Let the memory of Dwight be with us forever
  • 65 years old
  • Born on August 7, 1952 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
  • Passed away on August 6, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

Public Viewing: Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 12:00pm at Green Liberty Baptist Church located at 121 5th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205.

Funeral Service: Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1:00pm at Green Liberty Baptist Church located at 121 5th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205.

On August 7, 1952, Dwight Nathaniel Williams was born to Sarah Ellis and James Williams.  Dwight, affectionately known by his siblings as Bayyah or Big Dawg, was the fourth of five children. 

Dwight accepted Christ as a young man and attended 54th Street Church of God, then later became a member of Green Liberty Baptist Church under the late Reverend Wilbert Mosley.

He matriculated through the Fairfield City School System, where he graduated from Fairfield High School in 1970.  After graduation, he attended Lawson State Community College, where he displayed his athletic ability as a star on the basketball team.  Once he earned his Associate Degree in Biology from Lawson, he went on to Maryville College in Maryville, TN to further his basketball career and work towards a more advanced degree.  However, he didn’t stay there long.  By that time, he had met Linda Bennett and had been bitten by the love bug. 

Dwight and Linda were married in August 1975 and from their union, they were blessed with one daughter, Charmaine Nicole.

Dwight was a man of many occupational hats.  He sold insurance, cars, clothes; you name it.  He definitely had the gift of gab.  He could sell just about anything.  Once the sales life became mundane, he switched over to the service industry.  He found a new love of cooking and developed some amazing culinary skills.  He also became a master mixologist and would love to showcase his bartending skills.  Dwight remained in the service industry until last year, just before his 65th birthday.

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, Sarah Ellis and James Williams; nephew, David Britton; and his oldest sister, Portia Britton.

On Monday, August 6, 2018, God called him to his heavenly home.  Although we are heartbroken about our unexpected loss, we rejoice in the times we shared with such a kind, loving and calm spirit. 

Dwight has gained his wings, but his sweet memory will forever be cherished by his “Baby Girl”, Charmaine N. Ward; PaPa’s grand babies, Tamia L. Ward and Torrey N. Ward; brothers, Marvin Williams and William Williams; sister, Shirley A. Williams-Scott; loving friend, June Fountain; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Professional Services provided by W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory, Birmingham, Alabama. 

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