ForeverMissed
This memorial site was created to honour Percy Othneal Williams born on June 14, 1943 and passed away on May 3, 2020. 

 A beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, Uncle, Father-in-law, Brother-in-law and cherished friend. Mr. Williams was a quiet and Godly man, but a very memorable man who loved his Lord and his family.

He was the husband to Sally C. L. Williams (nee Lightbourne/Clare) for 56 years and father to six beautiful daughters: Sonia, Mauricia, Denise, Marsha, Patricia and Monique; and one son Ron.  He was a grandfather to fifteen grandchildren and great-grandfather to five.

He was a great man, whose presence was felt and enjoyed by many and whose presence most certainly will be missed.

"Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we'll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey."

Posted by Williams Family on May 23, 2020
Missing my Grandpy really heavy today there are never words to express how you truly feel, if my grandfather had died peaceful I probably would have said thy will be done while still being hurt but the fact that your innocent life was taken, is the part I truly don’t understand and will probably never understand why. God always gives the toughest battles to his strongest soldiers and believe me if it wasn’t for the praying family that we are we would’ve taken this much harder. I was afraid to tell this to anyone but I feel now is the right time to say it. On May 3,2020 the night this tragedy happened I had a hard time going to sleep, but once I finally got to rest I saw my grandfather and he showed me a picture of my Grammy and his 7 children and in his most famous phrase he said “ I’m alright I’m ok just take care of them “ hearing those words put some kind of peace in my heart. Grandpy I know that you are up there in Heaven watching over us because I feel your presence everyday, I love you so much and wish I could just hug and kiss you one more time. Continue to take your rest Grandpy thank you for becoming like my second dad because your house was basically my second home, thank you for the many lessons you have taught me I will forever be grateful for everything you have done for our family. Once again I love you and continue to take your peaceful rest, I hope I continue to make you proud.
Love always, Yancy
Posted by Beverly Conn on May 20, 2020
I met this Giant of a man for the first time in 1968. He was my mother's nephew but we called him Uncle Percy. My brother Albury Rigby and Uncle Percy were cousins and best friends.In Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. They were also neighbors. We all attended the COGOP in Pine Dale. I rembered my brother, Uncle Percy and others forming a Gospel singing group where they practiced in my brother's Living Room. I remembered them playing in the Bahamas Brass Band. My last time seeing Uncle Percy was August 2019 at our Williams Family Reunion in Provo. What a time we experienced. My last conversation with him was in March of this year. You see, he was the kind of person who was always checking on his relatives near and far. He didn't hold long conversations, but you felt his love. To Aunty Sally, and the rest of the family. Please know that we are hurting along with you all. May God continue to give you strength to go through this trying time. I love you all. My husband and children extend our sincere condolences. Rest in Paradise Uncle Percy. Until we meet again. We will always love you.
Posted by Kay Stubbs on May 19, 2020
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Isaiah 40:29

Sincere condolences to Ms. Sally and the rest of the Williams family especially Sonia and family, Monique and family, Nadidja, Samniko and Alique.

Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Management and Staff of PTV
Posted by Janet Forbes on May 19, 2020
Heart breaking and lost for words. A giant of a man, with a quaint smile , caring and a kind heart. You’re were indeed a gentleman and there was never a time that we met and he didn’t ask for my Mom his cousin Shirley whom she adored and held high. I salute and Thank you Sir Percy. Gone to soon. May His Soul Rest In Peace.

Deepest sympathy to Sis. Sally, the children and Grandchildren, Bro. Chris and the entire family.

Norman and Janet Forbes & Family.
Posted by Brendalyn Neilly on May 18, 2020
God is our refuge and strength,A very present help in trouble.

Percy Williams,i was blessed to have met this wonderful man of God, his beautiful wife and family some seven yrs ago.They welcomed me into their home with open arms and love .I felt right at home that weekend.The meals were so delicious!! I remember brother Percy saying to sister Sally that he did not want to fry the fish outside ,on the fire wood because I might  want to eat it. Not knowing i heard i walked into the kitchen and laughed. I then said go right ahead and fry your fish out side, I grew up cooking on fire wood. I fell in love with the Williams family from that day to now .I visited them two more times after that and they always showed love and kindness . Mr Williams was such a loving ,kind and humble man of God. I remember last year Marsha was in the Bahamas, we were at a church service she saw me came and give a big hug. I was so happy to see her,now days people will see you and pretended they that not see you but not the Williams . I thank God to have met brother Percy he was like father to me. I want to say to the family i am praying for you all. 
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
      Love you Brother Percy .

Until we meet a gain. 

From : Brendalyn Neilly and Family.
Posted by Josephine James on May 16, 2020
I am so lost for words as I always admire the life of Bro. Percy and Sis. Sally Williams life. Sis. Sally could attest that I always tell her that she is my role model. Thanking God for his life a man of value, good standing, a child of God and so much more. He surely will be missed by the Church of God of Prophecy in the Turks & Caicos Islands. On behalf of my family we pray that God will strengthen and bring comfort to Sis. Sally, the children and the rest of the family. May the legacy he left behind be cherished along with all the memories.  RIP. Our dear Brother.
Posted by Tabitha Handfield on May 15, 2020
Heartbreaking.... Lost for words...May his soul Rest In Peace and wake in glory...Gone to soon. 
Posted by Nekida Bain on May 15, 2020
I meet uncle Percy for the first time in 2016 he was humble and peaceful may he rest in peace
Posted by Jacqueline Lightbourne on May 15, 2020
I consider Mr. PERCY as A MAN AND A HALF A HUMBLE,QUIET,CALM,SOUL. when I came to Provo 30 years ago I was introduced to Mr Percy by his brother now deceased Pastor James Williams I used to Rent His Apartment on Top of the hill so Pastor James made sure I met all of the family. Over the years when I attend COGOP Convention I will always admire how Mr Percy and Mrs Sally will be in Church Dress from Head to toe if Mrs Sally wearing Red, Mr Percy had to have on his Red shirt n tie to Match Mrs Sally outfit.
Sometimes he will not listen and want to dress his way and wont obey the dress code of the day given by Mrs Sally. But you will still see him with his Big Bible in his hands walking on the side of Mrs Sally that I will missed when I visit COGOP. It is so sad to see what our Communities has become over the years. I know it's hard and so sad for the Family but rest assure GOD WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF ALL OF YOU'LL. Have my SYMPATHY RIP MR PERCY
Posted by Williams Family on May 15, 2020
I have been having a hard time expressing what I really feel during this time. Of course no one's really asking or expecting me to, but I want to anyway. I want to tell the world about how great my grandfather was. How willing and able he was to do almost any task he set his mind towards. There was nothing that he could not do. No problem he could not solve and although he was not a man of many words, he always knew just what to say and all I ever wanted was his approval. I wanted him to know how much I appreciated him and all that he did. I wanted him to know that I would be there to have his back to lift him up if he ever needed me to. I wanted him to know that I was proud to call him 'Grandaddy'. I admired his work ethic, his courage and bravery and most of all his calm and collected disposition.

Once I asked him how he maintained such an active state of being as a man in his seventies. He had back problems every-now and then but, he did not let that stop him from: waking up at five am before the rooster got the chance to wake him up, eating breakfast, having some alone time with God in his favorite place to sit; the ever elusive front porch, who's windy atmosphere was juxtaposed with the humidity of the inner sanctums of the house that I dubbed 'The Safe Place'. As a response to my question in all of his candor he responded, "Well.. There aint much too it . Just getting up early instead of laying about all day".This, if you did not realise it as yet was a subtle jab at his loving grand kids who tend to have different sleep patterns than he did. He continued, "Mostly I just stay active... going out looking after the field... you know, keeping busy". I believe that my Grandfather would not change a thing about this seemingly simple existence. He loved keeping himself busy until midday, when he was sure to return barefooted standing in the front of the back door. Meeting my grand mother at the stove preparing dinner. He'd ask what was on the menu and he'd go and freshen up before sitting at the table with me, my sister and any other relative there that day. He'd always have his head in a newspaper at dinner time even when technology was at it's peak. Often he'd break his silence when me or my sister asked a question or when he wanted to know how our days went. Soon enough, our Grammy would come over with dishes piled with local delicacies, like Conch, grits or just your average everyday chicken. The sun saturated the eating area which is not to be confused with my grandmother's lavish and meticulously planned out dining room. In fact there was so much sun that you could see the steam rising from the bowls or plates. Then we'd dig in.

Grandaddy and Grammy had an interesting relationship. I recall him giving a bit of critique to Grammy's food, "I... think you put... a lil too much salt Sally" and my grandma would rightfully defend her meal that she rarely tasted beforehand as she had already mastered everything. Personally, I thought the food was perfect every time but who was I to get involved in that conversation (I name 'child' as the old folk say. I remember him saying to Grammy 'That's alright, that's alright" and "All I was saying was..." when ever he noticed her getting worked up even in the slightest. I suppose that was his way of backing down, taking back his words or admitting it wasn't a big deal. After all Grammy was the light of his life, the apple of his eye and his soul mate. They did everything together and had a bond that reminded me of my own parents so I definitely felt a sense of familiarity whenever I was by their house.

After dinner he'd disappear again although we all knew where he was, either in the backyard or on the porch, but very often going through his phone. Not sure what he was doing, perhaps scrolling through the bible app or using Facebook to keep up with politics or close/ distant relatives. Every evening it was the same unless something was on. He'd sneak off to bed and wasn't really the type to say "Goodnight" to everyone at around seven-ish or eight-ish which might have still been too late for him. Then the cycle would repeat itself.

While everyday for him was different there were certain aspects of his character that remained the same. The way he'd always give a nervous laugh at my jokes no matter if he really found them funny or not, the way he'd ask "what you looking at" (jokingly) if he caught me staring at him and how him and my grandma were insistent on getting to give my sister and I a hug every time they saw us before our time was winding down and we'd have to return to the UK . We ended up saying our good byes twice and every time he was not afraid to tell us he loved us. That in itself was enough to know, that even with my family that consists of 30 plus people we were seen, we were heard and we were loved. I always knew that one day we'd have to let him go but never would I have imagined that it would end like this. A giant of a man stolen from the ones he truly loved.We loved him but God loved him best.

- Alique Harvey
Grandson
Posted by Mary Simms on May 14, 2020
Just truly saddened by the news. Mr. Williams was always a humble man with a kind spirit. Remembering back in the 1970's or 80's when they migrated back to Turks and Caicos and i was saddened by the relocating of my friends, Marsha (classmate)  Denise and Nadine. Then i moved here 5 years ago, and first united with him he came over and re-introduced himself, having good conversations of the old days every time we met at church functions. My sincerest condolences to the family, as we mourn the passing of our beloved.
Posted by Lee Davis on May 13, 2020
May the God of ALL comfort sustain the family during this difficult time. Having met Mr. Percy at the wedding of his daughter, my dear friend Sonia, his kindness and sense of humour made a lasting impact. One in which even in her grief, Sonia reminded me of recently. A memory that will forever bring a smile. Rest in eternal peace Sir!
Posted by Catherine Handfield on May 13, 2020
WOW!!!!!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT HE IS GONE!!!!
Brother Percy, I miss you.
Brother Percy, my a Father figure, Friend, talk to, give good advice, always smiling; a student in my adult Sunday School Class, the first student to arrive to Sunday School; worked long and hard in his Family, in the Church, on his job, in the community.
He is a giant of a man/Father in The Turks and Caicos Island, and Bahamas.
Pastor Rev. Sally, the Lord give us strength to move forward........Sonia+Samuel+Sam+Niko+Adam+-Mauirica-MacDonald-Niclair+-Diga-Donval+, Denise+-Patrica+Joseph+-Ron+
Brother Percy..... I am missing you.
Posted by Catherine Handfield on May 13, 2020
WOW!!!! I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT HE IS GONE!!!!!!
I am missing you, brother Percy.
My brother, Father, talk to, adviser, a "don't worry", "I got you", big smile, someone who is always there when I was the adult Sunday School Teacher, (my student), first student to come to Sunday School, always at Church; a hard worker in the Family, in the Church, on his job; a Family planter and protector of his Family.
A giant in the community, in the Turks and Caicos Island and the Bahamas.
May the Lord give us strength to move forward....Sister Sally, Sonia-Samuel-Sam-Nilo-Adam, Denise+Family, Marisa-McDonald-Niclair+-Diga-Donval+, Patrica-Joe-+, Ron+
I miss you, brother Percy. 
Posted by Murice Francis on May 12, 2020
God is a God of comfort of peace in every circumstances no matter what your situation God is always there and I just want to encourage the Williams family that God is in control I know it's hard, I think the artist part of losing someone isn't even to say goodbye, but rather learning to live without them. Always trying to fill out the void, the emptiness cotton left inside your heart when they go I just want to encourage all the family at this time you will surely be missed the greatest thing I know that I found a resting place in God, may God continue to encourage you be encouraged the Williams family at this time God is with you God bless you all
Posted by Corena Walkin on May 12, 2020
Sis Sally.
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time.
Please accept my sincerest ondolences.

Posted by Rev Julia Williams on May 12, 2020
A precious limb has fallen from the family tree. Remember the best times, the laughter the joy you experienced with your loved one. Continue to trust in God who is your refuge and strength. He will sustain you during the time and beuond. Sincere condolences to Reverend Sally Williams, all the children and the entire family. Rest in Peace Mr Percy.
Posted by Williams Family on May 12, 2020
An Ode to Percy Williams!!
Percy, remember...
when we first met back in 1978? You being one of two bulldozer
drivers for the 49er Ltd., which later became Cove
Construction. I had just arrived on Provo with big ideas and little
money. Times were challenging for both of us, but by the Grace
of God we survived.
Percy, remember... ?
how many times we had to postpone bulldozer work at the
construction side because of breakdowns of the equipment. You
were always there for me to calm me down with the promise that
tomorrow will be better than today. You were the one who
constantly encouraged me to go forward with "the project". T
never forgot your words.
Percy, remember..... .
when years later, every time you graded the road to South Dock,
you automatically continued to grade up to my property. It was
not "your job", but you did it anyway. Why?...because you
cared.
And now, Percy, you are no longer with us, brutally shot by
unknown assailants who had no regards to human life or values.
May you rest in peace with the knowledge that indeed you
were respected and loved by many. But, Percy, you knew that all
along, didn't you!
Good Bye, my friend!
Armin
Posted by Vonita Cleare on May 12, 2020
I, like the others knew Bro Williams for almost all my life a distinguished quiet gentleman. His untimely death came as a shock my condolences to the family. Cherish the memories know that he is with his saviour. Know that you are in my prayers and thoughts
May his soul rest in peace
Posted by Alvin Harvey on May 12, 2020
There are times when you will come up against something that will make you feel as though the whole world had stopped and the things you thought were important not to be as important as they seemed anymore.

This time came for me at three 3am on Sunday morning on the 3rd of May when my wife Monique L. Williams-Harvey and I were awaken by a phone call from her brother Ron informing her that their Father had been shot during a terrorizing robbery at their home.

It seemed in that moment that the world had stopped and that the foundations of a great family had been shattered and had fallen apart.

All of a sudden the fear of contracting Covid- 19 had been swollowed in the reality that no matter how we tried to protect our elderly loved one from the dreaded disease by not visiting his home these pass weeks, that his untimely death would come through heartless bullets form a robbers gun.

This hurts so deeply that words cannot explain. I had work alongside my Father in law for over twenty years at Cove Construction. He was the Manager but he was also my teacher and mentor in the heavy equipment business.

In the years I worked with him he was know for puntuality, excellence in service and honesty. There is not anyone out there who can say that Brother Percy treated them unfairly or cheated them out of anything.

He was always one to help others through his work and always made sure that the Heavy Equipment Operators at Cove Construction gave a fair days work to their customers.

I am going to greatly miss this great man who was always a strong silent presence at family gatherings and who was always most pleased to see his family together.

You see, having had the opportunity to work with and to be mentored by Brother Percy I got to know him quite well through the years, and could tell how he was feeling just by the look on his face.

I can truly say that Brother Percy was most pleased when his family came together for family dinner and these gatherings were so frequent, especially in recent times, that Brother Percy was heard to say, " It is a good thing you all don't drink!"lol.

While we miss him, there is not a family member who said of him, " I wish I had more time with him or that there was something that was left unsaid or undone!

Brother Percy said it all and did it all for his family.

Please continue to keep our family in prayer.

Sleep on Brother Percy and take your rest, we all love you but God loves you best!
Posted by Pastor Carol Skippings on May 12, 2020
May the sorrow you feel in your heart, lighten by the love that surrounds you.
We are thinking and praying for the family during these difficult times.
On behalf of the downtown church, my family. Our sincere condolences
May the good lord grant you strength to carry on
Posted by Sylvia Grant on May 12, 2020
Rest in peace my dear cousin. See you at the meeting in the air
Posted by Calvin Stone on May 12, 2020
Here in the UK we also grieve the loss of Uncle Percy, a Godly gentleman and gentle-man. My sincere condolences Sister Sally and family; you remain in our hearts: our prayers are for God's Grace and Comfort to be multiplied unto you. Uncle Percy - Rest in God's Eternal Peace. Calvin and Jennifer Stone
Posted by Ceta Campbell on May 12, 2020
Jesus keeps me near the cross there's a precious fountain...free to all a healing stream flows from Calvary's mountain.....
In the cross..in the cross be my glory ever...till my raptured soul shall find rest... beyond the river..
Sincere condolences to a very precious lady Reverend Sally Williams and the girls and my dearest Ron....children grandchildren and great grands.
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal....Rest in heavenly peace Brother Percy Williams.....
Posted by Manfred Smith on May 12, 2020
I have known Mr. Percy Williams and most of his family for more than 3 decades, they are all people of impeccable character.
Mr. Williams represented the ‘then & now’ of Provo being a pioneer and having played such a key role in the early development of this island, if that is not very passionate love for this country than the ocean is dry.
It is so sad that he has left us, rest in eternal peace Mr. Williams.
To Sonia & Sam and Mr. Percy’s entire family please have our heartfelt condolences.
God’s grace is sufficient!

Manfred & Daphne Smith & Fam.
Posted by Karen Higgs on May 12, 2020
This is a hard one, our heart felt condolences and sincere prayers will continue for the family.
God will take care of you Sister Sally
Rest in the arms of your Lord Bro. Percy
Posted by Eddinton Powell on May 12, 2020
To quote from President Obama's eulogy at Mother Emanuel's Church: "What a good man. Sometimes I think that's the best thing to hope for when you're eulogized -- after all the words and recitations and resumes are read, to just say someone was a good man." Mr. Percy was a Good Man. It was my honour to know, but all too briefly. The world is a lesser place without him, but he made it a better place. He shall forever remain in our hearts. May the peace of God be with the entire family. 
-Eddinton Powell
Posted by Nancy Hamilton on May 12, 2020
O yes He cares, I know He cares. I know my Saviour cares. Words fail me to say how deeply saddened I am at the loss of such a dear beloved husband, father grandfather, brother, uncle, friend Bro Percy Williams, whom I knew and loved.
My sympathy and prayers to Rev. Sally Williams and the entire family.  God cares and He will bring you through.
Posted by Jeneth Capron on May 12, 2020
Father God comfort the family in this time of sorrow,give them the strength to face each day going forward, it is my prayer for Gods mercies to sustain and keep you all in this time.

Rest in Peace
Brother Percy
Posted by Eva Swann on May 12, 2020
I am loss for words....my heartfelt condolences to my longest friend Sonia sister Sally and all the children grandchildren and great grands.....it is like a dream.....how I would like to be there like Sonia is always there for me.....I am praying for yall and sending virtual hugs and kisses
Posted by Dorothy Chambers on May 12, 2020
As I look at this, I am crying. You have such a positive influence in my life. Each time i achieved something, I see you among my Turks family, saying "Well Done MD, you are going to be such an outstanding youngman ". I have never let go of how much love and care you showed me. RIP my dear church uncle. From Michael-David
Posted by Adina Hall on May 12, 2020
When peace like a river attended my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul...
To the Williams family, I am am broken by the sudden passing of
Brother Percy.
It is my prayer that the mercies of God sustain and keep all of you in perfect peace.
May his life’s work be a testimony for us all.
Rest In Peace Brother Percy
Eunece S.A.Morris
Posted by Dorothy Chambers on May 12, 2020
Dear LORD please give YOUR Peace to still love and forgive, when our hearts hurt so much for our loved brother. LORD take care of my dear Sister Sally, the children, and all his friends.

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Posted by Williams Family on May 23, 2020
Missing my Grandpy really heavy today there are never words to express how you truly feel, if my grandfather had died peaceful I probably would have said thy will be done while still being hurt but the fact that your innocent life was taken, is the part I truly don’t understand and will probably never understand why. God always gives the toughest battles to his strongest soldiers and believe me if it wasn’t for the praying family that we are we would’ve taken this much harder. I was afraid to tell this to anyone but I feel now is the right time to say it. On May 3,2020 the night this tragedy happened I had a hard time going to sleep, but once I finally got to rest I saw my grandfather and he showed me a picture of my Grammy and his 7 children and in his most famous phrase he said “ I’m alright I’m ok just take care of them “ hearing those words put some kind of peace in my heart. Grandpy I know that you are up there in Heaven watching over us because I feel your presence everyday, I love you so much and wish I could just hug and kiss you one more time. Continue to take your rest Grandpy thank you for becoming like my second dad because your house was basically my second home, thank you for the many lessons you have taught me I will forever be grateful for everything you have done for our family. Once again I love you and continue to take your peaceful rest, I hope I continue to make you proud.
Love always, Yancy
Posted by Beverly Conn on May 20, 2020
I met this Giant of a man for the first time in 1968. He was my mother's nephew but we called him Uncle Percy. My brother Albury Rigby and Uncle Percy were cousins and best friends.In Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. They were also neighbors. We all attended the COGOP in Pine Dale. I rembered my brother, Uncle Percy and others forming a Gospel singing group where they practiced in my brother's Living Room. I remembered them playing in the Bahamas Brass Band. My last time seeing Uncle Percy was August 2019 at our Williams Family Reunion in Provo. What a time we experienced. My last conversation with him was in March of this year. You see, he was the kind of person who was always checking on his relatives near and far. He didn't hold long conversations, but you felt his love. To Aunty Sally, and the rest of the family. Please know that we are hurting along with you all. May God continue to give you strength to go through this trying time. I love you all. My husband and children extend our sincere condolences. Rest in Paradise Uncle Percy. Until we meet again. We will always love you.
Posted by Kay Stubbs on May 19, 2020
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Isaiah 40:29

Sincere condolences to Ms. Sally and the rest of the Williams family especially Sonia and family, Monique and family, Nadidja, Samniko and Alique.

Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Management and Staff of PTV
his Life

"His Love for God"

Percy loved the Lord his God with all his heart, with all his soul, with all his mind and with all his strength.

A faithful steward is how one would describe Percy. He loved God, and took great care in everything the Lord had placed in his hands. He believed in excellence and hard work. Percy helped his brother James build and support the Church of God of Prophecy in Blue Hills during his lifetime and was a member of the church from the very early days of its establishment.

In his lifetime he made sure that faith and church was an important and integral part of the upbringing of his children. He not only taught them the WORD of God, but he also showed them how to live by the WORD as well.Everything Percy did demonstrated his obedience to his Saviour, his love for Christ and his commitment to serving Him wholeheartedly.

Percy always led his family into morning devotions before church on Sundays – every Sunday. If you happened to spend the weekend there, you would remember him making rounds on a Sunday morning, knocking on the doors of all those who were still asleep to make sure that every person in the house was awake and participated in the morning devotion.

Percy served in his local church as usher, prayer band leader and more recently held a position on the building and finance committee. He was a spiritual mentor for many young men within the church and was an encourager to many, spreading the WORD of God to those who confided in him. Percy was a very faithful and a willing servant. He served diligently in church and throughout his life. He was loved by his church family and indeed he will be greatly missed.

"His Love for Construction"

Percy began his life in construction in Abaco, Bahamas as a young man in his twenties beginning as a surveyor's apprentice. Then by accident, began his career as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Never actually having been taught, he developed his skills by observing his boss in action and continued this work until he retired. After exhausting all work opportunities in Abaco, he moved to Freeport, and worked for various companies where he can be accredited with digging most of the waterways and canals and helping to construct one of the first bridges in Freeport. He can also be accredited with helping to clear most of the early highways in Freeport and clearing land for development. 

