Biography: On January 21, 2019 Elias Williams affectionately known as “Slim” was peacefully called to his heavenly home to be with his parents Sarah and Tilmon Williams and brothers Ernest, Raymond, and Johnny Williams. We can only imagine a joyous reunion.
Elias spent his early childhood living on the farm in South Carolina that belonged to his grandfather whom he is named after. In 1954 he migrated to New York with his brother Ernest to join his parents and siblings who had previously journeyed to New York.
Elias was educated in the New York City’s school system. At an early age he joined the Seven Light Baptist Church in the Bronx under the late
pastorate Reverend W.F. Harrison. Elias was active in the church and sang in the junior choir.
Elias was a dedicated and loyal worker who work for 23 years at a deli restaurant in Manhattan. In 1989 he went to work for the New York City transit authority as a bus operator. He retired from the transit authority
after 20 years.
Elias Williams was a loving devoted and generous man who leaves to cherish his memory to his daughters Michelle Perez (Damien) Jamaica, New York, Sanquenette Hall, Bronx, New York, Sheila Hordge (Donald) Chesterfield, Virginia and son Frank Hall, Boston, Massachusetts; eleven grandchildren: Michael, Kiana, Terrell, Ebony, Shanice, Sean, JB, Derrick, Javonn, Donald, and Daesha; seven great- grandchildren and a brother Harry Williams. And host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends