Vernon W. Williams, Sr.
August 30, 2014
Vernon W. Williams, Sr. was born April 27, 1956 to the late Charles and Dessie Williams. Vernon was the second oldest of six children. The younger brother to the late Alonzo Kevin. Born and raised in Washington, District of Columbia, Vernon was educated in the District of Columbia public schools system where he attended Cardozo High School. Raised in a loving Christian home, Vernon attended Simpson Methodist Church at an early age.
His family learned very early that Vernon loved to have fun and was the life of the party. He often would bring new friends and faces home to meet the family, using their nicknames, like Duck, Buddha, and KC, just to name a few. We never realized that these faces would become life-long friends.
The one thing that we all undoubtedly knew about Vernon, is his strong work ethic. His career has taken him from working with the Sheraton as a porter, to Manpower as a labor foreman, on to the industry of sprinkler systems working with Chesapeake, Chicago, Strickland and National Fire Protection installing systems, before starting his own company – Fidelity Fire Protection.
Vernon had a passion for his work, and he did it well. He also left a legacy in the industry, taking his pride and joy and teaching his sons everything there is to know about this work. He has done what a father is supposed to do; put your children in a better position in life, than you were.
On Saturday, August 30, 2014, Vernon was suddenly called to rest. Vernon leaves to cherish his memories his companion Tira Boyd, his children, Melvina, Vernon Jr., Tamika, Larry Jr., and Tyrell; stepsons A’Quino and Tykwon; brothers, Alan and Gregory (Mary); sisters, Rosa and Dessie (Richard);grandchildren, Vernae, Vernon III, Shawnia, Izayah, Mariah, Larry III, London, Markel, Lance and Messiah; great-grandson, Joshua Jr.; dedicated friends, Darnell Smith, Eloise Jones Lowe, Iris Little, Donald “Duck” Mayo, and Michael “Buddha” Singletary, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other family, relatives and friends. And let’s not forget Bo and Chop!