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Edmond Bernard Williams

Edmond Bernard Williams

Sep 1, 1942 - Aug 27, 2022

Edmond Bernard Williams - Obituary


n August 27th, 2022, Edmond Bernard Williams “Butch” at age 79 transitioned from this earth into eternal rest. Edmond was born on September 1st, 1942, in Lexington, North Carolina. Edmond is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Cynthia (Atlee) Williams; his son Vaughn Williams (Martina, Dikiara, Jayden); his devoted sister, Kay Williams-Diggs (Otis); his grandchildren, Terrence Henderson, Tykayla Cook (James), Kayla & Kheli Williams; his nephews Brian Diggs (Sherri) and Jon Diggs (Ethel); his nieces Kathy Williams-Brewer, and Ninette Diggs; his favorite cousin Henrietta Gathers, and numerous family and friends. Edmond is preceded in death by his mother Katherine Holt, his Father Edward E. Williams, his brother Walter Edward Williams, and his daughter Sherry Richards (Bobby). Edmond was born in Lexington North Carolina in 1942. He graduated from Dunbar High School in North Carolina in the summer of 1960. He enlisted in the United States Navy on August 8th, 1960. He received his certificate of graduation from the United States Navy Hospital Corps School April 1961. On December 26th, 1961, he was assigned to first marine division in Camp Pendleton Oceanside, California. Edmond served with the Marines for 3 years until he reenlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard to finish out his military duties with an honorable discharge, June 28th, 1969. Edmond moved to Washington D.C. and received a certificate in Radiologic Technology at Howard University and became a registered licensed Radiologic Technologist on September 14th, 1972. Edmond took a full-time job at St. Elizabeth Hospital as a Radiologic Technologist in 1972. It was here he met and married his Wife Cynthia Atlee on May 25th, 1974. Edmond was baptized at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church on December 12th, 1975. He worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital for 28 years. After retiring from St. Elizabeth in 2000, he decided to work at an orthopedic surgeon’s office in downtown D.C. in 2002. At age 60 he worked there 3 days a week for the next 12 years until officially retiring in 2014. Edmond was an avid jogger and would get up at 5:00am and jog 5-10 miles with friends at least 6 days a week. When jogging became to much for him, he continued his exercising with Tae Bow, kettle bells, and walking. Besides working, he enjoyed staying in. Although he was born and raised in North Carolina, he cheered on the Washington Football Team. He loved jazz music. Especially Mile Davis. He owned a saxophone and flute that he would sometimes play. On his downtime he would binge watch and finish a Netflix series on his tablet. He enjoyed watching the basketball playoffs and track n field with his wife. He enjoyed long deep talks with his sister over the phone whom he was very close to. He will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to Edmond's Life Celebration on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. until the start of the funeral service at 12:45 p.m. at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 6160 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745. Interment with military honors following at 2:30 p.m at Maryland Veterans Cemetery.