Sylvester Joe Williams

Monday, June 15, 2020

Sylvester Joe Williams, a former resident of Blytheville, passed away May 11, 2020, in Aurora, Colo. Mr. Williams attended Harrison High School in Blytheville. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served several years in the 70s. He enjoyed cooking and joking to make people laugh. Joe, as we lovely call him, will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Sylvester Joe Williams is survived by his daughter, Christina Reon of Aurora, Colo.; one granddaughter, Johneshia Dillard of Blytheville; one grandson, Jashon Swift of Aurora, Colo.; and one great-grandson, Dalton Blagg of Blytheville.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, George Williams, James Lee Williams and Charlie Robinson; his father, Mack Williams; his mother, Arie Lee Williams; his loving niece, Lawanna K. Jackson; his loving nephew, Oscar Robinson. 

He leaves behind his surviving siblings, Mackie and (Tharo) Varnado of Killeen, Texas, Jesse Mack Williams, of Jacksonville, Gloria and (James) Segroves of Apex, N.C., Patsy and (Michael) Johnson of Stockton Calif., Glory Stene and (Ronald) Simmons of Grovetown, Ga., Billy and (Tracy) Williams of Columbus, Ga., Lillie Williams of Indianapolis, Ind., Barbara and (Bruce) Wilson of Indianapolis, Ind., Annette Mull of Blytheville, John and (Brenda) Williams of Fountain, Colo.; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. 

No funeral service per request by the deceased. However, a memorial service is pending at a later date.