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May 3, 1977 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 42)
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Kenneth Gary Williams Jr. 42, formally of Niles, MI was called home suddenly on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 2, 2019. Kenneth was also affectionately known as Lil Kenny, Tuffy, and Lucci.  Kenneth was born May 3, 1977 to Kenneth Gary Williams Sr. and Kathy Gaynelle Witherspoon in South Bend, IN. He attended Niles High School and played Football. Shortly after Kenneth moved to Clarksville, TN where he lived for the last 18 years. Kenneth worked at A O Smith as a Machine Operator for six years and U.S. Zinc as an Equipment Operator for twelve years providing for his family.

Tuffy enjoyed and loved his family through talking, texting and Face Time for hours at a time. He loved listening to Music, to BBQ, and eat seafood. He also loved his three dogs: Leo, Thor and Khalesse. Tuffy would Face Time family and friends to show how well-trained they were.  Tuffy was excited about his upcoming wedding to his love, Chanta Maddox, Feb. 29, 2020, the running joke was “this way he would only have to buy an anniversary gift every 4 years. He enjoyed binge-watching DC Comics and Marvel with Chanta or as they called it (ND). Kenny’s Favorite Team was the Indianapolis Colts, often wearing Colts gear during the game saying “I Got to Put on My Armor and me and Frank got to talk”.   

He Leaves to cherish his loving memory Mother Kathy Williams of South Bend, IN. Fiancé Chanta Maddox of Clarksville, TN; Three Children Kaleb Blewett of Detroit, MI; Kenni and Keniyah Witherspoon of Clarksville, TN; Five Brothers: William H. (Theresa) Witherspoon of Murfreesboro, TN; Terence J. (Cinnamin) Witherspoon Sr. and Christopher D. Williams Sr., Kenstyn and Kollyn Williams of Texas. 11 Aunts: Dorothy (Johnny B.) Jenkins of Jackson, MS; Bobbie Thompson of Inkster, MI; Margret Young of Buchanan, MI; Deloris Williams-Hill of Florida; Marie (Walter) Overton and Carolyn Lax both of South Bend, IN; Deloris Witherspoon of Dayton, OH, Jereldean Miller of Marion, IN; Annie Trotter of South Bend, IN; Audrey (Johnny) Walker of Elkhart, Indiana, Earline (Bob) Hagwood and Eveline Witherspoon of Columbus, OH.  Seven Uncles: Henry (Glenda) Witherspoon of Federal Way, Washington. Patrick Witherspoon of Mishawaka, IN; Clarence (Josetta) Bibbs Sr. of Buchanan, MI; Edward (Connie) Bibbs of New Troy, MI; J.T. (Rosael) Williams Jr. of Niles, MI; Jethrow Kyles of Buchanan, MI, and Johnny Williams of Belleville, MI. Special Cousins/Honorary Sisters and Brothers: Mikos Williams, James (Tootie) Witherspoon, Sauna Witherspoon, Renee Rouse, Denise Bibbs, Shulonder Witherspoon and Kimberly Williams. And a host of other family & friends.

He was preceded in Death by Grandparents: John and Estella Witherspoon, J.T. and Earnestine Williams. His Father: Kenneth (Ace) Gary Williams Sr., Three Aunts: Demetria (Kitty) Witherspoon, Donzella Williams and Doris Thompson. Six uncles: James H. Sr. (Who named him “Tuff Stuff Play Toy”; Ben Lax; Dwight A. Witherspoon Sr. and Joseph (Joe) Witherspoon; Edmond Young; and Hershey Thompson. Cousins: Marcos (Boo) Williams, William H. Wilson IV, and Aaron Kyles.


A Celebration of Life will take place on 12 NOON Friday September 13, 2019 at Faith Apostolic Ministries 909 N. Bendix Dr. South Bend, IN; with a viewing one-hour prior. Burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery Buchanan, MI






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