Mr. Tony Williams, 61, of Winder, GA (formerly of LaFayette) died Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Powell Chapel United Methodist Church, 100 3rd Place NE, LaFayette, AL at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Ed Vines officiating. Interment will be in Handy cemetery, LaFayette. The remains will lie in state at the church from 12:00 p.m. (CST) until the funeral hour. Public viewing and visitation with the family will be Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST) at Vines Funeral Home Chapel.
If you are unable to attend, the services will be live streamed on Vines Funeral Home Facebook page.
Mr. Williams is survived by his mother: Marlene Williams; a sister: Sylvia Cooks, Lawrenceville, GA; two brothers: Jerome (Lela) Williams, Lancaster, CA and Amos Lee Williams, Jr., Snellville, GA; two sons: Brandon D. Williams, Jarvis C. Gray and one daughter India L. Williams, all of Opelika; and a devoted nephew: Brian L. Williams, Lawrenceville, GA and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Tony Williams born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 24, 1962, to Amos Lee Williams, Sr. (who preceded him in death) and Marlene Williams. Tony was a member of Powell Chapel United Methodist Church, LaFayette, Alabama. This is where he was baptized and accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age.
Tony received his education at Southside Elementary and LaFayette High School in LaFayette, Alabama. Tony had many jobs over the years. He really enjoyed working at Ampex and Kardoes Rubber Company. BUT! The greatest job of all was being a loving and caring father to his children. In 1993 Tony relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he made it his home.
Tony was somewhat a quiet man with a big heart. He loved reading his Bible because he had a special relationship with God. He also loved playing his guitar, working out and listening to music. His favorite band was the SOS Band (Tell me if you still care).
Tony really loved caring for others, especially his mother and he really had special love for his nieces and nephews.