John Franklin Williams, Sr.
March 29, 1951 - August 21, 2020
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
JANICE M. HARRISON
Terri Benjamin, Niece
Jonathon and Celeste Johnson
Betty Jean & David Gilchrist
Dee Henderson
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John Franklin "Tump" Williams Sr., 69, beloved husband of Donna Williams, died Friday, August 21, 2020. Born in Hodges, SC, he was the son of the late Annie Mae Evans Williams. John was a member of Pine Grove A.M.E. Church and retired from Span-America Medical Systems. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys football fan and…

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JANICE M. HARRISON left a message on September 16, 2020:
In the loss of your loved one, God is with you and we're thinking of you with sympathy and caring.  May it help to ease your loss and bring some comfort.  To know that many thoughts are there in sympathy with you. Worked with John at Span. Always smiling and helping us all. We will miss him dearly as you guys will. Be blessed.  GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!
Brewer High School Class of 1969 left a message on September 13, 2020:
In the loss of your loved one. God is with you and we're thinking of you with sympathy and caring.  May it help to ease your loss and bring some comfort.  To know that many thoughts are there in sympathy with you.  John will always be remembered as a sweet and quite classmate.  
sandra Huggins left a message on September 11, 2020:
I worked with John for so many years. He was such a kind man. He worked so hard. He always talked about his kids and was so very proud of them. The world is such a better place that he walked through it for awhile. My heart breaks for y'all. Praying God keeps his arms around you. Sandra Huggins
Sherlyn and Ken Barnett left a message on September 5, 2020:
Dear Donna, Kelsey, and Andrew we are so sorry for your loss. I know how much John loved each of you. Andrew and Kelsey, he was so proud of both of you! Whether you were playing football or entering beauty pageants John was your biggest fan. Donna, you only had to see the two of you together to know how much he loved you. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Terri Benjamin, Niece left a message on September 1, 2020:
Uncle Tump

You were the
Ultimate Dallas Cowboy Fan!!!!
You were a
Non-violent Man
You had
Charisma
You had the
Love of family always
You were an
Enduring man
You were always giving of your
Time
You had that
Unforgettable smile that would light up any room
You were a
Momma’s boy to the end!!!
And you are now
Peacefully Resting in Paradise
You may have been my youngest uncle
You may have been my last uncle
But you were my only
“Uncle Tump”
 With all my love
Your niece Terri

Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Clara and Calvin Richardson left a message on August 31, 2020:
Tump you came on this earth and made a big impression by being a kind, quite individual loved greatly by your wife, Donna, your children and your church family. You contributed to your church without seeking glory or praise. Your work on this earth is now done. Thanks for all that you did while here. Thanks for being you.
Jonathon and Celeste Johnson left a message on August 28, 2020:
We send our sincerest condolences and prayers to the Williams family for the loss of a great man who was clearly adored. Heaven has gained a new angel, and you all have gained a new Guardian from above.
Betty J. Williams left a message on August 28, 2020:
My Condolences, Prayers and Love to Mr. John Franklin Williams, Sr.'s (Tump) entire family. Special BLESSINGS and Peace to his four (4) children/young adults: Mr. John Franklin Williams, Jr,, Ms. Latoya Williams, Dr. Kelsey Williams & Mr. Andrew Williams. Our family and my parents, Mr. Lawrence & Mrs. Agnes Anderson Williams were Tump's neighbor many years ago and we grew up together in Pine Grove AME Church. The life he lived and the man he became was nurtured by an ancestor/shero that I loved and admired, Mrs. Annie Mae Williams, his Mom. God Bless.  Retired Justice Betty J. Williams, New York State  Supreme Court
Nikki Kraus left a message on August 27, 2020:
My heart hurts for your family's loss. John was very kind, especially the time we sat outside Cracker Barrel and he just smiled  and nodded as Gaby talked his ear off. I know he will be watching over you all with that same smile. ((Hugs)) 
Julia W. Wardlaw left a message on August 27, 2020:
Donna, Kelsey & Andrew, my deepest sympathy to all of you.  John was an amazing person with a gentle and sweet spirit.  He will be truly missed.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carol A. Henderson & Family left a message on August 27, 2020:
"You're Bigger than the universe, You're Bigger than the sun and the stars, You're Bigger than the things, oh my, oh my that could tear us apart". Cousin John always gave me a loving hug and warm words of encouragement and thanks every time I sang that song in church. I loved singing it (in its' entirety)because it was one of my favorites as well. He didn't have to say anything but always acknowledged my need to know that I had touched someone's spirit every time I ministered through song. He didn't have to do that but he did because that was Just John's Way....and that meant so much to me! Kelsey, I am heartbroken over the passing of cousin Tump. I know the anguish you, our mom and Andrew are experiencing right now. But know that God's got you all cradled safely in His arms. Seek comfort in His bosom and know that earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Draw close to God's unchanging hand and cherish His blessing of extended time when man said there was nothing else they could do. God being God all by himself, strengthened your dad enough to walk you down the aisle of Holy Matrimony. Praise God in the midst of this storm that he chose you to come from our family's lineage. Our parents raised us to know Him for ourselves. Cousin John's loving way will truly be missed, but his loving heart lives on through the spiritual maturity he instilled in you and your family. Know that mom and I are here for you all in any capacity needed and don't hesitate to call, anytime. Love released for all of you Always.....
Betty Jean & David Gilchrist left a message on August 26, 2020:
RIH Tump! You will forever be in our hearts and memories. To Donna, children and family, Tump will always be remembered as a kind funny cousin and will never be forgotten and we thank God that he was a part of our family. Love you all,




Dee Henderson left a message on August 26, 2020:
Your legacy will continue through Kelsey and Andrew. I was lucky enough to witness how great of a dad you were to them and they are amazing people because of you and Mrs. Donna. Sending my love to you all.
Katie Williams left a message on August 26, 2020:
Lighting a candle in our hearts for Uncle Tump. He will always be remembered and cherished. Donna, Kelsey, and Andrew, we will be keeping you in our prayers. Love, George, Katie and Trey.
Yvonne Benjamin left a message on August 26, 2020:
Uncle Tump, this is not a goodbye, but a Farewell. I will see you and all the others that have transitioned to Heaven again one day. I thought we would have you, the youngest and last of Grandmother’s children for a long time, however; God had a different plan. I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in Heaven now that you’re all together again. Praying for comfort and strength to our family at this time. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. They will help us to get through during this time and the years to come. I will miss you very much. I can just see God greeting you as you received your long white robe and crown as God said “job well done my son, Welcome home.” Rest well Uncle Tump. Love Always, your niece, Yvonne Benjamin.
Melanie Morgan left a message on August 25, 2020:
Donna, I am so sorry to hear this. Please know that you are in my prayers. My heart breaks for you. Love you always. Melanie Morgan
Lisa Stewart left a message on August 25, 2020:
My sweet sweet cousins. My heart hurts for you Donna, Kelsey and Andrew...I love you all.
Jennifer left a message on August 25, 2020:
Donna, Kelsey, and Andrew,
I am so thankful to have known your dad and husband. I loved his quiet, gentle nature every time you all visited. I loved watching how he loved his family and how he looked on with kindness when any of us spoke. A true gentleman. I know he was proud of all you. You all have given him much to be proud of. Love you all.
Donna Williams left a message on August 25, 2020:
You my love have also had a hard time recently. I want you to know that I love you and hope you are taking good care of yourself.  You and me have spent alot of time caring for others and now we must figure out how to care for ourselves. If you figure out how this works let me know. I love you.- Donna
Donna Williams left a message on August 25, 2020:
My sweet loving cousin,
You prayed so hard for my John (both you and mom) I gave him cards and letters that you sent and he really enjoyed them. He was always so amazed at how many people were praying for him. Give my aunt a big hug for me and tell her, andrea, and your dad that I love them. Thank You so very much for being a praying angel for our God. Love You cousin- Donna
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Allison Williams left a message on August 25, 2020:
Uncle Tump, we miss you more than words can say. Your kind smile and gentle spirit always lit up the room and made everyone around you feel so loved. I loved watching Little Annie Mae and Olive have so much fun with you. The smile on your faces and pure joy of those moments will be forever imprinted on my heart. Uncle Tump made such a strong impression on his nephew, my husband, John and helped shape the wonderful man, husband and father he is today.

