Mr. Leander Williams entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 1, 2014 after a brief illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. Leander Williams was born July 23, 1932 to the late Mattie B. and Emanuel Floyd. He received his education at Wayne County Training School, Jesup, Georgia. He was married to Ora Bell Williams for 65 years. He retired from ITT Rayonier. He was very active at his church, The Historic Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, member of the Building and Grounds committee, Finance Committee and a member of the Male Chorus. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Leander was preceded in death by a son, Terry Williams; a grandson, Andrew Harrison and (4) brothers, Cleveland, John, Herbert and Randy.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife whom he was devoted to, Ora Bell Williams, Jesup, GA; two sons, Ben (Sheron) and Charles “Billy” both of Jesup, GA (6) sisters: Mary Monroe (Eddie) Hyde Park, MA; Gladys Rogers, Jesup, GA; Evangelist Sadie Dodson, Hillside, NJ; Barbara A. (Robert) Thomas, Warner Robins, GA; Dorothy (Danny) Stephens, Albany, GA and Delores (Elvis) Thompson, Killeen, TX; (3) brothers, Daniel (Bertha) Floyd and Nathaniel “Nate” (Lucinda) Floyd, both of Brunswick, GA and Perry DeLoach, Washington, DC;(1) sister-in-law, Mary Floyd, Hope Mills, NC; (7) grandchildren, Anthony, Mark, Angela, Cynthia, Viola, Jeffrey and Shannon; (11) great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jesup, Georgia.