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Rodney Bernard "Bay Bay" Williams

May 27, 1965 ~ December 19, 2020 (age 55)

Obituary

RODNEY WAS BORN ON MAY 27,1965 TO THE LATE ERNEST WILLIAMS AND CHRISTINE STEWARD RHYNES IN LITTLE ROCK, AR, HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON DECEMBER 19, 2020 AT HIS HOME.

RODNEY, ALSO KNOWN AS BAY-BAY, GREW UP IN DALLAS, TX AND GRADUATED FROM SOUTH OAKCLIFF HIGH SCHOOL IN 1983. AFTER GRADUATING HE WENT ON TO LAMAR UNIVERSITY ON A BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP. LATER, HE RECEIVED HIS CDL AND WORKED FOR GAGE TRUCKING UNTIL HIS HEALTH DECLINED.

RODNEY UNITED IN MATRIMONY TO HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE, CATHY WILLIAMS, ON SEPTEMBER 08, 2006. THEY CELEBRATED 14 YEARS TOGETHER. 

RODNEY WORE MANY HATS. HE WAS A LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, SON, BROTHER, GRANDPARENT, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY A GREAT FRIEND.  HE TOOK PRIDE AND BEING A PROTECTOR/PROVIDER AND LOVED TO HAVE FUN. ALWAYS WILLING TO GIVE HIS LAST FOR THOSE HE BELIEVED MATTERED THE MOST. WHEN HE WASN’T ON THE LAKE FISHING, WATCHING SPORTS, OR BOWLING-DETERMINED TO BOWL THAT PERFECT GAME. HE WAS HELPING THE ONES HE LOVED. RODNEY HAD A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH ANYBODY HE TOUCHED BECAUSE HE NEVER MET A STRANGER. HE HAD A SPECIAL ABILITY TO TALK TO ANYBODY WILLING TO LISTEN AND LEND AN EAR WHENEVER NEEDED.
RODNEY WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS, WHETHER THEY NEEDED A TIRE CHANGE AT 3 AM OR ASSISTING WITH FIXING ANYTHING AROUND THE HOUSE. NO PROBLEM WAS TOO BIG OR SMALL FOR RODNEY WHEN IT CAME TO HELPING HIS PEOPLE.

RODNEY UNITED IN MATRIMONY TO HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE, CATHY WILLIAMS, ON SEPTEMBER 08, 2006. THEY CELEBRATED 14 YEARS TOGETHER. 

THOSE LEFT TO KEEP HIS MEMORY ALIVE ARE HIS CHILDREN -QUIANA HODGE (NATE SINGLETON) OF DESOTO, TX RASHAD (RANIKA) WILLIAMS OF FORT WORTH, TX, SHARISSA (DARRIUS) NAPPER, OF BRYANT, AR STEVEN (BRIANA) CLEGG OF CEDAR HILL AND CIARA ADDY OF MALVERN STEP-FATHER WILLY “RED” RHYNES.  BROTHERS: KENNETH (MARILYN) WILLIAMS (KENNY) OF LANCASTER, TX, JOSEPH STEWARD OF DALLAS, TX , ANTHONY “FE” WILLIAMS OF DALLAS, TX,  TIM WILLIAMS OF INDIANAPOLIS, IN, ERNEST WILLIAMS JR., KENNETH WILLIAMS AND TONY WILLIAMS ALL OF LITTLE ROCK, RONNY ROBERTSON NORTH LITTLE ROCK ,AR. SISTERS: DAJUANA HAWKINS OF LITTLE ROCK, AR, ANN (JOE) EPPERSON OF ALTANTA,GA , PHYLLIS WALKER AND SONJA REYNOLDS OF LITTLE ROCK, AR.  RHONDA ROBINSON OF TEXAS.  12 GRANDCHILDREN AND A HOST OF NEPHEWS, NEICES AND FRIENDS.

                

 

Finally Home

Although your work on earth is done,
Your life in heaven has just begun.
Your struggles here were hard and long,
But they're over now; you're finally home.

Life wasn't easy, by choice or fate.
A decision made, sometimes too late.
A fight to the finish, always strong.
Rest easy, Dad, you're finally home.

 



 

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 Service Program


Services

Visitation ( Walk Through) Mask Required
Tuesday
December 22, 2020

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
SLV

Graveside Service
Tuesday
December 22, 2020

1:00 PM
Philadelphia Cemetery
2511 Hwy 1905
Prattisville, AR 72129

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