Dr. Detroit R. Williams, 79 of Gainesville answered the Masters call, without fear, struggle or pain on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center. Dr. Williams served as Pastor of The Williams Temple Church of God in Christ for 46 years, Superintendent of The Gainesville district and First Assistant to the Jurisdictional Bishop.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Eva Mae Williams, four brothers, Joseph Thomas, Clarence Williams, Joe L. Williams and David Williams, and one sister, Mabel Ann McClendon. Left to cherish precious memories are siblings: Clifford (Jeanette) Williams, Gainesville; Clara (Raymond) Porche, Andrea (Rick) Gipson, Otis (Rita) Thomas, Tampa, FL; Thelma Hunter, Flora Thomas, Ft. Myers, FL; Dolores (Aaron) Black, Missouri City, TX; Amy Clemson, Gainesville; Special Sister-in-law, Lillie Williams, Alachua, FL and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A number of Spiritual Sons and Daughters and his Williams Temple Church Family.
Funeral Services for Dr. Williams will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:00am at the Upper Room Ministries C.O.G.I.C., 3575 NE 15th Street, Gainesville, FL with entombment to follow at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central. There will be a wake service on Friday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Williams Temple Church of God in Christ, 628 NW 7th Ave, Gainesville, FL