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William H. “Harry” Williams

Posted By obits On July 31, 2020 @ 10:32 am In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 63 Comments

William Harrison “Harry” Williams, age 66, of Elizabeth City, NC departed this earthly plane, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his home. Born in Buxton, NC on April 10, 1954 to Leona Meekins Williams and the late Herscal Peele Williams, Sr., he was the husband and soul mate of Dewanna Austin Williams. Harry had a passion for cooking, was a chef for a number of local restaurants, founder of West End Station and most recently a personal chef on the Outer Banks. He was a prolific writer, political pundit, lover and collector of music, and a true free spirit who loved life and his family. He never missed an opportunity to say I love you. Harry was known for his kind, compassionate and gentle soul as well as his complex and brilliant mind, both of which touched so many. His absence will leave a chasmal void in the lives of those he knew.

In addition to his wife and mother, Harry is survived by three daughters, Rachel Williams Benton and Natasha Quidley, both of Buxton, NC and Marlee Williams Harrison and husband Ian of Elizabeth City, NC; two sisters, Kaye Williams Bean of Elizabeth City, NC and Andrea Williams Cook and husband Robert of Hertford, NC; a brother H.P. Williams, Jr. and wife Sybil of Elizabeth City, NC; and seven grandchildren, Daeson Jakob, Riley Jakob, Aylah Hooper, Lydia Hooper, Kaya Burgess, Evie Harrison, and Percy Harrison. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Warren Benton.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm, on Friday, August 7th, 2020 on the beach at the end of Old Lighthouse Road at the third jetties in Buxton, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union at https://action.aclu.org/give/now. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Williams family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.

Contact Information:

Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

Memorial Chapel
405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States (US)
Phone: (252) 335-4395
Fax: 252-335-4329
Email: J.J.Twiford@TwifordFH.com

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Condolence from Catherine “Perry” Gardner on July 31st, 2020 11:44 am

Our hearts go out to each of you in the death of Harry.

Condolence from Cindy Harris on July 31st, 2020 11:54 am

My deepest sympathy to the William’s family.
My heart aches for you. Harry was such a sweethearted free spirit.

Condolence from Rita Gregory on July 31st, 2020 12:26 pm

Hello Kaye, Prayers for you and your family. Praying God’s peace and love will surround all of you. I love you, Kaye!

Condolence from Carl Pureza on July 31st, 2020 1:05 pm

So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Condolence from Richie Midgett on July 31st, 2020 1:32 pm

So sorry to hear this, Harry was a dear friend whom was always kind to everyone he will be missed by all! To the family house are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Bill and Millie Tice on July 31st, 2020 2:26 pm

Just so sorry to hear this news! Harry had such a kind, giving heart and was a friend to so many! His soul is free now, to roam wherever he chooses . . . Rest in Peace, Harry; Rest in Peace . . .

Condolence from Dan Gray on July 31st, 2020 2:57 pm

Loved getting together with Harry and talking Kinnakeet talk great friend going to miss him very much God bless family

Condolence from Penny Veal on July 31st, 2020 3:07 pm

So sorry to hear this, prayers to his family.

Condolence from George & Ruby Good on July 31st, 2020 3:07 pm

So sorry for your loss and we pray God will be with you and your family in this time of need.

Condolence from Kevin & Rossie on July 31st, 2020 3:08 pm

We are so sorry , Sending prayers for all the family

Condolence from Margaret and Mike Deanes on July 31st, 2020 3:20 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Raymond Austin on July 31st, 2020 3:24 pm

A great guy, been years seance I saw him. He touched so many. Rest easy old friend.

Condolence from Sandra &Weston McPherson on July 31st, 2020 3:42 pm

Thoughts and prayers to all of you folks!

Condolence from Randy & Rene on July 31st, 2020 3:47 pm

Sorry to hear of your families loss. Sending out prayers to family and friends…Rest in Peace Harry.

Condolence from G.H.Carlin on July 31st, 2020 4:01 pm

Sorry for the loss Harry was a great friend Rest in Peace Brother

Condolence from Judy Pugh Spruill on July 31st, 2020 4:08 pm

To the entire Williams family, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Condolence from Lou and Gary Godfrey on July 31st, 2020 4:14 pm

HP, Kay, and Andy and all the rest of the family. So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers and have our deepest sympathy. Gary and I both thought a lot of Harry and the delicious meals we were fortunate to share that he cooked. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.

