Clifton Brent Williams

Clifton Brent Williams

November 3, 2021, 80, Goldsboro –

Clifton Brent Williams, 80, completed his earthly work on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, and now rests from his labors at the feet of his Heavenly Father. Brent was born in Wayne County to the late Lucky Earl Williams and Ellen Whitley Williams on January 10, 1941. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Earl Williams, Frazier Williams, Farrell Williams, Bob Williams and George Williams; and sisters, Mildred Smith, Marie Hinnant and Joyce Garris.

Exhibiting a natural talent for fixing things and a general knack for working with his hands, Brent owned and operated a home improvement business for many years. He had the ability to fix the broken, transform the outdated, and make junk into a treasure. His friendly personality and ability to strike up conversation helped him gain both clients and friends. Always ready with a joke to tell, you could expect to get a good laugh every time you were in his presence.

As a devoted member of Faison Baptist Church, Brent served his Lord in both presence and service. There, he served as a deacon and was a member of the Faison Baptist Men’s group. Utilizing his carpentry skills, he was instrumental in their mission projects of constructing handicap ramps for those in need.

In late May and early June, Brent looked forward to the annual blueberry harvest. With a bucket in hand, he’d spend hours picking in his neighbors’ yard, always willing to share the bounty of his labor.

The greatest loves on this earth for Brent were the members of his family. The first Thursday of each month was extra special, as he would join with his extended family for dinner. While the food was good, the fellowship was better. Time spent around the table, catching up on the latest family updates while enjoying a meal, was all Brent needed to be fulfilled. His grandchildren knew to expect a call from him on a regular basis, just to check-in. He wanted them to know of his love, care, and concern for each one.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Faison Baptist Church followed by a service at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Interment will be in Wayne Memorial Park.

Brent is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marsha Thompson Williams; daughter, Michelle Williams Akins; sons, Michael Brent Williams and wife Amy and Edward Earl Williams and special friend, Madison Leary; grandchildren, Jonathan Akins, Whitley Akins, Collin Williams and Evin Williams; and brother, Alton Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Baptist Men at Faison Baptist Church, P.O. Box 280, Faison, NC 28341.

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