LELAND — Funeral services for Carl Williams, 59, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at New Zion Baptist Church, Leland. He died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Merritt Systems Hospital, Jackson. Burial will follow at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.
Carl was born July 13, 1960, in Leland, to Hazel Williams and the late Ira Jackson II.
He confessed his belief in Christ at an early age and united with Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Rev. E. L. Young. He later joined New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a faithful member until his death.
He received a formal education in the Leland Public School System and graduated in 1978 from Leland High School.
He was employed at Jubilee Casino for a number of years, where he retired in 2014. During his retirement, he served as Alderman for the City of Leland. In 2013, he entered into holy matrimony with Eloise Chillis.
It was the Lord’s call that he answered on Aug. 27, 2019, in Merit Health Center, Jackson.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Eloise Williams, of Leland; his mother, Hazel Williams, of Greenville; his children, Larissa Wright, of Olive Branch, Shamonique Wright, of Southaven, Carlos Walker Sr., of Corpus Christi, Texas, Tiffany Frazier, of Itta Bena, and Tiwana Frazier, of West Memphis, Arkansas; five brothers, Lamar (Mary) Williams, of Arlington, Texas, Charlie (Colette) Williams, of Covington, Georgia, Ira Jackson III, of Arizona, and Terry Jackson and Michael Jackson, both of Illinois; nine sisters, Carolyn Hammond, of Leland, Joyce Williams, of Tupelo, Yolanda Griggs, of Greenville, Sandra (Harold) Scott, Diane (Arthur) Richardson, Tanya (Anthony) White and Alicia Jackson, all of Illinois, and Peggy Jackson, Linda (Anthony) Ellis, both of Iowa; four uncles, Vent Watson, John Watson and Alex Watson, all of Greenville, and Robert Watson, of Kansas, Missouri; two aunts, Velma Ray and Lizzie Watson, both of Leland; one great-aunt, Minnie B. Young, of Strike City; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends