Mr. Joseph Williams Jr.

Sunrise: March 16, 1931

Sunset: January 17, 2019


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

One o’clock in the Afternoon


Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church

1130 Granby Lane ⟡Summerton, SC

Joseph (Joe) Williams Jr. passed away on January 17, 2019 at 4:30 a.m. peacefully in his sleep at his home residence in Summerton, South Carolina. 


Joseph was born in Summerton, South Carolina (Clarendon County) on March 16, 1931 to Mary Elizabeth Brunson Williams and Joseph (Joe) Williams Sr. in the Crossroad community of Summerton. 


Joseph Williams Jr. attended Scott’s Branch High School.  He assisted his father on the family land as a teenager.  He was later drafted into the Honorable United States Army where he served and fought battle in the Korean War.  His father always told him the importance of education and wanted him to make sure he finished his education when he returned from the war.  Joseph ensured he honored his promise when he returned home he completed his requirements and graduated from Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton, SC.  


Joseph later decided after the war he wanted to live in Brooklyn, NY.  He married Rosa Mae Junious at the time and they moved to Brooklyn where they started their family. His life achievements and career consisted of different roles.  He worked at Hunts Point Distribution Center while living in Bronx, New York for over a decade where he sent money home to take care of his family in South Carolina.  Joseph later decided he wanted to move back to South Carolina to be with his lovely family and started the business Williams Cafe located in Summerton, South Carolina where he was known for his famous barbecue sauce and meats.  Everyone in the community loved his barbecue and people out of state would often make sure to stop by to get their barbecue, hash, and cracklins.  Joseph was very loved and respected in his community and had a great relationship with the local farmers and community.  He was a member of the Black Farmers Association in Clarendon and nearby counties where he would speak on the discrepancies of the hard work and dedication of farmers in the community.  Black farmers were paid less for their crops they produced on the farm.  He was a very strong and dedicated family man who enjoyed life.  He wanted the best for his wife, children, and community.  He loved working on his farm, the outdoors, animals, fishing, and a great time sharing stories with his family and friends.  He grew up here in the Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church as a child and attended church here throughout his life.  Joseph leaves behind a beautiful, hardworking, loving, and dedicated wife Rosa Mae Williams.  Joseph also leaves behind a family legacy and wonderful loving sisters Jannie Wilds-Columbia, SC and Ida Gaymon-Panola, SC.


Eight siblings proceeded him in death, Moses Georgia, Charlotte Washington, Fannie Mae Tisdale, Annie Mae Stinney, Willie T. Williams, James Williams, Mamie Nelson, and Johnnie Lee Williams.


He never saw his wife’s family as just in-laws he loved his wife’s family just like his very own the lovely Junious family.  The Junious family-Queen Junious (River Road section of Summerton), Annie Mae Junious, Lula Mae Junious, Willeen Junious, Joe Junious-Brooklyn, NY, Charlie Junious-Coney Island, NY, Patricia Junious-New Jersey, Mary Junious-Miami Florida, and Margaret Junious-Jacksonville, Florida.

***Victoria Junious Stevenson-departed in death***


His generational legacy of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren he leaves behind are the following:



Willie Williams (son)-Brooklyn, New York

Deloris (Dee Dee) Williams Jiggetts (daughter)-Summerton, South Carolina

Brenda Williams (daughter)-Alexandria, Virginia

Joanne Williams (daughter)-Virginia Beach, Virginia

Lorraine Williams Seabrook (daughter)-Virginia Beach, Virginia

Joe (Anthony) Williams (son)-Summerton, South Carolina

Walter (Junior) Parker (son)- Baltimore, Maryland

Al (Bo Bo) Doughty Williams (son)-Staten Island, New York

Diane Oliver (daughter)-California

Christine Doughty (daughter)-Staten Island, New York

**** (beloved son Bruce Williams passed away year 1990) ***

***Gregory and Michael Williams (twins passed away at birth) ***



Dalisha Shante Williams Shingler-(Bruce daughter)

Shawn Carter (Dee Dee son)

Eric Williams (Joanne’s son)

Antonio Williams (Joanne’s son)

Chris Lamar Taylor Williams (Joanne’s son)

Nigel Xavier Seabrook (Lorraine son)

Anthony Joseph Seabrook (Lorraine son)

Alyssa (Lyssa) Denae Brailsford (Anthony daughter)

Miranda Brailsford Ballard (Anthony daughter)

Indigo Ali (Al daughter)

Ananda Rashad (Al daughter)

Georgiana (Al daughter)

Walter Parker Jr. (Walter son)

Teresa Sade Holloway (Walter daughter)

Natasha (Tasha) Simmons (Walter daughter)

Tammy Sypho (Walter daughter)


***A host of other grandchildren and great grandchildren, etc.