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Ralph Williams, Jr. "Highway"

August 29, 1955 ~ November 2, 2018 (age 63)

Funeral services for Ralph Williams, Jr.,63, of Rosenberg will be Saturday, November

10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake with Pastor Kenneth Bree officiating and Rev. Arthur Williams eulogizing.  Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Cedar Lake, Texas.

He passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Rosenberg Health & Rehabilitation Center in Rosenberg, TX.

Ralph was a hard-working welder and truck driver for a number of years. He worked at Gulf State in Freeport, Texas, as-well-as, a welder for various contractors in the area.  Additionally, Ralph drove an 18-wheeler for companies in-and-around Old Ocean and Wharton, Texas.  Nicknamed “Man/Mayne,” “Highway,” and “Scrambler,” Ralph loved to fish, attend family gatherings, go to rodeo events, and play dominoes, his all-time favorite pastime in which he crowned his father Ralph Sr. and himself as “the kings of the game,” proclaiming that “no one in Matagorda, Brazoria, Wharton, Fort Bend, and Harris counties could compete on their level.”

He leaves to mourn his passing seven children: Cedric Ward-Austin, Yohance Murphy, Bay City, Shannon Pierce,Freeport, Vantray Williams, Danciger, Shondale Wiley, Danciger, Shacola Wiley, Danciger, Infinity Williams,Katy-; godchildren Alexis Green, Baytown, Cameron Brown, Danciger; siblings, Cathy Alexander (Wayne),Houston, Mary E. Jones, Fort Worth, Arthurine Williams, Bay City, Arthur Williams Sr. (Diane), Houston, Pamela Kent (Derrick),  Georgia, Roy Williams, Austin, Monique Armstrong (Odis), Rosenberg, Gertrude Williams, Cedar Lake, Albert Smith, Jr. (Tanya), Cedar Lake, Tommie Williams (Crystal), Katy, Corey Williams (Darlonda),   Missouri City, Kimberly Williams, Katy, Tena Williams, Katy, Ted Williams, Austin, Lisa Williams, Katy; special nephew Christian “Pops” Jones; special aunts, Wilhelm Moye and  Tena Simien;  uncles, Horace Woodard, Sr. and  Ernest Pettit, Jr.; stepmother, Edna Moore;  godsisters, Sonya Scarlet, Sadie Bernard, Darlene Roberson, Cathy Austin and Esther Wheeler; godbrothers, Brandon Burnett, Terry Sidney and David Howard; special friends, Verdis Williams and Robert Bell of Pledger.    

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Williams, Sr. and Ernestine Williams; siblings, Carrie Lavern Williams, Baby Georgia Ernestine, Baby Arthur Williams I (twin to BB); special great aunt, Carrie Boone; aunts, Fay Woodard, Girtha Woodard, Shirley Pettit and Pearlene Woodard; uncles, Joel Williams, Jr. and Augustus Williams, Sr.

Active pallbearers will be Ted Jones, Sr., Garland Williams, Albert Smith, Jr., Tevin Austin, Dominique Williams and Corey Williams, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be D'Andre Barnes, Dexter Pettit, Nelson Brown, Tracy Simien, Devaun Jones, James Williams, Derrick Kent, Robby Williams and Sons of Ralph Williams, Jr.   

Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria. There will be viewing at the church on the day of the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will be no viewing afterward.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at (979) 798-9113.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

                                            

 

 

 

                                            

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Active pallbearers will be Ted Jones, Jr., Garland Williams, Albert Smith, Jr., Tevin Austin, Dominique Williams and Corey Williams, Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers will be D’Andre Barnes, Dexter Pettit, Nelson Brown, Tracy Simien, Devaun Jones, James Williams, Derrick Kent, Robby Williams and Sons of Ralph Williams, Jr.                  

Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria. There will be viewing at the church on the day of the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will be no viewing afterward.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at (979) 798-9113.

 

                                            

 

 

 

Funeral services for Ralph Williams, Jr.,63, of Rosenberg will be Saturday, November

10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake with Pastor Kenneth Bree officiating and Rev. Arthur Williams eulogizing.  Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Cedar Lake, Texas.

 

He passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Rosenberg Health & Rehabilitation Center in Rosenberg, TX.

 

Ralph was a hard-working welder and truck driver for a number of years. He worked at Gulf State in Freeport, Texas, as-well-as, a welder for various contractors in the area.  Additionally, Ralph drove an 18-wheeler for companies in-and-around Old Ocean and Wharton, Texas.  Nicknamed “Man/Mayne,” “Highway,” and “Scrambler,” Ralph loved to fish, attend family gatherings, go to rodeo events, and play dominoes, his all-time favorite pastime in which he crowned his father Ralph Sr. and himself as “the kings of the game,” proclaiming that “no one in Matagorda, Brazoria, Wharton, Fort Bend, and Harris counties could compete on their level.”

 

He leaves to mourn his passing seven children: Cedric Ward-Austin, Yohance Murphy, Bay City, Shannon Pierce,Freeport, Vantray Williams, Dancinger, Shondale Wiley, Dancinger, Shacola Wiley, Dancinger, Infinity Williams,Katy-; godchildren Alexis Green, Baytown, Cameron Brown, Dancinger; siblings, Cathy Alexander (Wayne),Houston, Mary E. Jones, Fort Worth, Arthurine Williams, Bay City, Arthur Williams Sr. (Diane), Houston, Pamela Kent (Derrick),  Georgia, Roy Williams, Austin, Monique Armstrong (Odis), Rosenberg, Gertrude Williams, Cedar Lake, Albert Smith, Jr. (Tanya), Cedar Lake, Tommie Williams (Crystal), Katy, Corey Williams (Darlonda),   Missouri City, Kimberly Williams, Katy, Tena Williams, Katy, Ted Williams, Austin, Lisa Williams, Katy; special nephew Christian “Pops” Jones; special aunts, Wilhelm Moye and  Tena Simien;  uncles, Horace Woodard, Sr. and  Ernest Pettit, Jr.; stepmother, Edna Moore;  godsisters, Sonya Scarlet, Sadie Bernard, Darlene Roberson, Cathy Austin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and Esther Wheeler; godbrothers, Brandon Burnett, Terry Sidney and David Howard; special friends Verdis Williams and Robert Bell of Pledger.

 

 

 

 

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents Ralph Williams Sr. and Ernestine Williams; siblings Carrie Lavern Williams, Baby Georgia Ernestine, Baby Arthur Williams I (twin to BB); special great aunt Carrie Boone; aunts Fay Woodard, Girtha Woodard, Shirley Pettit and  Pearlene Woodard; uncles Joel Williams Jr. and Augustus Williams Sr.; special brother-in-law, Ted Jones Sr.

 

Active pallbearers will be Ted Jones, Jr., Garland Williams, Albert Smith, Jr., Tevin Austin, Dominique Williams and Corey Williams, Jr.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be D’Andre Barnes, Dexter Pettit, Nelson Brown, Tracy Simien, Devaun Jones, James Williams, Derrick Kent, Robby Williams and Sons of Ralph Williams, Jr.                  

 

Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria. There will be viewing at the church on the day of the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will be no viewing afterward.

 

Please visit our website to leave online condolences, light a candle and send floral arrangements or gifts to his family at www.dixonfuneralhome.com

 

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at (979) 798-9113.

 

                                            

 

 

 

 

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