He moved from Freeport back to his home TCI in the 1970's where he continued his work constructing the major highways, clearing waterways and canals and clearing land for businesses and private homes. In the early days he worked for Captain Brown, then joined 49 Ltd. which then became Cove Construction/Provident Ltd.. At Cove Construction he started out as a Heavy Equipment Operator and retired as the General Manager for that department. 

He prided himself with hiring young men who presented themselves ready to do the job and was happy to pass on his skills and knowledge in this field. He took pride in the knowledge that as long as it was heavy equipment machine, he could move and operate it! His greatest pride in doing his job came when he could clear land for any Turks Islander to build a home or a business. 

"His Love for Music"

During Percy's days as a committed Bahama Brass Band member, you could hear him around his home singing his songs in notes and with four part harmony; as he was taught by his then band director, Brother J.D.Capron. He played the trumpet with excellence and could be seen on a weekly basis cleaning and maintaining his trumpet; this bought him a sense of joy.

After returning to the Turks and Caicos Islands he along with Brother Hoplyn Parker, they formed The Church of God of Prophecy T.C.I Brass Band and began to pass on their skills to anyone who was interested. After retiring from the band he continued to support and advance the band's initiatives in every way.

Percy enjoyed listening and tapping along in rhythm to the band's recordings and songs. 
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Shared by Michelle Robinson on May 19, 2020
I have known Brother/ Uncle Percy for over 45years.....When I moved to Provo he welcome me and my kids into his home and he was there when I needed him.
A memory that stands out more than any..is when I moved in to my home, I called and ask him and Sister Sally to come pray over the dwelling and us. Sister Sally prayed and he did what I know my daddy who has passed on would have done. He walked the property, check the doors, windows etc....He inspected the home to ensure that all was well....than he said 'Michelle tell them to fix this.....'. That action touch my heart he made me feel like I was one of his daughters ( yes Sonia). A man of Godly statue in the lives of many will be missed.

Last Conversation with Mr Percy.

Shared by Jacqueline Lightbourne on May 15, 2020
It was a Sad Saturday as the late SPOOKY was laid to rest a few months ago.  I was driving from the Abundant Life Church parking lot when I noticed Mr Percy was sitting in his Truck alone, now that's not the Norm, so I stopped put my glass down and ask him where was Pastor Sally?  he replied shes coming I said to him, right now you wasnt ruleing with the dressing you out early, and not with her on your side. He laugh and said I got your message and we both laugh I said I soon come to talk to you he said I'm waiting on you, when you come, you better come straight, because you know, who I am.  I said oh yes, I know you're a die hard PDM.  but only 1 vote i need from you. Remember we are all WILLIAMS he said I know just come and you better come straight. we both laugh and I drive off not knowing that would of been the last time I talk with one of Provo's  Giant of a Men Mr Percy. so sad the way your life was taken from all of us . TCI WE HAVE TO DEMAND MORE. SIP MR PERCY. I WILL MISSED YOU. 

Brother Percy

Shared by Sonia Grant on May 12, 2020
Brother Percy was like my TCI dad. We attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Blue Hills, Providenciales, TCI. 

My fondest memories of Brother Percy is of him building the prop for the New Years Day  Parade, assisting with the torch and the rails for the church's 50th anniversary float. Brother Percy brought his generator, extension cords and even climbed up on the flatbed to help install the lights for us. I was like where you going Brother Percy... he said you think I can't get up there eh Sister Sonia? Watch me! Lol!

Brother Percy was also my plant partner. We exchanged some native cucumbers and he gave me my  favorite native palms. He was trying to give me a tree I didn't want and I flat out refused it. He said "Take It" Brother Chris and Brother Jackson were there and were like "do what he says". Reluctantly I took the tree, placed it in a bucket of water from January to now. I finally planted the tree in a pot and named it Percy because it was still there quietly waiting on me. Wow. .

Brother Percy, you didn't say much but you positively impacted my life. We never got together to finish our Ole Talk ....but I was happy that you told me some facts about my dad,  The General, I never knew.
  
You will be missed. I know you use to squint when I sang off tune in church.... who will I sit behind now? 

Rest In Peace.  You did well. God Bless. We are here for Sister Sally and the family and will keep them in prayer and in our ❤.

Sister Sonia S. Grant and Ashad L. G. Bain