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John Robert Williams

October 26, 1947 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 72)


John Robert Williams was born on October 26, 1947 in Itta Bena, Mississippi to the late Joe Thomas and Lena Mae Williams. He departed this life on March 18, 2020 at his home.

He graduated from Hayti Central High School in 1969. He worked for Hayti Police Department for several years and afterwards he took his talents to St. Louis, Missouri working various jobs. John Robert was preceded in death by his parents and son Thomas Scruggs.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his lifelong companion Deloise Bays, his children, Shona Lilly of Scottsdale, AZ, Bishop Zayne Scruggs of Charlotte, NC, Anthony Sean and Patricia Hursey of East Orange, NJ, Renita West of Atlanta, GA, Jamon Norris of West Palm Beach, FL, Melissa Abbott of Kansas City, MO, Dr. Rita Walters (Ellington) of Holt, MI, Harold (Altheria) Bays of Cape Girardeau, MO, Loria (Odell) Parchel of Jacksonville, FL and Frank Bays of Hayti, MO; siblings, Joe T. (leah) Williams of Caruthersville, MO, Ollie (Crystal) Williams of Hayti, MO, Delores Williams of Hayti, MO, Oscar (Lythea) Williams of Kansas City, MO, JoAnn (Ed) Ruff of Hayti, MO, Dansy (Diane) Williams of St. Louis, MO, Kenneth (Frankie) Williams of Hayti, MO; and a host of grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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