My deepest sympathy to Aunt Donna, Kelsey and Andrew. I know Uncle Tump’s shining light will live on through you, and the many people who love Uncle Tump, every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Allison
Shelia Williams left a message on August 24, 2020:
Uncle Tump....WOW. God has chosen another good one. Thanking God for your time here on earth. Your quiet demeanor, giving heart and love for your family and church...you gave it your all. Your work here is done. You are resting well. No more pain, only love and joy. Rest on my dear Uncle. 
Harold Williams left a message on August 24, 2020:
Uncle Tump, I love you very much.  I was thrilled when you told me the story of racing the school bus on your bicycle.  I also was excited and proud to see you throw your left handed fastball in the local baseball league.  You are one of the uncles that got so much joy from doing things well, especially cutting the grass at super fast speeds.

Your love and compassion will always be missed.
Love you much.
Harold 
Glenn & Barbara Wimmes left a message on August 24, 2020:
John (Tump) was truly a sweet and humble person that we all loved. He will be missed.  Our deepest sympathy to your family. Heaven has certainly gained another angel.
Donna Williams left a message on August 24, 2020:
These photo's are so very amazing. Kelsey, Andrew, and myself are so very appreciative of the comments and photo's. Your uncle Tump would be moved by the fond memories that everyone is sharing. I want to thank you for taking the time to remember him. We love you. God bless.- Donna
Donna Williams left a message on August 24, 2020:
Thank you for the card and the post about your uncle. Please know I love you and Terri both. If and when you are ready call or come by. I would love to see you both. God bless. Love you- Donna
Donna Williams left a message on August 24, 2020:
Thank you Drenda. God bless. We love you.- Donna
Donna Williams left a message on August 24, 2020:
Shelia,
I loved your post. I have read it a few times. I know he was loved by more than just me. I love the pics that everyone is sending. No one wants to hear from me at 3:30am;) so I just read the posts and feel so much better. I love you so very much. I am so very proud of Brittany. She is smart, beautiful, and she is such a wonderful Christian woman. I am so proud to call her my niece. You did good!!!!! I love you- Donna
Maya left a message on August 24, 2020:
Remembering Uncle Tump what a great Uncle Son Husband Brother Father Cousin you had a sweet quiet soul always being thoughtful and generous now you can rest in heavenly peace I know grandma is waiting at gate with open arms ️
Drenda Williams left a message on August 23, 2020:
Uncle Tump, you will be truly missed, Rest In Peace Uncle, your niece Drenda Williams.
Donna Williams left a message on August 23, 2020:
John I will forever love you and you will be in my heart forever. Be sure to give Granny,Daisy, George, and my mom and dad a great big hug for me. Make sure you drink plenty of water while you are cutting all that grass my love. I will do my best to hold it together. Until we met again. I love You !!!! Rest in peace.
Edward and Johnnie Klugh and family. left a message on August 23, 2020:
God has chosen another flower to be added to his garden. John (Tump) was a wonderful friend to all and he will always hold a special place in our hearts .He was a great brother in Christ. He will be truly missed. We love you all.
Sherri A. Benjamin left a message on August 22, 2020:
Uncle "Tump" you were a sweet, quiet, kind uncle and your big beautiful smile and jolly laugh will be sorely missed.  You are now among your mother, all your siblings and other family members.  You have your wings, crown, robe and Peace for all eternity.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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