Benjamin Loyd Williams

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“So sorry to hear about Mr Williams. He was a hard working honest man. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace my friend. ”
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“Williams Family, I am very sorry for your loss, Ben was a Great Christian man to have known, God Bless, RIP ”
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“Phil, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers too you and your family. ”
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“Our sincere sympathy Cindy and family. You know he is in the best home now. We are here for you when needed. ”
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Benjamin Loyd Williams, 93, faithful follower of his Lord Jesus Christ, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at his home in Raleigh, NC surrounded by his family. Ben and his wife, Polly, who were married for 66 years, are now reunited together in the presence of the King.

Ben was born in Peachland, NC to James Loyd Williams and Lula Frances Gulledge on March 13, 1929. He married the love of his life, Pauline Malcolm on April 9, 1949. They moved to Lancaster, SC where they welcomed a son, Stephen, a daughter, Cynthia and a son, Philip. The family moved to Raleigh, NC in 1961 and welcomed a daughter, Kelly.

Ben began his career as a furniture representative traveling throughout North and South Carolina representing companies including Bassett Furniture, Action Recliners by Lane, Virginia House Furniture, Futuristic Recliners, Leister Furniture, Hickory Hill, and Holland House Furniture from which he retired in 2021. Ben made so many friends throughout his career and he never thought of it as work, because he loved to witness and fellowship with others.

Ben faithfully served and worshiped the Lord at Ephesus Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC and also through his bus ministry with his fellow Christ follower, Perry Brown, where they would take many youth groups to the Word of Life camp in Schroon Lake, NY that was started by Jack Wyrtzen and Harry Bollback.

A generous giver of his time and money, he served his Lord not only in giving to his home church, but also in giving to numerous missionaries and other Christian organizations. His faith and love for Christ was bold and without reservation.

Ben's wife, Pauline Malcolm Williams passed away on March 26, 2016. He is survived by his son, Stephen Loyd Williams and wife, Roberta, his daughter, Cynthia Williams Gay and husband, Hank and his son, Philip Malcolm Williams and his daughter, Kelly Williams Godfrey and her husband Rob; grandchildren: Shannon Young, Michael Williams, Jennifer Talbert, Julie DiPresso, Stephen Williams, Jr., Allison Godfrey, Alexa Williams, Stephanie Williams, Kimberly Godfrey, and Justin Godfrey; great grandchildren: Jonathon Young, Brandon Young, Brittany Williams, Shelby Rogers, Ashley Williams, Benjamin Williams, Lauren Talbert, Caitlyn DiPresso, Ella Talbert, Ethan DiPresso, Londyn Godfrey, and Eleanor Williams. He is also survived by his sister, Aileen Williams Austin and numerous nieces and nephews.

A time of visitation will be held from 1pm to 2pm on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Ephesus Baptist Church, 6767 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC where a celebration of life service will begin at 2pm. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to Ephesus Baptist Church, 6767 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606.

"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain". Philippians 1:21