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A Celebration of life for William Henry “Big D” Meadows, 70, will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Mt. Cleveland Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Jerry Jones will be the eulogist. Interment will be in the Meadows-Welch Cemetery. Mr. Meadows will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.  

Mr. William Henry Meadows was born on July 3, 1948 to Henry Meadows, Jr. and Hannah Mae Reynolds Meadows in Talladega, Alabama.

Mr. Meadows became a member of Mt. Cleveland Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He completed her education at Nottingham School. He was previously employed with Tyson Foods. On February 16, 1979, William and the former Jewell Jackson were united in holy matrimony.

William departed his earthly life on May 3, 2019 at his residence. He was preceded in death by two sons, Darren Simmons and Tommy Joe Sillmon; parents, Henry and Hannah Meadows; one brother, George Meadows; six sisters, Nora Lee Tuck, Jimmie Lou Meadows, Bessie Bickley, Catherine Meadows, Mae Lou Duncan and Allene Meadows; and a God sister, Ella Spencer.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Jewell Meadows of Talladega, Alabama; two sons, Billy Duncan of Gainesville, Florida and Anthony (Kimberly) Meadows of Sylacauga, Alabama; three daughters, Mary Sillmon of Talladega, Alabama, Janice Jones of Huntsville, Alabama and Sharon (Scotty) Hines of Lincoln, Alabama; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Willie Ann Meadows and Mary Lois Meadows of Talladega, Alabama; one brother, Warren (Gwendolyn) Turner of Talladega, Alabama; one sister-in-law, Peggy Meadows of Talladega, Alabama; one brother-in-law, Kenneth Duncan of Talladega, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.    

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  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Terrys Metropolitan Mortuary
  • Friday, May 10, 2019
    Mr. Billy Duncan, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the peae and comfort of the Lord be with you during this time. Your Howard Bishop Family, Michael Gamble, Principal Clay Reddick and James Speer, Asst. Principals
    ~ Howard Bishop Middle SSchool   Gainesville, FL
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    Dear Meadows family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of William. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart. Additional Bible based comfort can be found at Search:Comfort
    ~ Michael
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Our condolences goes to you and yours in this most difficult time . May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 which reads: “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God." What a loving God who cares about each one of us, and is ready to help us in 9ur m9st difficult moments if we allow him to. (John 5:14) He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez