Mr. Carlessie Williams, Sr. was born on July 9, 1936 to the late Robert Williams, Sr. and Olive Bell Williams Clyburn. He attended the Chesterfield County public schools in McBee, SC., where excelled in his studies.
In his union with Kathleen Brailey, he leaves to cherish his memories, five daughters, Leslie Ann (Bonty) Jerman, Tena (Timothy) Forte, Ellen (Paul) Fox, Olive Mae (Daryl) Garner, Sophia (Dan) Shanks; Two sons, Carlessie (Carol) Williams, Jr and Joseph E. Williams; Three brothers, Dr. James Patrick Williams, Rev. Jimmy D. Williams, and Marion L. Williams; One sister, Mary Ellen Toye; Two brother-in-law’s, Charles Lamount Bailey, Youssef Samba; Ten grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert Williams, Sr., Mother, Olive Bell Williams Clyburn; his sisters, Harriet V. Bailey, Mamie L. Thomas, Maggie L. Carmichael-Samba; His brothers, Robert Williams, Jr. and Willie Glen Williams.