July 29, 1965 - November 1, 2013
Paul Owen Williams, I. was born on July 29, 1965 in Ahoskie, North Carolina to the late Edgar and Algora Williams, Sr. He entered into rest on Friday, November 1, 2013 at Vidant Heart Center. Paul graduated from Ahoskie High School in 1983. He joined the Newsome Grove Baptist Church at an early age and remained faithful unto death. He played the drums for every choir at the church and at an early age joined the gospel group The Four Stars. He loved music and playing the drums although he could play guitar also. Paul was a very happy and carefree person. To know him was to know his smile and the love he had for his family and God. He was employed at Roanoke-Chowan Community College for 26 years. In 1987 he married Sonya Askew and to his union 2 sons were born. Left to cherish his legacy and memories are his wife of 26 years, Sonya Askew Williams; 2 sons, Paul Owen, II and Braxton Thomas Earl of the home. Paul is preceded in death by his parents the late Edgar and Algora Williams; a brother, James O. Williams and sisters, Algora June Ruffin and Mary Williams Keemer (Joe). He leaves to cherish his love, affection and memories his wife of 26 years Sonya Askew Williams, 2 sons Paul Owen Williams, II. (PJ) and Braxton Thomas-Earl Williams; 4 goddaughters, Marilyn Askew, Y’Nechia Hall, Shontel Dunston and Destinee Maggette; 3 brothers, Rev. Edward Pete Williams, Jr. (Shirley), Clarence Williams, Sr. (Karen), Rev. Tony O. Williams, Sr. (Rev. Katrina Williams); 4 sisters, Emma Daniels (Jimmy), Jeannette Bynum (Kenny), Christine Williams, Doris Williams, Inell Denning (Cary); 2 sister-in-laws Marion Hill (Phillip), Brenda Perry (Alex, Paul’s adopted father); 5 brother-in-laws, John Askew (Shirley), Raleigh Askew (Mildred), Alphonso Askew (Margaret), Donnell Askew (Lisa Raynor), Ralph Ruffin; his mother-in-law, Bessie Sessoms Askew and a large host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.
Paul Owen Williams, I. was born on July 29, 1965 in Ahoskie, North Carolina to the late Edgar and Algora Williams, Sr. He entered into rest on Friday, November 1, 2013 at Vidant Heart Center. Paul graduated from Ahoskie High School in 1983.... View Obituary & Service Information
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