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 www.facebook.com/greatermountzionchurch.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at (979) 798-9113.
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