luther J. Price High School in 1961. At Price, he found his love of baseball and continued playing semi-professional ball for The Atlanta Panthers, which was a part of the Negro League. During this time, he was employed by Railway Express and then shortly General Motors where he retired after 29 years of service.

While simultaneously employed for General Motors, he embarked into entrepreneurship named S & W Night Club, more affectionately known as “Di-Di’s Place”.  His dream of being a business owner grew into a three door plaza, which included a Beauty Salon and a Restaurant that lasted for 30 years to the Southside Community supporting the George High School Cluster. Over the course of time, his infectious personality reached many people which extended our family of loved ones until this day.

On February 12, 2018, God called Adolphus Williams, Sr. home to live with Him eternally.

He was preceded in death by his brother’s Emory, Arthur Lee, Otis Sr; nephews Larry Lee and Otis Williams (Pete).

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife for 48 years Garland Ragland Williams; three children Adolphus, Jr.(Poodie), Wanda and Shani; three grand children Sandrille (Sandy), Kyra, and Nicholas; sister’s Alfred Barker (Eliza), Geraldine Williams, Ann Gooden and Mrs. William Hodo (Juanita); god children Keisha McNease, Angel Howard, Angel Mathis and Juazen DeLoney and a host of nieces, nephews, close friends; Frank Dixon, Aaron Jones, Rick Buckles and Cornell Barber and patrons.

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