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Dr. James Williams Remembered

 In All Church of God

UPDATE as of 4:30 PM EDT, 9-21-2012:

James E. “Jim” Williams

June 4, 1932September 20, 2012

James E. “Jim” Williams, 80, of Anderson went to be with his Lord on September 20, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born on June 4, 1932 in Anderson, IN to William Perry Williams and Gladys (Williams) Williams McGinnis.

He earned a BA degree from Anderson University in 1955, and received his Honorary Doctorate from Warner University in 1989.

He was an Ordained Minister of Church of God serving in Centralia, IL for 6 years, Racine, WI for 7 years, and 31 years at Church of God World Service.

He worshipped at Park Place Church of God. He was a member of Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed playing golf.

His survivors include his wife, Rosemary (Blake) Williams of Anderson whom he married on February 14, 1952 in Alexandria, IN; son and daughter-in-law, Dyke and Katie Williams of Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Joy Lynette and Tim Coppess of Greenfield; Brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Dot Williams of Centennial, CO; sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Hugh Phipps of Alexandria; 4 grandchildren, Dylan Williams of Nashville, TN, Joel Williams of Indianapolis, Jacob N. (Stacy) Coppess of Beech Grove, IN, and Joshua Coppess of Greenfield, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, William Perry Williams, mother and step-father, Gladys and Olen McGinnis.

A service of celebration of his life will take place on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Park Place Church of God at 11:00 am with Dr. David Markle and Rev. Dwight Dye officiating. The burial will take place at a later date at East Maplewood Cemetery.

The visitation will be on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service and friends may call at the church 1 hour prior to the funeral on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be given to Park Place Church of God Community Center or St. John’s Hospice.

The family would especially like to thank Dr. Jalal, staff, and volunteers at Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Dr. Scott Green of Anderson, and Saint John’s Hospice Service and special nurse, Kathy Z.

Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.

Rozelle Johnson Funeral Service
229 S. Rangeline Road
Anderson, IN 46012
765-643-7474

Original text:

Thursday, September 20, 2012, marked the homegoing of Dr. James Everett Williams. In the Church of God, Williams was best known for his longtime commitment to World Service. Born on June 4, 1932, in Alexandria, Indiana, Williams attended Anderson College (BA, 1955) and went on to pastor two Church of God congregations, one in Illinois and one in Wisconsin. Following these pastorates, Williams became stewardship director of World Service until about 1979, when he became the associate director of World Service. In 1988 he became the director of World Service, a position he held for ten years.

During his tenure with World Service in Anderson, Indiana, he was active in both East Side and Park Place Church of God congregations. From 2003 to 2004, he served as a prayer partner with the general director of Church of God Ministries, Dr. Ronald V. Duncan.

Though illness plagued the final days of his life, Williams remained steadfast in his commitment to the Lord and family. He leaves behind his wife, Rosemary Williams; son James Dwight (Katherine Hicks); daughter Joy Lynette (Timothy Coppess); and grandchildren Dylan, Joel, Jacob, and Joshua.

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