Elijah Williams was born on April 1, 1953, in Thomasville, Georgia, in Grady County. He was the fourth of three children born to David Williams, Sr., and Charlotte Brinson Williams.
Elijah accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at an early age at Trinity C.M.E. Church.
Elijah met and married the love of his life, Deloris Wyche, and in this union, two children were born, Tiffany Deloris Williams and Elijah Terrell Williams. Even though divorced, they still
remained friends up to his passing.
He graduated from Cairo High School and attended and graduated from Florida A&M University with his Bachelor of Science degree and Florida Institute Technology with his Master of Science degree.
He was employed with NASA as a computer analyst and on the shuttle contact team where he received a Certificate of Award for Aerospace Awareness Program. After leaving NASA, for the rest of his years, he continued to work at many other jobs dealing with computer technology including for a couple of years as a night teacher. He loved to teach at Southwest Georgia Technical College. In addition, he loved to do taxes and help others with their taxes.
He was a member of Faith International Ministries for many years and not only contributed to this ministry, but he also contributed to another ministry named St. Matthew’s Church as well.
Elijah loved to travel, work, play, and take care of business when it needed to be done. He still managed to be a devoted father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and cousin. He was continually giving his unconditional love and leaving his wisdom, knowledge, and unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime in our hearts. He was a quiet man yet when he had to be tough, he meant what he said and did but only out of love. Some of the last words he said before his health further declined were, “I’m 70,” “I made it to 70,” (on his birthday) “Thank you,” and “I love you.”
Elijah resided with his daughter, Tiffany Deloris Williams (Alexander), on October 16, 2022, after his first major stroke with his son, Elijah Terrell Williams, helping and assisting along the way. Steffany Blutcher, as a caregiver, who stepped in and helped take care of Elijah and called her his baby, at times she called him POPS. She played a major part in helping Elijah’s daughter in taking care of him. She is a sister and best friend. We will forever be grateful and thankful for her dedication to Elijah. GOD called him home on May 2, 2023, at 2:14 PM.
Elijah was preceded in death by his parents, David Williams, Sr., and Charlotte Brinson Williams; oldest brother, David Williams, Jr., SSG, USA; oldest sister,
Gloria Sloan; and sister, Josephine Sampson.
Elijah leaves to cherish his precious memories: his daughter, Tiffany Deloris Williams (Alexander), and son-in-law, Juan C. Alexander; son, Elijah Terrell Williams, and daughter-in-law, Sheila M. Williams; four grandchildren, Zijuan T. Alexander, Zion Z. Alexander, Zariah S. Alexander, and Londyn E. Hughes (Williams); nephews, Louis W. Sloan, Jr., Elaine Sloan, Christopher Sloan, Rita
Davis, and Joe Davis; and host of cousins and friends.
To send flowers
to the family or plant a tree
in memory of Elijah Williams, please visit our floral store.