Eric Wayne Williams

May 24, 1986 ~ October 5, 2019 (age 33)


Eric Wayne Williams was born to Wayne E. Williams & Barbara H. Williams on May 24, 1986, in "The greatest city in 'Merica" (as he called it), Chicago. He was the eldest son of his two loving parents, & was his baby brother, Sterling D. William's, biggest supporter & protector. 
Eric who was affectionately called 'The Gentle Giant' began his academic journey at Thomas Hoyne Elementary School & Louos Worth Middle School, wjere he crafted his wit & charm. While in grade school. Eric picked up a great friend & brother from another mister, Jon Johnson, who would grow to be a lifelong friend along hos journey to Chicago Vocational High School & then on to college at East West University. 
Eric began East West University in the summer of 2004, where his academia & brilliant mind would land him in an early enrollment computer information systems major. There in that summer he met he his other lifelong friend Adam Cowan Eric loved sports and played basketball at the collegiate level for the university. He loved his jersey and would wear it proudly all the time. Like all of the time. While wearing that jersey, he loved to play card games and it was in a card tournament at the college that he met his third surrogate brother, Clarence Glenn. 

During his time at East west he also met a young lady by the name of Keyida Moore. Little did he know, that this woman would go on to play such a huge part in his life. Through the ups and downs, they survived together and prospered by bringing two beautiful children into this world, Niyel and Kayla. As he was fond of telling anyone, he loves his kids. Eric and Keyida were married in 2017.

His family and friends will be his ultimate legacy. The lives he touched and the memories he created will live on for decades. Eric will never be forgotten and has impacted us all in a phenomenal way.

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Memorial Service
October 19, 2019

3:00 PM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses
2833 E. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60649

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