Jonathan "Mr. Tibb" Williams

May 11, 1958 ~ May 29, 2022 (age 64)

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With heartfelt sympathy, we announce the earthly transition of Mr. Jonathan "Mr. Tibb" Williams of Ragland who went from labor to reward on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at the age of 64. 

Today we celebrate the life of our dear beloved Pops, PawPaw, "Mr. Tibbs", Jonathan Williams, who was born on May 11, 1958, in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama to the union of the late Roscoe and Josephine Hall Williams, Sr. 

Jonathan was educated in the St. Clair County School System, where he graduated from Ragland High School, Class of 1978. He was an excellent basketball player and received a standing ovation as 1977 MVP. He accompanied his talent with the nickname "Mr. Tibbs" which stuck in the hearts and minds of all who knew his skills on the court.

Jonathan confessed faith in Christ at a young age under the leadership of his aunt at God's Temple AOH Church in Ragland. He later would come to attend Greater Grace Church of Ashville with his wife, Karen Callahan Williams, who joined him in marriage on July 15, 1978. 

Jonathan was a Sargent in the United States Army and faithfully served for twelve years before being honorably discharged. He served within the United States but also went abroad in other countries, especially Germany where his two eldest children were born. Even in civilian life, he continued to work hard to provide for his family as he worked until retirement with Tyson Foods.

Jonathan was one of the most humblest men that you could ever encounter. He had such a big heart and would do anything he could for anyone in need of help or assistance. He never wanted any recognition or attention being drawn to him for anything God blessed him to be able to do for the Kingdom or his fellowman. He never bragged about his ability to write music, or play the piano or the guitar, but one of his joys was being able to share his gifts with his family as they would make up a choir and sing his song, "God Bless the Children". 

Although Sunday, May 29, 2022, came too soon for us for Jonathan to complete this earthly journey, we can imagine when we are reunited again that he will show us all the pictures he has taken with the caption, "This Is What Heaven Looks Like!"

We bow in humble submission to the will of God and those who celebrate God for lending us such a wonderful jewel are his loving wife of forty-four years, Elder Karen Williams, Ragland, AL; four daughters, Timika Williams, Long Beach, CA , Kala Williams, Ragland, AL, Kiera Williams, Huntsville, AL, Tamirra Williams, Macon, GA; nine grandchildren, Aaliyah Williams, Ariyana Williams, Carlton Hargrove, Jr., Ardayza Williams, Thomas Williams IV, Taevon Williams, Akeem Looney, Kennadi Looney, Amari Williams; two great-grandchildren: Rannsom Killings, Kashmir Williams; siblings, Cheryl (the late Raymond) Butler; Roscoe Williams, Jr., both of Gadsden, AL, Katie (Virgil) Looney, Delphine Hall, both of Ragland, AL, David (the late Octavia) Williams, all of Ragland, AL; uncle, Percy (Jewel) Hall, Gadsden, AL;  brothers-in-law, Richard (Cyclone) Culpepper, Battle Creek, MI, James E. (Diane) Callahan, Grand Rapids, MI, Julius L. (Gladys) Callahan, Ragland, AL; sister-in-law, Alice Saulter, Ragland, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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24 Hour Viewing
June 3, 2022

2:00 PM
Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ St. Clair Chapel
1716 Cogswell Ave
Pell City, AL 35125

Celebration of Life
June 4, 2022

12:00 PM
Bible Way COOLJC ~ Ragland
214 3rd Avenue
Ragland, AL 35131

Interment following funeral service
June 4, 2022

Morning Star Baptist Church Cemetery~ Ragland
2650 Morning Star Road
Ragland, Alabama 35131

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