In Loving Memory of
A Dedicated Veteran, Loving Brother, Uncle, and Friend
Michael Edward Williams
March 28, 1950 – May 28, 2023
Born to Quincy Brown Jr. and Delores Marie Williams in Chicago IL. Little did they know that their son would grow up to touch the lives of many. At the age of 73, Mike peacefully passed away, leaving behind cherished memories and lots of love.
In his early adulthood, Mike answered the call of duty, proudly serving his country as a US Marine. He served from 1969 to 1971, was honorably discharge then again in 1971 to 1973 with another honorable discharge. His mother and father were very supportive and understanding of him after returning home from active duty, as he faced a lot of PTSD and Agent Orange affects (which let to cancer) resulting from the Vietnam War. After his mother died, Mike and his brother, Sterling, with the help of his brother, Carl, decided to relocate to Indianapolis, IN, in hopes of making positive changes in their lives. There, he joined his church which he attended since 1997, and saw the need to help other Veterans who were living on the streets and facing similar challenges he did after returning home from war. He joined HVAF as an Outreach Coordinator and started going to streets that others would not dare to go, looking for those facing hardships that come with life after gruesome battles at war. While Michael accomplished many great things throughout his life, he is best known for going out of his way to help any and everyone. People who all still respect and speak highly of him to this day. Michael did not have any children of his own, so he took pride in being a loving brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.
Michael was proceeded in death by his parents, brother Sterling Williams, and sister Beverly A. Williams and is survived by his brother, Carl Williams, who shared a lifetime of memories and experiences with him. In addition, his nephews and niece, Anthony Brooks, Curtis Pointer, Casey Holmes, Ivory Holmes, and Karlita Williams. And a lot of cousins, great-niece’s/nephews and his 3 good friends Mike, Ed, and Bill. Throughout his own battles, Mike was able to find love, and planned to marry Yun Wah Tang this coming August! Our Prayers go out to her and other cherished family members, who will forever carry his memory in their hearts.
Although Michael’s physical presence is no longer with us, his memory will be celebrated and honored during a Memorial Service with military honors.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to his great-niece and great-nephews whom he adored and loved with all his heart.
Friday, June 9, 2023
12:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, June 9, 2023
1:00 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)