ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved father and Pastor, Claude Williams, 67, born on April 18, 1950 and passed away on October 29, 2017. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Jean Freshler on October 29, 2020
Another year has passed but not the teachings you gave to me and others. Donn and I are still teaching the Word and remain on God’s side as we love and shepherd the family of Victory. Just the thought of you and Cece together in the presence of the Lord puts a big ole smile on my face! You are loved and missed❤️ 
Posted by Sandra Fletcher on October 29, 2020
Claude,
Happy 3rd Heavenly Birthday in eternity✝️ 
It blesses me to know that you and Cel are in the host of guardian angels for the family. You continue to inspire so many with your words that still ring true ~ "stay on God's side".  You're missed and will be forever remembered. With a grateful and thankful heart of love.
Posted by Jean Freshler on April 18, 2020
Lighting another candle for your 70th earthly birthday, but what is that compared to Heavenly birthdays for an eternity❤️ Thinking and remembering you and your faith. Thank you again for all that you taught me and inspired me to continue to do! Love and miss you.
Jeannie
Posted by Crystal Adams-Nixon on November 1, 2019
To my one and only spiritual Father, who did what good Daddy's do, taught me how to live according to the Word, pleasing to God. Pastor Claude, forever loved, forever missed...
Posted by Sandra Fletcher on October 29, 2019
You are missed so much, yet we must rejoice because you’re in heaven with the Lord (Cel, Mo. Hattie, Mother, and other love ones). Your cool and calm nature was a “quiet strength”. Celebrating your 2nd heavenly birthday, ❤️ & miss you.
Renee
Posted by D Bradley on October 29, 2019
Pastor Claude, my words may not be eloquent or spiritual enough to express how much you poured into my children and I. I will be FOREVER grateful. I learned so much concerning the Word of God through your teachings. You were the first person to call me "Woman of God", and I have since worn this title with honor. Thank you "Man of God", I salute you.
Posted by Yvonne Rembert on October 29, 2019
I still think of you quite often. Your love, laugh, smile, smoothness, gentleness, correction, our text, phone calls, conversations, but most of all your walk with Christ. I truly miss you!! I've found the best way to honor legacy is to stay on Gods side, and fulfill the call of Christ on my life. Much love forever & always
Posted by Jean Freshler on October 29, 2019
Another year, yet it seems like only yesterday. Still fresh, I remember what you taught me and the degree of excellence in all we do for the Kingdom of God. Miss you dearly! As you already know, we are still on God’s side and teaching the Word.
Moving forward with God and in His love toward others! I can only imagine what being at rest with the Lord is like! Kisses to all with you!
Posted by Jean Freshler on April 18, 2019
Thinking of you! Remembering your earthly Birthday today, yet I know where you’re at is a best place to rejoice. I really miss you and wonder too often what you would say to me, the VCC family,
I hear ya”No matter what, stay on God side and only believe, love and keep doing the Word.” We’re teaching the Word and with God’s help making disciples and changing lives! Celebrating you today!
Posted by Yvonne Rembert on October 29, 2018
Uncle Claude/Pastor I miss you beyond words. Today I chose to reflect on your love for God and his people. In times like these the abundant forgiveness and love you gave has helped me endure many things. Thank you for caring enough to correct me when I walked in error but gentle enough to speak words of comfort until I was restored. Alot of things we prayed about are coming to pass and I give God glory for you standing with me. I'm still and always will remain on God's side!! Until we meet again I will rejoice in the Lord. Jehovah Jireh my provider You are more than enough for me
Posted by Jean Freshler on October 29, 2018
My heart is still sad because I miss your physical presence and hearing your tender and gentle voice of wisdom and guidance. I know you’re in the presence of the Lord and that gives great comfort to my soul. I just miss you so much. You taught us well and now I will continue Christ’s love journey til we meet again.
No matter what, I’m staying on God’s side. Oh the joy you have now!
Love,
Jeannie
Posted by Dale McCurdy on November 19, 2017
Heaven has gained another spiritual warrior.
 I can’t thank you enough for all the things you taught my household
about the value of love, faith, and believing.
Your contribution to my spiritual growth will never suffer a draught because your teachings left know misunderstanding of how it should apply to our daily lives.
Finding a leader to take your place is going to be difficult.
I miss you and First Lady Cece
Until we meet again. I love you
    REST IN PARADISE
Posted by Gerald Hayward on November 6, 2017
I won't complain.. Beautiful song a great tribulation for Pastor Williams.
Posted by Crystal Adams-Nixon on November 5, 2017
Pastor Claude, Jeremiah 3:15 under-shepherd to the Good Shepherd Jesus the Christ.
Pastor Claude, lover of people, compassionate, committed, comedian...Faithman!
Pastor Claude, talked the talk and walked the walk, a doer and no hearer only.
Pastor Claude, unwavering, caring for the VCCC flock and God’s Kingdom.
Pastor Claude, purposed to encourage, inspire and promote the sheep of God’s pasture to aspire to their greatest spiritual potential. Knowing that all other goodness would follow.
Pastor Claude, who raised me up, hallelujah, in the way that I should go and I will not depart from it!
Pastor Claude, the standard and filter, my subconscious self-check.
Pastor Claude, I wanted to make you proud, for you are my spiritual Daddy...
This is a hard place…but God!
I’ll do the word, walk by faith, trust and obey, for the rest of my days!
Honoring you and glorifying our God!
I love you and will miss you until we meet again, my Pastor, Shepherd, Father.
You taught me…
LOVE Always,
Sister Crystal
Posted by Shanel Williams on November 3, 2017
I can't believe your gone I will think of you everyday . I still wait for you to come home from work and sing to winter. You taught me so much in life and I thank you...tell my mother I said I love her

