Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Robert M. Williams

07/18/1942 - 04/26/2017

Viewing Information

Family receiving friends, 6pm-7pm, Monday, May 1, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Boulevard.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Tuesday, May 2, 2017
New Mount Joy
307 County Street Suffolk VA

Interment Information

Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Road Suffolk VA

Robert McKinley Williams, 74, of Portsmouth, VA, passed away on April 26, 2017. Robert was born in Baltimore Maryland on July 18, 1942. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served 21 years before an honorable discharge. After Retirement, Robert embarked a path of service to his community. He spent many years coaching in the Cavalier Manor Little League program. Robert was known for his love of cooking. Throughout the community, he was known for cooking whiting fish and chicken sandwiches to serve to his family, friends and co-workers. Robert was married to Mary M. McMillion on July 16, 1966. In July 2016, they celebrated their 50th anniversary by renewing their wedding vows. Together they raised 12 children, and added love and security to the lives of many others. After his retirement from the Navy, Robert worked as a Rigger Instructor for Unified Industries 20 years. After leaving that position, Robert worked as a Rigger for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth VA for 12 years. He finally left the workforce in 2012 to enjoy spending time with his family and serve his God. Robert Williams was a passionate man, who loved serving the Lord. He was a devout member and supporter of the New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministries he served with unmeasurable faith, joy and the spirit of believing that all things are done with, for and by the Lord Jesus Christ. He served as their Chairman Deacon until his passing. He conducted and participated in many of their activities and community outreach programs. He will be remembered for his fund-raising efforts and creating their annual Fashion Show. Robert is survived by his wife, Mary; their children Robin Williams, Sheila Williams, Kenneth Williams, Anthony Williams, Christopher Williams (Makeesha), Angela Drummond, Freddie Drummond, Sabrina Bowser, and Danielle Williams; cousins they raised as their own: Cynteretha Gilbert, Thellon Corbett, Marquis McMillion; 19 grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. Robert is preceded in death by his mother, Daisey M. Jackson; his father Joseph Williams; his sister, Martha Reed and his brother, Thurman Williams. The family of Robert M. Williams wishes to give special thanks the awesome staff at the Fresenius Kidney Care Center, 3080 Airline Blvd. in Portsmouth, VA. and the loving members of the New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministries.

Carolyn Davis Mr. Williams showed all the characteristics of a True Christian man. If devotion to his family and community was outstanding. My condolence to his family.
Posted: 5/2/2017
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Christine Jackson Robert fought a good fight, finished the race and kept the faih...well done Snook. Love, Christine
Posted: 5/2/2017
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Dionne Drummond Lean on God for all peace and understanding,for he alone is our strength. God has his hands on you. Prayers and much love to everyone
Posted: 5/1/2017
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Barry Morina Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Praying for your family brother!
Posted: 5/1/2017
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Rosalyn Ritchie Your family is in my prayers.
Posted: 5/1/2017
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Elliott Wells I wish to send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Robert Williams. May God continue to bless and strengthen you all during this time.
Posted: 5/1/2017
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Carol Kalar To the Williams Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Husband, Father, Grandfather & friend. I pray that the Lord will bless you all at this difficult time with His love, peace and comfort. I am a good friend of his daughter's Robin and Sheila. May God Bless you all. With Love Carol Kalar
Posted: 4/30/2017
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Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. I just want to give the family some comfort and hope from God's word, which gives the assurance that one day we will see our dear love ones again. ACTS 24:15 And I have a hope toward God, which hope these(men) themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteuos and the unrighteous. Certainly while we await for these wonderful promise, I hope the family truly find comfort knowing this wonderful hope from Gods word.
Posted: 4/29/2017
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Nikki I'm truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God's promise at Revelation 21:4 bring you comfort. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Posted: 4/29/2017
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