Condolence from Larry Payne on July 31st, 2020 4:58 pm

sorry for your loss, our prayers for your family.

Condolence from Greg Muir on July 31st, 2020 5:07 pm

Harry & I we’re very close friends thru high school & long after. Last saw him at my moms funeral & will miss him greatly. We had a lot of good times & he was a true friend. Fair winds and following seas my friend.

Condolence from Dr & Mrs Robert Earl Lane on July 31st, 2020 5:13 pm

So very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers ❤️

Chris and Robert Earl

Condolence from Mary K. Thomas on July 31st, 2020 5:45 pm

So sorry to hear about Harry. He was so nice to everyone he met. May God bless all the Willams family.

Condolence from Jon Van Dalsum on July 31st, 2020 6:27 pm

So so sorry he was a great guy

Condolence from Nancy Harris on July 31st, 2020 6:28 pm

Thoughts and prayers to all the William family.

Condolence from Georgine Armstrong on July 31st, 2020 6:35 pm

Please know your family is being held close in heart during these difficult days. Do wish. I could hold. Ms Leona in my arms and give her a big. Hug. May our Lord guide each of you with. His love and care.

Condolence from Phillip & Bonnie Jernigan on July 31st, 2020 6:40 pm

Dewanna, Andy, Kaye, HP and family, we were saddened to hear of Harry’s passing. May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort you all during this time of sorrow. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Johnie king on July 31st, 2020 6:50 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Not only has the world lost a kind and gentle person but I lost really good friend! My heart and my prayers goes out to his family and loved ones. He will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend.

Condolence from Ken Bateman on July 31st, 2020 7:19 pm

HP and family sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless everyone during this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

Ken Bateman

Condolence from Peggy Hopkins Thompson on July 31st, 2020 9:16 pm

HP, Sybil, Kaye and family, we are so saddened to hear about Harry. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you. As former neighbors on McPherson Street, and as City Road Church members, we always appreciated and loved your very sweet family. Our deepest sympathies.

Peggy Hopkins Thompson

Condolence from Molly Brite on July 31st, 2020 9:53 pm

I am saddened to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May our Lord and Savior surround you with comfort during this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Maurice Quidley on July 31st, 2020 10:38 pm

I’m so sorry and praying for God’s comfort during this time of grief!!!

Condolence from Peter Marsh on July 31st, 2020 10:41 pm

From Peter Marsh and family .
Such great times had with Harry.

Condolence from Freda McKinney on August 1st, 2020 1:37 am

Dewanna, Rachel, H.P., Sybil and family I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time of need.

Condolence from Rosa Alice Mayo on August 1st, 2020 6:33 am

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!

Condolence from Rene Stoffel on August 1st, 2020 6:44 am

So sorry to hear this, Harry was a great person

Condolence from Lesia and Dave on August 1st, 2020 6:58 am

We are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man as Harry. He will leave a huge void in the lives of many. We love you guys. Keep sharing his stories and his passion for cooking !

Condolence from Nell Morrison on August 1st, 2020 7:15 am

John and I are so sorry to hear about Harry. He was far too young to die.
We are thinking about you!
Love, Nell and John Morrison

Condolence from Mary Willis Pearce on August 1st, 2020 7:43 am

So sorry to hear Harry passed.He was a great friend to my ex husband and I for years during our younger days..I know he will be missed emensely,especially by his family.Prayers for Dewanna and his children.

Condolence from Belle Hedrick on August 1st, 2020 9:44 am

So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing….you all are in my thoughts and prayers…Each new day brings us closer to that day of Glory with GOD…

Condolence from Andy Ward on August 1st, 2020 10:32 am

I was so sorry to learn of Harry’s passing. He has been a great friend over many, many years. We kept in touch with long phone calls touching on many subjects. The last we shared was the day before his final journey. I am so fortunate to have had such a wonderful last visit. We will sorely miss Harry’s indomitable spirit, his intellectual acumen, his great big hugs and above all—–that infectious laugh. Rest in peace old friend.

Condolence from Lucy Gordon on August 1st, 2020 4:13 pm

So many special occasions made more special by Harry.. will always remember them. Love.

Condolence from GWEN H BRAY on August 1st, 2020 5:31 pm

Sending love and sympathy to all of Harry’s family. He was always such a gentleman to me.
He would visit with the Callaways and then would come across the street to tell me hello and we would have a nice talk.

Condolence from Emily Lewis on August 1st, 2020 7:21 pm

H.P. & Sybil, I’m so sorry to hear about your brother. You & your family are in my prayers. Emily

Condolence from Gerald & Jane Rollinson on August 1st, 2020 9:01 pm

So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing! Our sympathies and prayers go out to the family!

Condolence from Eddie and Amy Spencer on August 1st, 2020 9:39 pm

We were so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Frank. And Melinda Hopkins on August 1st, 2020 10:00 pm

Spent a lot of my childhood with Harry .. He lived a couple of blocks down the street from my house… Fun guy … Lots of great memories..

Condolence from Margarita Marquez Gonzalez on August 1st, 2020 11:52 pm

I am so sorry this lost for Mr. Herry’s family. Just I can say that He was the happiness and best chesf that I never know I worked with him at Frog island Restaurant and Me and all the people that works with him always remember him because He has a big heart and He always has big smile too. “Rest in peace Mr. Jerry” I always remember you with Love.

Condolence from SANDRA GRAY SAUNDERS on August 2nd, 2020 7:49 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The world has lost a good human and an excellent chef.

Condolence from Bobby Perry on August 2nd, 2020 4:50 pm

So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing.
I know the “William’s faith” will help ease the pain of loss , as in the past. All of you are good Christians of faith and a remarkable family. Peace to all, especially Harry❤️

Condolence from Erving Gray on August 2nd, 2020 5:51 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the Williams family. Harry was such a swell guy and he will be deeply missed. God be with you during this time. Erving and Jerre Gray

Condolence from Beth Jennings on August 2nd, 2020 6:48 pm

I am so sorry to read of Harry’s passing. My heart goes out to all of his family and friends who loved him.
I think of Harry every time I drive past the old West End Station Restaurant; that is where I got to know Harry. Fond memories for me.
Peace be with you all in this time of sorrow.
Rest eternally Harry.

Condolence from Debbie and Mike Burgess on August 2nd, 2020 7:13 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Harry was the best. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ❤

Condolence from John & Vicki Sawyer on August 3rd, 2020 9:21 am

We are sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Harold Carlin on August 3rd, 2020 1:42 pm

Number 1 nicest fellow on the planet..He left a wonderful and warm example where ever he was or had been.Dewanna knew,and was right.So sorry for your pain.

Condolence from James Miller on August 3rd, 2020 8:10 pm

A wonderful man. We are all better people for knowing Harry and being around him.
Harry touched the hearts of our family in NYC.

Heaven became an even better place with its newest angel!

James Miller & lisa Lent

Condolence from Frank D Wakefield on August 4th, 2020 3:35 pm

Our prayers are with you.

Condolence from FAYE P. HOWELL on August 4th, 2020 4:04 pm



Condolence from Dustin Kirkland on August 5th, 2020 6:24 am

My family and I would like to express our sincerest and warmest condolences on your loss. Please pass on our condolences to Marlee as well.

Condolence from Dora Saunders on August 5th, 2020 11:03 am

Richard and I were so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Charles Ferrell on August 5th, 2020 5:46 pm

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Harry. I extend my condolences the family.

Condolence from Deborah Godsey on August 5th, 2020 5:47 pm

We are so sorry Dewanna and family for your loss. We loved Harry and have many memories of the good times we had. Harry was one of a kind and he will be missed. RIP Dear Harry we love you
Mark and Debbie Godsey

Condolence from Billy Creef on August 7th, 2020 4:10 am

Harry was one of the finest people I have ever met and his friendship was a genuine treasure. He was loved and respected by my entire family. We met in Sunday School and our friendship continued through High School and beyond. My most sincere condolences to the Williams Family. God bless you.

Condolence from Peggy Brickhouse Hussey and Georgia Brickhouse Potter on August 8th, 2020 12:56 am

HP and Family,
So sorry for the loss of your brother. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Linda B thompson on September 11th, 2020 11:56 am

So sorry for your loss my God wrap he comforting arms around you in your time of need

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