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Saturday June 7th, 2014
10:00am - 11:00am

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Saturday June 7th, 2014
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Rodell Williams

Rodell "Door Shaker" Williams born on April 16, 1946 to Curtis (Skipper) and Arcola Williams. Rodell united with South Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Prentiss, Mississippi at an early age. As a youth he relocated to Gulfport, Mississippi where he attended the Gulfport Public Schools. Rodell was united in holy matrimony with Esterine Randolph on December 9, 1969; this union was blessed with four daughters. Rodell was employed as a Long Shoreman at the Gulfport Pier, where he worked with great dedication until his retirement. Mr. Rodell Williams was granted his angel wings on May 31, 2014. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that "Door Shaker" had touched in some way throughout his very memorable life. Rodell�s life would seem too short by many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceed the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile, kind ways, and giving heart brought so much joy to our family. He could spend hours sitting in his favorite recliner chair, while talking to or cuddling a grandchild or watching one of his favorite ball games. He enjoyed music especially the oldies that his sister would send him from Chicago. He enjoyed his family and looked forward to The Big Family Reunion each year. "Door Shaker" leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 45 years; Esterine Williams; three daughters; Kimbley (Bobby) Carswell, Sr., Tabatha (James) Ware, April Powell; Sisters; Sybil (Raymond) Reddick; Lottie (ML); Diane (Kermit); Faye (James); Mildred; Shirley, and Gail; Sister-N-Law; Elizabeth Williams-Expose; Brothers; Perry; Dennis, and Dexter.; Grandchildren; Antonio McCraven, Jr., Alexas Williams; DeCarlos Williams, Bobby Carswell, Jr., Brandon Carswell, Ikenna Ware, and Aubra Lizana; 12 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Funeral services will be held at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Gulfport, MS, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11am with visitation one hour prior. The family of Mr. Rodell Williams has entrusted his care to the professional staff of RICHMOND-AUGUST FUNERAL HOME.

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Guestbook

Esther,I send you thoughs of comfort, accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss...my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. "Lots Of Love And Hugs" Laura James

Laura James Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

May God bless each of you during your time of sorrow. R.I.P. Roddie you will be truly missed.

SCYVONDA BRADSHAW Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Janice Green-Merrell Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy in the loss of our Dear Rodell. Your family remains in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Doorshaker. You will be missed

Shirley Walker Lewis Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

TO THE FAMILY OF MR. RODELL "DOOR-SHAKER" WILLIAMS,THE EARTHLY BODY HAS LEFT US, BUT HIS SPIRITUAL BODY WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN EACH AND EVERYONE HE HAS TOUCHED. FROM DAY ONE, HE HAS BEEN A TRUE FRIEND. HIGH UPON HIS "CRANE" FROM THE PIER, TO THE HEAVENS ABOVE, LOOKING DOWN ON ALL OF US. REST IN PEACE RODDY...YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED.

KARL MITCHELL Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss

Sandra Moses Smith Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

To the Ware & Williams family, May God continue to give you strength during this time of loss. Minister Sheran Watkins

Sheran Watkins Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

I remember when Buster (as I knew him) would come to see Grandma Savannah (as he knew her)in Rose Hill. She would always tell him how pretty his hair was. Deepest Sympathy and much prayer for our family.

Carolyn P. Kelly Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

Easter I'm so sorry to hear of your loss I truly know your pain just put your faith in god and he will give you strength! that will carry you on I will keep you in prayers always.

Laura Parkman Nix Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

Esther, Kim, Tab and family. I'm sending my condolences to all of you and pray that the Lord gives you strength during these difficult times. Stay Blessed "ReeRee"

Odell Marie McLaurin - Jackson, MS Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM