Services for Elvis A. Williams will be at 11:00a.m. (with viewing beginning at 9:00a.m.) on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Youngs Temple COGIC, 750 Bogan Street, Alexandria, LA. Pastor Avery Hamilton will be officiating. Interment will be in Farenzie Cemetery.
Elvis Adam Williams was born on June 24, 1957 in Boothville, Louisiana. He was born to the union of Joyce Prout Williams and Adam Joseph Williams. On the day we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our beloved Elvis transitioned peacefully at his home on Christmas morning. He was 63 years old.
He grew up in Plaquemines Parish and moved to Orleans Parish with his parents as a teenager. Elvis graduated in the L. B. Landry High School class of 1976 and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in 1982, both in Algiers, LA. Elvis worked as a Deputy Sheriff for several years with the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. He took an early retirement from law enforcement and entered the Air Force Reserves and later worked with Volunteers of America.
Elvis accepted Christ in 1983 and was baptized at Second Highway Baptist Church in Marrero, LA by the late Rev. Royal Jackson. He was a member at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. Elvis spent the last 15 years of his life calling Colfax home. He found love in the small town and never even considered returning to the Big Easy.
He leaves to cherish many fond memories 8 siblings; Jeraldine (Larry) Boutner, Eric (Kim) Williams, Conrad Williams, Theresa (Bill) Baker, Melanie Kaywood, Gregory (Barbara) Williams, Joy Williams and Christopher Williams. Two uncles Prosper (Beverly) Williams and Edward Duncan; two aunts Lucille Duncan and Betty Ann Dinette numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Elvis was united in marriage to four special ladies and fathered four children; Jamar Williams (Rosemary) Elvis Johnell Jones and Qualyndrea Patrice Jones (Patricia) and Anisha Vanita Williams (Judy). He was an adoptive Father to Felicia Ware (Laverne) and Ashley and Brandon (Karen). He leaves behind one Godchild Tia Williams and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother Anthony, his Father Adam Joseph Williams.
We loved Elvis, but God loved him best. We will always carry his memory in our hearts.