On October 3rd, Keith Williams passed away in Springfield, MA after a courageous and valiant struggle with various neurological disorders. He displayed great courage as he faced life’s challenges with a smile. Despite the pain and suffering, Keith remained a hero and stayed strong until the end. He was a soft-spoken, simple, patient, kind-hearted man with an adventurous spirit, and a brother to many. He leaves a huge hole in the hearts of his loving family and friends who were always entertained by his stories and hilarious sense of humor. He truly brought life to the party. He was a man of veracity. He was 63 years old.
Keith is survived by his mother Iola Jackson, and his siblings Peretta Jackson, and Shamika Robinson. Two aunts; Arsola Crenshaw, Bernice Lewis and two, uncles Joseph Jackson Jr., Ben Jackson and nieces, nephews, and cousins that he adored. Keith was preceded in death by his father Jack Williams, and his brothers Willie Jackson Pompey, Ronald David Clow, his maternal grandmother Lucy Jackson he often referred to as “ma”, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Keith was born on July 8, 1958, in Albany, New York. He graduated with honors from Colonie High School in 1976. After graduating high school, and later attended Howard University law school.
Keith love for women, music, the performing arts, and writing poetry were only surpassed by the love he had for his family and friends. Keith was known for his charisma and sense of humor. His heart was enormous, and he welcomed all.
A memorial service for Keith is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, October 11th at S L Mclaughlin Funeral Home. Keith will be greatly missed and forever remembered.