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Anthony Williams

September 22, 1955 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 66)


Anthony James Williams was summoned to his heavenly home on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.    He was the son of the late Deacon George W. Williams and Deaconess Dorothy H. (Gilliard) Williams born on September 22, 1955 in Patuxent River, Maryland.   Although born in Maryland, Anthony was raised in Rhode Island and attended Lexington Elementary, Gilbert Stuart, Classical High School and University of Rhode Island.   Anthony was a Cub Scout and received a proclamation from Governor John H. Chafee in 1966.  Anthony grew up in the church with his family and attended Cranston Street Roger Williams Baptist Church which is now known as Ebenezer Baptist Church.   Anthony later became a member of Olney Street Baptist Church and joined the BYF program and served on the usher board. 

Anthony was one of six boys.  He was preceded in death by his three brothers Frederick Carver Bell, Henry Edward Bell and George Craig Williams.  His surviving brothers are David Lewis Gilliard and Andre’ Maurice Williams.   Anthony was a beloved father to his two daughters, Dorraine L. (Campbell) President (DEE) and Laurita D. Campbell (RITA).  Anthony has six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; Timothy (Junebug), Timmyrah (Myrah), Stirling, Timmazia (predeceased) and Sean (SJ); great-granddaughter, Skyla (Sky).  He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends to cherish his memories.

Anthony worked as a security guard.  He enjoyed listening to music and loved the Boston Red Sox and the New York Giants.  The only thing Anthony loved more than the Boston Red Sox was a nice juicy lobster.  Anthony looked forward to his visits with his older brother (who lived locally) to hang out, watch the ball game, get haircuts and go out to eat.  Anthony maintained a close relationship with his brothers and enjoyed laughing and telling jokes with each other.  They enjoyed sharing childhood memories and would often rely on Anthony about details because he had such a great memory.   Anthony loved his daughters dearly and cherished their time together.  When visits became restricted due to COVID, his daughters introduced him to FaceTime to see his smile.  Anthony was truly grateful for the love and support he received from the Olney Street Baptist Church throughout the years that kept him spiritually uplifted. 

All who knew Anthony would say he was not a man of many words but would agree that his personality was inviting, caring and very loving.  He was very humble, meek and loved by many.  Anthony enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, breaking bread together and reminiscing.   Anthony will be sadly missed but will forever live in our hearts.

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December 1, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bell Funeral Home, Inc.
571 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907

Funeral Service
December 2, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Olney Street Baptist Church
100 Olney Street
Providence, RI 02906


Swan Point Cemetery
585 Blackstone Blvd.
Providence, RI 02906

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