James Lee Williams, Jr.

September 5, 1964 ~ April 8, 2022 (age 57)

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James Jr. age 57 of Turtle Creek passed peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2022. Born September 5, 1964 to Brenda Eileen (Moody) Bates and the late Jimmie Lee Williams. James attending the Pittsburgh Public Schools and learned his culinary arts at the Connelly Trade School. He enjoyed working at the Tambelini’s on 51 for many years and the Brentwood McDonalds more recently. He was appointed honorary ordained minister at the age of 13 by Rev. Darkins and Rev. Winsett officiated James Jr. license to practice to be a minister. James loved God and enthusiastically spent his time in church. He was a talented organist, gospel singer and guitarist. He was a loving man who generously gave his time helping family members and his community at large. James leaves to cherish his memory, mother Brenda Bates, sisters Katherine M. Williams, Janis Pardue, Janeen Helle, Martina Pentecost, brother Sheldon L. Williams, aunt Katie L. Evins, uncle James G. Williams, Nieces Jasmine, Jazmiere, Kodi, Nisha, Bryanna, Lisa, Brittney and Londyn, nephews Carl, Cody, Curtis, Cayce, Dane, Cason, Joseph, David, Jacob, Chase, Nathaniel, Andre Jr., brothers-in-law Dennis Pardue, David Helle, Andre Pentecost and Gary Honacker. Friends and family welcomed Friday, April 22, 2022 from 1pm until the 3pm service at Ball Funeral Chapel, Inc., 600 Dunster St., Pgh., PA. 15226 412-343-1506 or

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April 22, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ball Funeral Chapel, Inc

Funeral Service
April 22, 2022

3:00 PM
Ball Funeral Chapel, Inc

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