Lawrence Williams, Jr., son of Geraldine P. Brodie-Williams and (the late) Lawrence Williams, was born on March 19, 1962 in Elmhurst Queens, New York. Lawrence departed this life on Good Friday, March 30, 2018.
Lawrence, affectionately known to loved ones as “Boo-Boo”, “Boo”, “Boo Berry”, “Uncle Boo”, “Boo-Pop”, “Uncle Salty”, “Dusty” and the infamous “Young and Handsome”, was educated in the New York City public school system, and attended schools throughout his native Brooklyn, New York.
As a child, Lawrence attended St. Paul Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ where his maternal grandparents, Matthew and Hortense Brodie, were faithful servants.
Lawrence met the love of his life, Rosalind N. Davis-Williams, and four years later, they were married and remained happily together for twenty-nine years. He was a proud, doting always-present father, grandfather, and great-grandfather to his daughter Ayeshia P. Ellis; his granddaughter Tiahna M. Bell, and great-granddaughter Jordan K. Alfred -- all of whom were known as Boo-Pop’s Girls.
Lawrence worked for the United States Postal Service and retired in 2010. He was endowed with a hearty joyous, humorist spirit of good fellowship. He could make you smile on the darkest of days. He had a gift of generosity, always sharing food and offering work opportunities to others. If there was an award for “talking smack”, Lawrence would be the all-time recipient of taking the Gold Medal.
Left to cherish his memory, his lovingly devoted wife, Rosalind N. Davis-Williams; his darling daughter Ayeshia P. Ellis; granddaughter Tiahna M. Bell; great-granddaughter Jordan K. Alfred; his mother Geraldine Williams; his father-in-law Herbert Davis; three sisters: Janice Williams, Yolanda Williams and Sayeeda Williams: one brother Arnet Williams; four sisters-in-law: Beatrice R. Davis Thomas, Brenda A. Davis Smith, Stacey Williams and Sherry Davis; two brothers-in-law: Pyron Davis and Mark Smith; three godsons: Eric Gaddy, Elijah Gaddy and Omari Williams; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends will mourn the loss of Lawrence.