Funeral services for Augustus Williams, Sr., 65, of Houston, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Bethlehem Christian Church in Cedar Lake with the Rev. K.W. Bree officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery.
Visitation and memorial services will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at University Christian Church in Houston with the Rev. Byron Singleton officiating.
He passed away Sunday, Jan 9, 2000 in Houston. He was born in Cedar Lake on Friday, Aug. 24, 1934 to Joel Williams, Sr. and Clarinda Gee Williams.
He attended Cedar Lake Elementary School and graduated from O.H. Herman High School in Van Vleck in 1953. He received his bachelor of science degree in history in 1956 at Paririe View A&M University. In 1957, he was inducted into the U.S. Army through the ROTC Program at Praiarie View A&M as a first lieutenant and received the rank of captain before his discharge in 1958. He remained on the active reserve status until 1962.
He returned to Houston and attended Texas Southern University and earned his master's degree in counseling. His teaching career in Houston ISD began in 1960. The schools he was affiliated with were: Kashmere High School, Hartman Middle School, Woodson Middle School, where he served as counselor for the last 27 years.
Augustus was a deacon and served on numerous committees at the University Christian Church in Houston until his death.
Survivors include: two sons, Agustus Williams, Jr., and Christopher Williams of Houston; wife, Karen of Missouri City; three grandchildren, Brandon Williams of Houston, Krizia Williams of Dallas and Tiera Williams of Cedar Lake; four sisters, Girtha Woodard and husband Horace of Cedar Lake, Tena Simien and husband, Hilbert of Sweeny, Faye Woodard and Wihelm Moye; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.
THE DAILY TRIBUNE
Matagorda County, Texas
Friday, 14 Jan 2000