James D. Williams

Published 1:08 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Elder James Darren Williams was born to the union of Robert Earl and Rose Mary Williams on June 13, 1967, in Bogalusa. He departed this life on May 12, 2018, in Covington.

Elder Williams believed in Holiness. He was ordained a minister in 1992 and preached his first sermon at Allen Temple C.O.G.I.C. Because of his faithfulness and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he was elevated to Minister of music, Elder, Associate Pastor and Superintendent in the churches he joined.

In 2015, Elder Williams moved back to Bogalusa, and joined Allen Temple C.O.G.I.C. where he served with his father, Bishop Robert E. Williams. He was appointed Superintendent by Bishop Arnold Little. Elder Williams received his Associate Degree in Electrical Construction in 2000 from Delgado Community College in New Orleans, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from North Carolina College of Theology in Wilmington, N.C.

Elder Williams leaves to cherish his memory: a loving daughter, Alexandra J. Williams and her mother Rosie T. Williams of Decatur, Ala.; his parents, Bishop Robert E. and Rose Mary Williams of Bogalusa; three sisters, Regina (Barry) Watley of Lafayette, Trina (Domet) Dooley and Hollisha Williams of Bogalusa; three brothers, Gregory Williams, Jessie L. Williams and Tyreef Williams, all of Bogalusa; a special aunt, Annie Mae Nance of Chicago, Ill.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family hour will be 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. The visitation will be at St. John Temple C.O.G.I.C. on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. until the funeral service, which will start at noon. Bishop Bobby Ray Brown, pastor, will be officiating and Bishop Arnold Little I, will be the eulogist. Interment will be in Bogalusa Cemetery.

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