CARDELL WILLIAMS SR.
October 13, 1955 - July 12, 2017
Cardell Williams Sr., was born October 13, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri. Cardell passed away quietly at home on Wednesday, July 12th 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Williams, Sr., and mother Lucille Williams, brothers, Jerry Williams, Jr. and Howard Bell.
Cardell married Kilmeny (Kim) Dickerson May 30, 1979 and to this union Cardell, Jr., was born.
Cardell attended schools in the Kansas City, Missouri School District. He worked for the City of Kansas City, Missouri in the Public Works Department and later was offered an opportunity to work for the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department. Cardell studied hard to qualify to become a fireman and was hired in 1978. During his tenure as a fireman he received a distinguished service award for his bravery while off-duty when he rescued a family from a fire in their home.
Cardell, was a warm and kind-hearted man who enjoyed fishing, cooking, barbecuing and spending time with family and friends. Cardell strengthened his faith in God through reading the Bible and never missed an opportunity to speak at family member’s funerals—sharing words of encouragement. He enjoyed church and would attend when he was able. He joined Third Street Baptist Church, where he received teaching and support in his faith walk. He later was ordained deacon, October 15, 2011. Cardell will be remembered for his loving spirit and love of family.
He leaves to treasure his memory, his wife, Kim; son, Cardell Williams, Jr. (Lilia); grandchildren, Alexis, Victoria, Carlos Cardell and Kaylee Williams; brothers, Eddie Williams (Ruth), and Larry Williams (Jerra); a special friend, Willa Coleman; aunts, Clara Pearson, KCMO and Mary Pearson, Little Rock, AR and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Services held at Golden Gate Funeral Home, 2800 East 18th st, Kansas City, MO, 64127 at 3:30 p.m. Visitation begins at 1:30 p.m. Service officiated by Elder Dimitri Milligan. Arrangements by Golden Gate Funeral & cremation Services, LLC.