James Roskie Williams

June 16, 1948 - January 30, 2022

06/16/1948 - 01/30/2022

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Saturday February 05, 2022
11:00 am
Cool Spring Baptist Church Cemetery
1460 NC-137
Eure, NC 27935
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AHOSKIE, NC – James Roskie Williams, 73, of Curtis Street, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC, unexpectedly surrounded by family.

Mr. Williams was born on June 16, 1948, to Woodie Jackson Williams and Eddie Mae Greene Robertson in Gates County, North Carolina. James worked as a truck driver for many years, and he also enjoyed just sitting in his truck listening to the radio. One of his favorite pastimes was cooking a pig and hanging out with family and friends. He cherished his family and will be deeply missed by all.

Along with his parents, James was preceded in death by two sisters; Margaret Whitley, and Brenda Early, and a brother, Thomas Robertson.

James is survived by his son, Chris Williams of Nashville, his daughter, Velvet Vaughan of Ahoskie; two grandsons, Aaron Vaughan and his wife Megan of Ahoskie, and Tyler Vaughan of Greenville, NC; a granddaughter, Bailey Vaughan of Ahoskie; two great-grandsons, Logan Vaughan of Ahoskie, and Mason Vaughan of Greenville; two sisters, Ann Pierce and husband Bob of Franklin, VA and Elsie Mae Brown of Apex, NC.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Cool Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Eure, NC, with Rev. Charlie Brown officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Williams family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Trish Jernigan Carson
1 year ago

Velvet and family, I am so sorry to hear of my neighbor’s passing. Jimmy and I had a few conversations and talked on Facebook also. He was such a nice man and I felt fortunate to have such a good next-door neighbor. If you need anything please let us know. God bless and comfort you during this time of loss….

Bryan and Leslie Pearce
1 year ago

Chris and Velvet, Aunt Elsie, and Mom, my thoughts and prayers go out for you during this time of mourning your Dad, your brother, and my Uncle Jimmy.

ROBERT (BOBBY) EURE
1 year ago

I’VE BEEN KNOWING JIMMY ALL OF HIS LIFE. WE BOTH GREW UP IN GATES COUNTY TOGETHER. HE HAS ALL BEEN LIKE A BROTHER TO ME. I WILL TRULLY MISS HIM.

Vicky Pollay
1 year ago

Chris and Velvet, Bruce and I are so sorry for the loss of your dad, my only Uncle. I have so many wonderful memories growing up with him. He was a part of my every day. I will remember him always with a smile on his face. He was always smiling. I know in my heart that he was greeted by grandma, Brenda and mom and they are embracing each other. May God comfort you both.

Elsie Mae Brown Dear Sister I will miss you!l
1 year ago

Bob and Anne Pearce I will miss you my brother and all the love we shared ! Anne

Elsie Mae Brown
1 year ago

Anne Williams pearce and Bob Pearce

Keith Pearce
1 year ago

To Chris and Velvet, may you find peace and comfort in the arms of our Lord and Savior. I’m going to miss my favorite uncle and so hate that I can’t be there with you this weekend. Uncle Jimmy always showed a great interest in me and I so cherish the times I was able to be with him…starting way back as a kid and going with him in the “big truck”. May peace be with you all. I love you. Keith

Bill & Ardie Parker
1 year ago

Sending our heartfelt condolences to the family.

Shelia Allen
1 year ago

The love we both had for our Son and Daughter, 3 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.