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Samuel James Williams "Sam"

March 4, 1953 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 67)


Samuel James Williams


The Celebration of Life for Samuel James Williams, 67, will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 11:00am, at Greater Mount Zion Church.

Sam was born on March 4, 1953 in Wharton, TX, to Barney Williams Jr. and Bernice Mae Gee-Williams.  He passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020, with his family by his side.

On July 1, 1978, Sam married his beautiful wife, Maurline Wright-Williams and had 2 beautiful children:  Taya Williams-Alfred and Dejuan Williams.

Sam Williams received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Sam Houston State University and a master’s degree in Mid-Management Administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake.  His post-graduate work included super- intendency and preliminary doctoral studies in educational administration.  Sam was an outstanding elementary classroom teacher for 10 ½ years and transitioned to campus administrator where he diligently served for 21 ½ years.  He was uncompromising in his quest for quality educational opportunities for young people.

Sam retired as principal of Velasco Elementary School in Freeport, Texas in the early 2000’s.  Sam was a campus executive leader for thirty-one years and also contracted with Galveston County Regional Collaborative Mentoring Program as a site researcher for the Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP) at the University of Memphis.

He was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake, Texas where he served as a deacon and minister of music.

He was an active member of the MLK CC, Lions Club, GMZ Educational Development, Educators 500 Club and Matagorda- Brazoria Cancer Assistance Program (MBCAP).

Sam Williams was a creator and leader of MLK events, Black History Month Events, Dream Camp, Brazoria County Debutantes, Educators’ 500 Club, Lions Club, Youth Motivational Task Force; just to name a few.  He was also recognized as BISD Principal of the Year, Mentor of the Year, and the World’s Best Dad.

Sam leaves to cherish his precious memories: his loving and devoted wife, Maurline Williams (42yrs of marriage), Brazoria, Texas; son, DeJuan Williams (Mayra), Humble, Texas; daughter, Taya Alfred (Quincy), Doha, Qatar; sister, Marilyn Breedlove (Stephon), Houston, Texas; brother, Barney D. Williams (Katherine), Sugar Land, Texas and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Sam will be laid to rest at Mims Cemetery.

A Pass by Visitation will be on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Greater Mount Zion Church.

Due to the COVID-19 Virus, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing. We will also conduct temperature checks prior to entrance. Virtual services will be available via Facebook live at

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



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January 2, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Greater Mt. Zion Church
6437 FM 521
Brazoria, Texas 77422

Funeral Service
January 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Greater Mt. Zion Church
6437 FM 521
Brazoria, Texas 77422

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