On Monday, May 20, 2019, Elias Joseph Williams went to be with our Lord peacefully surrounded by his family. Elias is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joyce M. Clay Williams, five children, Janice Marie , Michael Joseph (Similia), Cynthia Ann, Alan Christopher (Darlene) and Vernon Edward Williams. Also 15 grandchildren, 9 great children and a host of family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him. Elias is preceded in death by his parents Elias and Pauline WIlliams by his siblings Charles Lloyd Williams and Pauline Junia Williams-Jennings.and first wife Edith Jones-Williams.
He attended St. Peter Claver Academy; Xavier University Preparatory School and Xavier University all in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his M Ed from Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA. Elias taught at Holy Ghost High School in Opelousas; LA in 1953-1959 with a two year stint in the U S Army in between. In 1959-1970 at the St Landry Parish School System and was assigned to Charles Drew High School. He served there as teacher and assistant principal In 1970, Elias received an appointment as Dean of Men at Xavier University of Louisiana. For the next twenty-five years, he held various administrative posts including Financial Aid Director, Director of Maintenance, Director of Auxiliary Enterprises and Assistant to the Executive Vice-President. In 1995, he retired holding the position of Director of Human Resources.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to St. Juliana College Education Ministry at St. Juliana Catholic Church in Elias J. Willams’ name. 900 Daspit Street Alexandria, La. 71302. SERVICES FOR SIR KNIGHT JOE WILLIAMS KPC RITUAL ---- Friday, May 31, 2019 9:45 a.m. St. Juliana Catholic Church 900 Daspit Street Alexandria, LA. Services for Sir Knight Joe Elias Williams: FUNERAL MASS—Friday, May 31, 2019 11:00 a.m. St. Juliana Catholic Church 900 Daspit Street Alexandria, LA. 71302.