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Calvin Bernard Williams of Stone Mountain, Georgia passed away on September 25, 2023, at the VA Hospital in Decatur, Georgia. He was the son of Leila Gorley Williams and the late Ezekiel Williams. Calvin was born in Eatonton, Georgia on June 22, 1959.
He attended the local schools where he enjoyed playing football and drawing. Calvin wanted to attend art school. From an early age, he was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where he attended Sunday school, sang in the junior choir, and served as a junior deacon. He attended many summer Bible camps with Major Judy. Upon graduation from Putnam County High School, he entered the U.S. Army where he began his love of Helicopters. Calvin spent 14 years in the military where he worked on helicopters for 11 of those years.
After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, as an E5, he sought employment with several aviation companies and airlines. He became employed at Kings Bay Resort in Virginia. Later, he received a government contract to Saudi Arabia to repair helicopters with a search and rescue team.
Calvin later returned to Georgia where he was hired by Jet Blue Airline. He continued working several jobs with aviation companies including, Ramp 1 in Atlanta, GA; Gulf Stream in Savanah, Ga; and Delta Airlines. After leaving Delta he became a self-employed contractor where he traveled for months at a time.
Calvin decided to make Atlanta his home and started to pursue the path of starting his own business as a home inspector. During this time, he joined the Berean Christian Church.
Later in life he united in marriage to Mrs. Ramona Askew. He later became an instructor at Kennesaw State University, while preparing himself for a degree in Aviation Mechanics.
Upon receiving this degree, he was employed with Gwinnett AIM as an instructor. By God’s Grace and Mercy, Calvin achieved his goal of becoming an entrepreneur with a certified home inspection business.
Calvin was preceded in death by his father Ezekiel Williams. He is survived by his wife: Ramona Askew; one daughter: Angel Coleman of Savannah, GA ; mother: Leila Gorley Williams; one sister: Debora Williams of Eatonton, GA; two brothers: Stanley Williams (Sharon) of Covington, GA, and Edward Williams of Eatonton, GA; two grandchildren: Zion Parks and Sanaa Coleman both of Savannah, GA; a great grandchild: Quenton, of Savannah GA; Uncles: Mr. Daniel Williams and Mr. James Gorley(Salathiel) both of Eatonton, GA; Aunts: Annie Ruth Humphries of Eatonton, GA, Frances Gorley Lowe of California, and Ms. Sarah Gorley Abrams of Eatonton, GA; several nieces, nephews; special friends: David Swain and Bart Jackson; other relatives and friends. We say farewell to a gentle and faithful man, who will truly be missed.
The Homegoing Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, 12:00 PM at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 100 Willie Bailey Street, Eatonton, Georgia 31024 where the Pastor is Kareem Farley. Interment will take place at East Eatonton Cemetery, 100 Hogan Blvd. The funeral home promotes adherence to the CDC protocol. Please wear mask and social distance.
Service of Remembrance Entrusted to Putnam Memorial Funeral Home, 105 Agnes Street, Eatonton, Georgia 31024; Business (706) 484-2522, Cell (404) 803-0852; Fax (706) 923-1833, Harry C. Stafford, Funeral Director; Website: putnammemorialfh.com; “We Care for You and Your Loved Ones.”