Timothy Williams

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Timothy Wayne Williams, 43, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday, September 13, 2013 at home. He was born on October 26, 1969 in Pine Bluff, Ark., the son of late Larry Williams, Sr. and Carnetta Shelby [Gooseberry]. He was the oldest of five siblings. On January 04, 2001, he married his love, Lacie R. Tolefree of Fordyce, Ark., who survives him. Tim confessed his hope in Christ at an early age at Mt. Pleasant A.M.E Church in Pine Bluff, Ark.

He grew up on the north side of Pine Bluff and was an active member of the Pine Bluff Citizens Boys Club. He graduated from Dollarway High School in 1988. He was known to be the life of the party, always encouraging and supporting those he loved. He was a comedian by nature and a fighter at heart, he was loyal without end.

Tim is survived by his mother, Carnetta Goosberry and her husband Troy Gooseberry; his stepfather, William Halliburton; his three sons: Timothy Williams, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, Tyran Williams, Pine Bluff, Ark., and Shaun Williams of Austin, Texas; his six daughters: Brittany Goldsmith of Dallas, Texas, Bria Pittmon of Pine Bluff, Ark., Kahni Greeswald of Pine Bluff, Ark., Talya Williams of Austin, Texas, Trinity Williams of Austin, Texas and Timia Williams of Austin, Texas; his eight grandchildren: Timothy III, Jace, Jaxon, Kaylen, Cherish, Zalia, Zion and Ladarius, Jr.; his brother, Larry Williams Jr. of Pine Bluff, Ark.; his three sisters, Nina Williams, Cassie Gilley (Kevin) and Pamela Williams all of Dallas, Texas.; half sister, Twaun Moon Williams; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The wake will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Christian Way Funeral Home. The service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Joy Community Church by Rev. Robert Key. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Christian Way Funeral Home. All cards and other condolences may be sent to Carnetta Gooseberry, 2500 South Linden St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601.