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Posted by Jean Freshler on October 29, 2020
Another year has passed but not the teachings you gave to me and others. Donn and I are still teaching the Word and remain on God’s side as we love and shepherd the family of Victory. Just the thought of you and Cece together in the presence of the Lord puts a big ole smile on my face! You are loved and missed❤️ 
Posted by Sandra Fletcher on October 29, 2020
Claude,
Happy 3rd Heavenly Birthday in eternity✝️ 
It blesses me to know that you and Cel are in the host of guardian angels for the family. You continue to inspire so many with your words that still ring true ~ "stay on God's side".  You're missed and will be forever remembered. With a grateful and thankful heart of love.
Posted by Jean Freshler on April 18, 2020
Lighting another candle for your 70th earthly birthday, but what is that compared to Heavenly birthdays for an eternity❤️ Thinking and remembering you and your faith. Thank you again for all that you taught me and inspired me to continue to do! Love and miss you.
Jeannie
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Possible

Shared by Rashad Harrell on November 3, 2017

On September 3rd, 2017 I sent out an email to a few friends and family asking for donations of $50 to help assist in completing my latest album, "AUX Tales". Pastor Claude was the first to respond, right away as a matter of fact. He said when I came to church on that Sunday that he would have a check for me for $200! That's just the kind of pastor that he was -  an above and beyond kind of pastor. Fast forward to Oct 8, which would become the last sermon he preached, and he asked me to close the service in prayer. So after I prayed he asked me how my album coming along and how much more money I needed to reach my goal. I told him the amount and immediately you could almost see his mind going to work; "so that's 20 people giving $100 dollars, basically" he said. Then he added what I knew to be one of his favorite words in the english dictionary- Possible.

So the last word that I recall Pastor Claude Williams, the man who I cherished, my hero of 41 years saying to me was "possible". I share this because despite the way we feel at this very moment, the hurt, despair, confusion, sense of loss, it is possible to recover. It is possible to continue on in the strength of the Lord. And it's possible to achieve your dreams, even if they seem delayed. To have someone believe in you and believe in your dream(s) is sometimes all you can ask for.

Pastor Claude led a very impactful life. If I can have half of the influence on someone that he had on me then I'm more than ok with that. I hope this blesses someone today and remember that whatever you want in life it's possible