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Mr. Archie J. Williams
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Archie James Williams was born in Kansas City Kansas, Wyandotte County, to W D Williams and Dorothy Ann Mitchell who proceeded him in death. Two brothers, Walter Williams and Luther WIlliams, one aunt, Francis Mithell all who proceeded him in death.
In Archie married the love of life Vera Fortune on April 26, 1975. The were married 48 wonderful years. From the marriage two children born Shawn M Williams and Shelanda M Williams.
Archie graduated from Wyandotte high school 1971. He further his education at Kansas City Kansas Community College where he studied and received an associated arts degree. Archie achieved a degree in Liberal arts from UMKC. He also received a higher degree in SMW and worked in the field of SMW for several decades and has accomplished and accumulated a wealth of knowledge during those years. This was one of his passions and his thirst for knowledge was contagious. His very first job was at Ozanam Home for boys where he did counsel and managed children.
Archie also worked at JS Chick, African Center school (NEA) were He continued his passion working to help children and their family to achieve a better life. From there he worked at the local Invest Commission (Linc) were he continued he's passion to help and assist those in need. The last position Archie held at Linc, was in Foster Care Division where he worked with children who were close to the age that were consider as young adults, pass the age for adoption. In this role Archie help prepare them with the proper tools to help them advance as mature adults.
Archie then retired in December 2016; however, he didn't just sit back and relax he continued with community service wherever could. He also worked on several board within the Kansas City area, Bruce R Watkins, Parade Park, assisted on committees with the City Council to name a few. Archie received many awards, recognition in his field and the community at large as he worked in behalf for those most vulnerable in our society. He loved family, loved to know every about his answers and could talk for days.
Archie loved sports; you can hear him say what about those Chiefs. He loved his red. He was an excellent writer and could talk you under table able any topic from politics to religion. He could find an answer to about anything you wanted to know but afraid to ask. Archie was loved by all he did not meet a stranger. In leaves his wife Vera Williams, one son Shawn Williams, a daughter Shelanda Williams and 4 grandchildren, Demico J Hawkins (Boogie), Amira Williams, Xavier Williams, Kai EL Assya Amen. Two God daughters Kendra Brooks and Jai Turner. One sister Donna Brown, one honorary sister Joann Ivy. Two Brothers, Doyl Brown (Debra), David Brown ( Nozella) and one honorary brother Ronnie Williams (Vanessa). Along with a host of in laws and cousins, friends who will sorely miss and loved him dearly.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 12noon at Watkins Heritage Chapel. Visitation 11am. Interment Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.
Please join the Williams family on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. 3:30 pm for a dedication ceremony in Memory of Archie J. Williams at the Bruce R Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum located at 3700 Blue Parkway K.C, Mo. 64130. Family request in lieu of Flowers make donations in Memory of Archie Williams to the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum. Services conducted by Watkins Heritage Chapel.