January 21, 1989
LAWRENCE E. WILLIAMS
NEWPORT NEWS – Lawrence E. “Bezzle” Williams, 54, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Medical College of Virginia.
He was a native of Newport News and a member of New Life Church.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he retired from Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Survivors include seven daughters, Sheila Craig of Virginia Beach, Nina Cleary, Sylvia Williams, Gwen Williams, Mildred Williams, Vickie Williams and Gail Dickerson, all of Newport News; three sons, Lawrence E. Williams Jr., Terrance Williams and Tracy D. Williams, all of Newport News; four sisters, Earlene Godwin of Hampton, Vivian Stewart, Carolyn Barnes and Donna Jean Dudley, all of Newport News; three brothers, Ronald Williams of Germany, Alvin Williams and Bernard Williams, both of Hampton; and 12 grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in New Life Church by the Rev. Lawrence Lewis. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Newport News. The body will be placed in church at noon Monday.
Family and friends will assemble at 506 Pine Avenue, Newport News, by 1 p.m. Monday.
O.H. Smith Funeral Home is in charge.