Mr. Jerry Roscoe Williams, 79, of Statesville, N.C., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

Jerry was born in Iredell County on August 25, 1941, and was the son of the late Harold Williams and Thelma Hurley Williams. He attended Iredell County Schools and on January 12, 1964, he married Mary Evadean Dishman Williams. Together they shared 56 years of marriage before his passing.

Jerry was a self-employed interior/exterior painter, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He enjoyed watching NASCAR. He was also a man who cherished his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Jerry also had a passion for playing the guitar. At family gatherings, he often played music, entertaining everyone in attendance as well as being the life of the party. Jerry was also a faithful man to God and his church, Liberty Baptist Church. He will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of his company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Williams.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Mary Williams; two sons, Wayne Williams (Karen) and Darrell Williams (Dawn); along with two daughters, Marilyn Williams and Virginia Swan (Tim). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one brother, Jimmy Williams, and three sisters, Linda Tarlton, Cathy Poteat, and Sue Faust.

A service honoring the life of Jerry Williams will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, at Liberty Baptist Church with Pastors Roger Holland and Darrell Williams officiating. The family will visit with friends for one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family of Jerry Williams.

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