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Pastor Joseph McKinley Williams

May 31, 1952 — December 14, 2023

Kinston, NC

"Oh, my record will be there,
Be its pages dark or fair,
When I stand before the judgment bar.
When the books shall open be,
That morning by and by,
Oh, my record, oh, my record will be there."

 

With heavy hearts, we, the staff and management of R. Swinson Funeral Services, along with the Williams and extended families, announce the transition of 71-year-old Pastor Joseph M. Williams. of Kinston, NC, who peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at UNC-Lenoir Healthcare.

Service will be held at 12 noon Friday, December 22, 2023, from Love Temple Church-201 N. Oak Forest Rd., Goldsboro, NC; burial will follow in the Mills Memorial Park, Kinston.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2023, from 3 to 5 pm from the Robert Swinson, Jr., Memorial Chapel. A wake will be held from 6 to 8 pm from Greater Guiding Star UHC -1114 S. Slocumb St., Goldsboro, NC.

Pastor Williams is survived by his wife-LaVern Williams of the home, his son-Joseph Williams, Jr. (Kristy) of Creedmoor, NC, his daughter-Stephanie Williams of Knightdale, NC; two grandsons-Landon Williams and Jaycen Williams of Creedmoor, NC, two bonus daughters-Colisa Bowling (Ty) of Winston-Salem, NC and Nekia Wade of Maryland, three bonus grandsons-Caleb Bowling, Braxton Bowling and Chase Lesesne, three brothers-John Williams and Samuel Williams of Kinston and Clifton Williams of Delaware, one sister-Marynette Coward of Kinston, NC,

 

 

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