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Lionel Therron Williams, Sr., 82, of Birmingham, AL, passed away on January 11, 2019, in Birmingham, AL, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Williams was born on November 26, 1936 in Birmingham, AL to W.L. Williams, Sr. and Celia Lightfoot Williams. He owned and operated a thriving business in the Titusville community from 1963 until his retirement in 1998. Mr. Williams was a lifelong member of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, where he served on the Deacon Board, chaired the Archive Committee, and was a member of the Sanctuary choir and the Men of Distinction. He also served the community on the boards of Planned Parenthood of Birmingham and the Birmingham Urban League. For service to his community, Mr. Williams was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Birmingham Chapter of the NAACP and a Proclamation from the City of Birmingham. He was a member of various clubs and associations including Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and 19th holes, worldwide. Mr. Williams is survived by his son, Lionel Therron Williams, Jr.; his daughter, Leah Williams-Burke (John Burke); and his beloved and loving companion, Willie Ruth Hill, all of Hoover, AL. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Doris Moss Williams. Visitation will take place at Bushelon Funeral Home on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 1:00pm – 8:00pm with family hour from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Funeral services will be held at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00pm followed by interment at Elmwood Cemetery.

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  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Bushelon Funeral Home
  • Monday, January 21, 2019
    We were all saddened to hear of your loss and will continue to keep you in our prayers.
    ~ Debbie Calloway   Cleveland, OH
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    JWFACTS.ORG May Jesus our Almighty Jehovah God in the flesh, Emmanuel, embrace you all with His loving arms as you celebrate and remember the life of Mr. Williams. Earth's loss is Heaven's gain. JWFACTS.ORG
    ~ LouAnn
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    ~ V
  • Monday, January 21, 2019
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I'm reaching out with some encouragement as I too have lost many loved ones in death. One thing that has helped me to cope many times is a promise made by in the Bible at Revelation 21:4. It speaks of world conditions under God’s Kingdom rule. It says: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” A most reassuring promise indeed! Another comforting Scripture, one of my personal favorites, is Psalms 37:29. It speaks of world conditions under God’s Kingdom rule. It says: “The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.” A most reassuring promise indeed! I hope these verses comfort you like they have comforted me. My heart and prayers go out to you. Below is a link to a very encouraging Bible-based brochure entitled, When Someone You Love Dies. Please use your personal Bible with this brochure as you read it in the months ahead. Deepest Sympathies, Vickie
    ~ vickie
  • Friday, January 18, 2019
    To the Family and Friends of Lionel Williams Sr. I called him Papa and he recognized me as his daughter. I can truthfully say I have only fun memories of Papa, we laughed alot. Missig him.... R.I.P. Papa . Tina B.
    ~ Tina & Yea Brown   Birmingham, AL
  • Friday, January 25, 2019
    Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in our country, locating 70% of their abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods. Black women make up 12% of the American population but have 33% of all abortions. WAKE UP: the founder of PP, Margaret Sanger, was a racist who wanted to get rid of black people. May Jesus remove the veil from your eyes and heart to the truth of this dangerous organization founded in the pits of hell.
    ~ Bobbie
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019
    I am sorry for your loss. May your family look forward to the near future when all death will be completely and permanently swallowed up forever, and no one will ever say he or she is sick again. (Isaiah 25:8; Isaiah 33:24)
    ~ P Pett   Pinson, AL
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019
    ~ P Pett