Mr. Tyrone Jay Williams (Ty), age 59, went to be with his heavenly father on Monday April 26, 2021.
He was born on June 2, 1961 in Fort Eustis, VA to the late Carlton Ray (Sr. )and Claudette Williams. He is survived by his spouse, Karen Williams, his two sons Sherrod Wright and Carlton Williams and his daughter Brianna Williams. He is also survived by his three brothers, Carlton Ray Jr. (Deborah), Kenneth, Larry and his sister Janice; five grandchildren and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ty graduated from Bethel High school in 1979 and went on to get his Associates degree from Thomas Nelson Community College. He then went to work at Gatley Communications in 1982 as a radio technician.
Ty would later go on to work for the City of Richmond and the City of Suffolk in their communications departments until he retired on disability in 2016. He was known for his ability to solve problems and always put his everything into whatever task was before him.
He had a love for music and began playing the drums and bass guitar at an early age. In 1977 he joined Ivy Baptist Church and played the bass guitar for their choirs. He stayed there until he met the love of his life in 1990 at a wedding reception. He then left Ivy and followed his soon to be wife to First Baptist Church Morrison where he began to play the bass guitar for their choirs. They married on September 19, 1992 in Hampton, VA and then moved to Chesterfield County, VA where they started a family. In 1998 he was called to preach and began his ministry of spiritual warfare. He was a great teacher, leader and mentor.
He and the family moved back to Newport News in 2003. In 2009 theyfound a new church home at World Outreach Worship Center where he began playing the electric and bass guitars for their music ministry. Ty was always deeply involved in his community and church. He loved to play music and he loved playing softball with the community leagues.
Anyone who truly knew Ty also knew his love for cars. He was able tospend his early retirement days riding in and working on his 350Z. He enjoyed riding to car meets with his Z crew and entering car shows.
Ty loved worship and was ready to play at any time because that was his heart. He was a warrior, worshipper and lover of God and people.
Viewing for Mr. Williams will be held from 10:00 a.m. until noon, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at World Outreach Worship Center, 1233 Shields Road, Newport News, Virginia 23608.
Services for Mr. Williams will take place at noon, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at World Outreach Worship Center with with Pastor Russell Evenson presiding.
It is the desire of the Williams family that you would keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of Mr. Tyrone Jay Williams has entrusted his final care to the staff of C. C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
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