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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Obituary – Christian Ezekiel Williams, Jr.

Christian Ezekiel Williams, Jr. was born November 24, 1950, to the Union of Christian E. Williams Sr. and Ruby Lewis Williams in Kansas City, Kansas.

Feeling a longing for her mother, Ruby and her son, Chris moved to Seattle following her mother Eliza Lewis and her two brothers, Marvin, and Joliet. As a child, Williams was taught and raised with a foundation in the Lord, attending Goodwill Baptist Church and finally finding his church home with a large part of his Lewis family at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Seattle Public Schools, Coleman, Washington Middle School, and Garfield High School. Williams was an avid sports player, playing both football and excelling in favorite sport of all times baseball of which he played at CAYA while growing up in the Central District (CD) where he made lifelong friends.

Later traveling back to Grambling, Louisiana, the hometown of his mother and his father, Williams cared for his maternal grandmother “Mama Liza” until she was called home to be with the Lord. Things you could be sure of, Williams loved hanging with family and friends, loved to dress, his hats, fine cars, and music.

Being a true mama’s boy, Williams couldn’t stay away from his mother for too long and he made his way back to Seattle. It wasn’t long after his return in, that he was diagnosed with Leukemia, which Williams gave a run for its money. We all would tell him God wasn’t through with him yet, so he wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon. God stood true to his word. Even after his bone marrow transplant life was a challenge that Williams took on with Dignity and Pride. On August 3, 2022, Williams was called to be with the loved ones that had preceded him in death his youngest son Keonte’ M. K’Davis, Father Chris Sr., Mother Ruby Lee, oldest sister Joan Leslie and mother of special mention Mama Pearl.

He leaves behind to celebrate his life four sisters, Tandy, Roslyn Smith both of Seattle, WA., Shelia and Friday of Houston, TX., four brothers, Leigh McCurdy (Lisa) of Seattle, WA., Johnathan of Plano, TX., Clifford (Zita) of Arcadia, La., Dan Fredrick of Grambling, La., Christopher (Marja) of Carrolton, TX., and his most precious accomplishments, his loving children Shawn Christian of Kansas City, KS., Jenea Juliet (Robert) of Seattle, WA., Krischelle LaDedra of W. Monroe, La., A. LaNell of Dallas, TX. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins’ other family and friends that will cherish his memory.

A Celebration of life for Williams will be held on September 24, 2022 at 2:30pm at The Prichard Beach Boat House, 8400 55th Ave So, Seattle, WA 98119

In Lieu of flowers or cards, the family is asking that you donate to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) in the name of: Christian E. Williams Jr., 825 Eastlake Ave E., PO BOX 19023, Seattle, WA 98109-1023.

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