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Dennis "DW" Williams

November 20, 1928 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Dennis Williams Obituary

Dennis (DW) Williams, 94, of Gary, Indiana, passed away on November 17, 2023. He was born on November 20, 1928, in Maxton, North Carolina, to the late Boyd and Nettie Williams. He attended Piney Grove Methodist Church in Maxton, North Carolina as a young man. This is where he established his faith as a young man in God.

Dennis was an employee with US Steel Gary Works as a Crane Operator before retiring in 1988.He was a member of the Local 1040 and often worked with the union on contract and pension negotiations. In his past time, after retiring, he enjoyed gardening, carpentry work, real estate, politics and sports. Dennis enjoyed the game of baseball while growing up and would have possibly been scouted. But, he met the love of his life, Mildred Morrison, and they married on December 30, 1948, THE REST IS HISTORY. He loved to work in his community; this love would lead to helping to establish Angel of Faith Church in Gary, Indiana. He later became a deacon at St. Luke AME in Gary, Indiana.

Dennis is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Louise Williams; son, Clyde Williams; parents Boyd and Nettie Williams; brothers, James Howard, Rufus, Weldon, Cecil Cottingham, and Willis Williams; sisters, Ruth Townsend and Carrie McCrae.

Dennis is survived by his children, Ruby Johnson, Gwendolyn Henley, Monwella Hartfield, and Denise Williams; two grandchildren, he raised as his own, LaTonya (Carter) Ketchup and Cartiae Ketchup; sister, Alice Mae McCall; two sisters-in-law, Sally Williams and Olean Williams; the legacy continues with nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dennis' legacy will continue through all that knew and loved him.

Visitation Friday, December 1, 2023, 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. from Ridgelawn Funeral Home 4201 West Ridge Road Gary, Indiana with Homegoing Services Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. from Zion Progressive Cathedral 1169 Connecticut Street Gary, Indiana 46407.

Dennis will be laid to rest at Ridgelawn Cemetery 4401 West Ridge Road Gary, Indiana 46408, beside his wife, Mildred Williams and his son, Clyde Williams.


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December 1, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ridgelawn Funeral Home
4201 West Ridge Road
Gary, IN 46408

Homegoing Service
December 2, 2023

10:00 AM
Zion Progressive Cathedral International
1169 Connecticut Street
Gary, IN 46407


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