ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Randolph Williams, 81 years old, born on May 31, 1937, and passed away on April 27, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Carrie Weaver on May 31, 2021
I can hardly believe it’s been 2 yrs. But I know you are looking down on Martha and the rest of the family and you are pleased at how well they all are and especially Martha. But you always knew how strong in her faith she was and what a wonderful support system she has in her MARY Kay family. So Rest In Peace. You’ve left so much love it will last a lifetime. God bless your Spirit, my friend.
Posted by Karen Bertha on May 31, 2021
Gone but NEVER Forgotten and ALWAYS Loved!

Happy Heavenly Birthday Uncle!
Posted by Lydia Walker on April 27, 2021
Two years already? It still seems unbelievable to me. I sure do miss you Uncle!
Posted by Lydia Walker on April 27, 2020
Love you forever Uncle Randolph!
Posted by Lydia Walker on April 27, 2020
It's hard to believe that it's been a year ago today that Uncle Randolph left us, and continued on his journey. We sure do miss him! I can't help but remember all the good times we had as a family, all the lessons he taught us and how much we enjoyed being together! I am so thankful to have those wonderful memories, and Uncle will always hold a special place in my heart!
Posted by Dee Simon on May 31, 2019
Our hearts are sad for the loss of our dear friend, Randolph. We pray for Martha, Randy, Lisa, Sierra and the entire family that the many wonderful memories you shared throughout his life will sustain you as mourn his passing and celebrate the time you had together. We will miss his beautiful voice and his political discussions.
Posted by Carrie Weaver on May 31, 2019
Randy, this Birthday you are spending with the Good Lord. Know that you are loved and are being prayed for, that you are peacefully resting in His arms. We are keeping your family in prayer and of course the Mary Kay Family will take good care of Martha. Rest In Peace.
Posted by John Kramer on May 6, 2019
Randolph would drop in and join the Winchester Unitarian Society choir from time to time when he was visiting his family, and would often sing solos for us. What a voice! And what a pleasure to accompany as a pianist. I will remember fondly his generosity in gifting us with his music and his presence. His visits were little treasures that I always looked forward to.
Posted by Kathleen Lang on May 6, 2019
Randolph sang with us only a short while at First Parish Wayland. I certainly remember his openness with us, his wonderful bass voice, his engaging manner. We will miss him.
Posted by James Kitendaugh on May 6, 2019
Randolph was a wonderful presence in the First Parish choir. Of course he had a wonderful voice, but more importantly, his musicianship and his character were both wonderful additions to our group. As others have suggested, he was with us for only a brief time, but his impact was far greater than the length of his tenure. We miss him and send our deepest sympathies to his family.
Posted by Ann Gordon on May 6, 2019
We were so delighted when Randolph began coming to First Parish in Wayland to sing with us. Our choir sounded better when he sang with us, and we enjoyed having him up in the loft. We were so sorry he moved away, and now we are greatly saddened by his death. I'm grateful I got to meet him and hear his beautiful deep voice. I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Posted by Jane Williamson on May 6, 2019
I send my condolences to Randolph's family. Randolph made a big impression on our church choir with his big voice. At First Parish in Wayland, we loved his amazing bass voice! I had the pleasure of singing a short duet with him one Sunday, and he raised the bar so that I sang my best to try to match his level. Thank you for sharing him with us. We will miss him.
Posted by Winston Foreman on May 5, 2019
I have never had a better friend in 15 years we worked together on many projects him always treating me like family l know I lost my brother we had plans this summer to start more projects this year.But God has other plans my prayers are with Martha,Randolph, Lisa,Sierra and the rest of the Williams family
Posted by Martha Olds on May 3, 2019
My deepest, heartfelt, sympathy to Randy's family. I was stunned to hear of his passing. I met Randy in the 1950's at Bridgton Academy. He was a wonderful friend then, and remained so in recent years. How I enjoyed his calls and our political discussions. We updated each other on our lives. I could hear in his voice how much he loved his family. To know Randy was to love him. Oh, how he will be missed! Thank you, Lisa, for letting me know.
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Posted by Carrie Weaver on May 2, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Martha you always have supported me and been a dear friend. Please know that I’m lifting you up in prayer as you did for me. Love you dearly. I’m so glad you’ve got your family with you. If there is anything I can do for you please call or text me. Sometimes just talking with someone who has been there can help. God bless and keep all of you. Your Roomie.

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Posted by Carrie Weaver on May 31, 2021
I can hardly believe it’s been 2 yrs. But I know you are looking down on Martha and the rest of the family and you are pleased at how well they all are and especially Martha. But you always knew how strong in her faith she was and what a wonderful support system she has in her MARY Kay family. So Rest In Peace. You’ve left so much love it will last a lifetime. God bless your Spirit, my friend.
Posted by Karen Bertha on May 31, 2021
Gone but NEVER Forgotten and ALWAYS Loved!

Happy Heavenly Birthday Uncle!
Posted by Lydia Walker on April 27, 2021
Two years already? It still seems unbelievable to me. I sure do miss you Uncle!
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The Amazing Life of Randolph Williams

Randolph Williams, age 81, died peacefully at his home with his family at his side Saturday, April 27, 2019.  He leaves his wife of fifty years, Martha A. (Austin) Williams, son Randolph Thomas Williams III, granddaughter Sierra Williams, grandson Stephaun Nelson, and sister Adell Bertha. Randolph had a daughter who predeceased him, Janice Nelson Williams.

Randolph was born May 31, 1937 in Miami, FL to the late Randolph Williams and Caroline (Roach) Williams. He was among the first black attendees of Boston Latin School. He later went to Boston University, Tufts University, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) studying accounting and music. While at UIUC, Randolph was mentored by William Warfield and he leveraged those teachings to sing professionally for decades.

Upon graduation, Randolph taught at UIUC and North Carolina A&T State University and worked at Peter Brigham and Arthur Andersen. He then pursued his entrepreneurial dreams in a variety of businesses.

He was a social justice activist and participated in numerous causes across the country. The youngest of 10 children, Randolph was strongly committed to his family and family history throughout his life.

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Shared by Randolph Williams on December 29, 2020
40th Anniversary Commitment Program Guide 

Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity member

Shared by Randolph Williams on May 5, 2019

During his freshman year, dad pledged into a fraternity. Didn't know that they published such activities in newspapers back then.

Pacifist dad punched a Nazi

Shared by Randolph Williams on May 5, 2019

In 1961, George Lincoln Rockwell, then the leader of the American Nazi Party came to Boston to protest against the film Exodus.  My father, was one of the student protesters and couldn't help but punch the "leader" as he passed. 

In the end the Nazis were taken away by the police for their own safety. Representative Julius Ansel declared "We have won a victory for decency and freedom."  I agree!