Billie Shearn Williams
Billie Shearn Williams, 68, transitioned into his heavenly home at 11:20 am on April 30, 2017, joining a host of heavenly family awaiting him. Billie, the second of two sons, was born in Galveston, Texas on June 9, 1948 to the late Hazel and Harry Williams. He was the husband of Deborah Ann Lenor Williams. Marrying the love of his life on June 21, 1982, they shared 34 plus years of unconditional love & marriage together. From this union, two loving children were born, Brandon Sharod and Ashlyn Joi. Prior marriages and a relationship added siblings, Larrius, Shannon, Shaunda and Sharonda.
Billie attended public school and played football in the Texas City Independent School District where he graduated in 1968. He retired from Union Carbide/DOW Chemical after thirty-three years of service as a Storeroom Clerk. After retirement, he worked in retail at SuitMart, coordinating and selling men’s suits and clothing for several years.
In 1996, Billie rededicated his life to Christ and became a member of Abundant Life Christian Center in La Marque, TX, where he enrolled in Abundant Life School of Ministry and graduated in 1998. Billie loved the Lord, had a heart for souls and people and subsequently accepted the call into the Helps Ministry. Answering that call, he became an Usher Minister, Greeter and Prayer Counselor. Never meeting a stranger, never missing an opportunity to serve, he gave of himself sacrificially in service to God. He enjoyed every minute of it.
In May of 2014, Billie moved his church membership to Word Power Church in League City, TX, where he worked on staff as a Helps Minister, Head Usher, Counselor, Jail Minister, and Bible College Assistant. He continued his spiritual nurturing in the Bible college and served as a Greeter and Armorbearer until his homegoing. Whatever his hands found to do, Billie was always willing to do, in order to, promote the things of God, bottom line, he lived his life on purpose. Billie was loved and will be missed by all. He will be remembered for his encouraging words, leadership skills, infectious smile and servants heart.
He is preceded in death by parents, Harry and Hazel Williams and brother, Harry Lindsey Williams.
Cherishing the memory of Billie is loving wife, Deborah Ann Williams; son, Brandon (Lashell); grandchildren: Nyla, Grace, Faith); daughter, Ashlyn
Cermak (Brian), grandchildren: Jadon, Javon, Samya; son, Larrius Moore (grandchildren: Ashley, Deavian, Davian); daughter, Shannon Williams (grandchildren: Malcolm, LeShea, Candis, Jason, Darrius (great-grandchildren: Jada, KaMori, Daijonn, Daya, DaLacia, Au’Godess, Payton, Lilliahna, Iris, Darrius, Jr.); daughter, Shaunda Williams (grandchild: Erick Eboehi); daughter, Yurhonda Ford, (grandchildren: Essence, Keree, Ky’Ree, (nephew) Harry Lindsey Williams Jr.; niece, Daphne Williams; sister-in-law, Chrisandrus Williams; brother-in-law, Eldridge Lenor, Jr, (Janice), 18 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, friends and extended family members. The spirit and loving memories of Billie will forever dwell in the deepest recesses of the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
Viewing will be from 9-11:00am on Saturday, May 6, 2017 with Funeral Services to follow at 11:00am at Carnes Funeral Home, 1300 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591 with Interment at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.
When I’m Called Home
When I breathe my last upon this earth,
Don’t be sad and filled with pain.
My purpose will be completed,
What I’ve longed for, I’ve attained.
Don’t shed a tear, but smile instead,
My death is not the end.
I’m still living – just on a higher plane,
With Jesus – my dearest friend.
My spirit will still be living,
For I was saved by grace.
I’ll be dwelling with my Savior,
In that glorious, heavenly place.
And when the final trumpet sounds,
First the dead in Christ shall rise.
Then my body that was buried,
Will be caught up in the skies.
It will meet there with my spirit,
And the two shall be entwined.
To form the perfect body,
That my precious Lord designed.
If you are still here,
Before that final trumpet sounds,
You’ll be changed and rise to meet Him,
For you, too, are Heaven bound.
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 KJV