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Alonzo Williams, Sr., 68

July 6, 1953 - December 27, 2021

Alonzo Williams, Sr., 68, entered into Eternal Rest on Monday, December 27, 2021 at his home Lancaster, PA with his loving wife Patricia by his side. He was born in Lancaster to the late Nathaniel, Sr. and Bernice J. (Wright) Williams.

He attended J. P. McCaskey high School where he played Football and Track & Field. Alonzo served in the US Army at the end of the Vietnam War Era. On August 6, 1974, he was married to Patricia J. (Harris) Williams for a 47-year bond.

He spent 30+ years working with youth in various capacities which includes the juvenile justice system, alternative education, local community outreaches, and sports coaching. His last position prior to his passing was a Para-Educator in School District of Lancaster’s DASH Academy. Many who worked with him said he had a gift to work with children, especially those who were at-risk. He would be stopped by random former students in his various travels in which he had a positive impact on their lives.

In 1995, Alonzo rededicated his life to Christ, which birthed a passion for the Word of GOD, He served as a Men’s Sunday school teacher and Men’s Ministry Mentor at Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Lancaster, PA. He served as a men’s mentor at Water Street Rescue Mission. In December 2016, Alonzo became licensed in ministry under the late Bishop Dennis Joel at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Norristown, PA

Known to most as Lonzo, Zo, and Lonnie T; he was known for being a jokester, mentor, father figure, coach, and friend

His hobbies were fishing at his favorite fishing spots, going to sporting events, family gathering, taking long drives to nowhere, clothes shopping, cooking, and buying odd household gadgets

In addition to his wife, Pat—Alonzo is survived by seven children, Alesia Shaw-Pulley (Darrell), Loutoria Hendricks (Damian), and Tonya Whitehead (Dwayne) all of Fayetteville, NC; Alonzo Williams, Jr. of Lancaster; Trevor Williams of York, Adrienne Long Williams, and Alan Williams both of Lancaster; in addition,15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Alvina, Robert and Arthur Lee Williams.

Alonzo was preceded in death by his brothers, Nathaniel Williams, Jr, Tyrone Williams, sister Francine Gregory, and daughter in law LaToia (Trevor)

A viewing will take place 10-11 AM, followed by Alonzo’s home-going service at 11 AM, on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

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January 07, 2022

Pat and family I am sorry to hear about the death of Alonzo we will keep you and family in our daily prayers Charles Cathy Sanders
 

January 06, 2022

My deepest sympathy to Mr.Williams family ,I had the pleasure  of working with him at MCcaskey East great guy loved working with the children in the SDOL, May he R.I.P gone but never forgotten fly high.     Prayers 
                                       Tina Ruiz 
      

January 06, 2022

Dearest Pat and Williams’ family,
It was my pleasure working with Lonnie at McCaskey East. His upbeat attitude and gentle but firm way of working with our students earned him the respect of staff and students alike. We all admired Lonnie for his sharp wit (and sharp clothing) and unique perspective on the situation at hand. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to you all. Peggy Darling

January 06, 2022

This saddens me to hear about one of my long time Friends Lonnie!  Pat I’m am so sorry for your loss.  May God grant you and your entire family the Peace and Comfort needed.  Lonnie and I grew up together, Always talking about the good old days in Lancaster. We would talk on the phone laughing and joking for hours. He was one of the crew and I will truly miss my Friend. You are at Peace with GOD now and until we meet again, S.I.P. My Brother!  I Love You🙏🏾🙏🏾♥️♥️💫
Your Brother,
 Thomas LaRue and Family

January 06, 2022

To Pat and all the family, I am so saddened by your loss. It is a loss for the entire community as well. I remember how friendly and outgoing he was and how good he was connecting and helping the students at McCaskey East. I always enjoyed seeing or talking to him in the halls. He will be missed and remembered by so many. I send all my loving thoughts to you. Susan

January 06, 2022

To Pat and all the family, I am so saddened by your loss. It is a loss for the entire community as well. I remember how friendly and outgoing he was and how good he was connecting and helping the students at McCaskey East. I always enjoyed seeing or talking to him in the halls. He will be missed and remembered by so many. I send all my loving thoughts to you. Susan

January 06, 2022

My sincerest condolences to the Williams family. RIP Alonzo, I’m so glad to have been able to call you FRIEND. Rest Well My Brother. 

January 06, 2022

Thank you, Lord for the years you allowed him to spend with his family and friends. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for comforting them at this appointed time. Love is 🙏

January 05, 2022

I was so sorry to see Alonzo’s obit. I was a teammate of his at Lincoln and McCaskey. I always enjoyed being around him. My prayers for comfort for your whole family. I would have attended the funeral service but we have one in our family tomorrow. Love to you all. ❤️🏈🏀

January 05, 2022

Lonnie was such a joy to be around! I had the pleasure of working with him for the past few years. His heart for kids was huge and admirable!  No matter the mission, Lonnie came prepared with a grin and good humor.  I know He’s welcomed home by our Lord, but boy will we miss him here. To his family, my sincere condolences and prayers for peace.

January 05, 2022

Prayers & love to our family during this time.  Sending our condolences.  Love Greg (Hami) & Christine.

January 04, 2022

My sincerest and deepest sympathy to the family! Lonnie T was a dear friend, and I enjoyed working alongside with him at McCaskey. He served on the advisory board to the BSU when I was co-advisor, and was always willing to lend a helping hand. His humor always put a smile on my face, and laughter in my soul. He will be missed. He has earned his wings, may he rest in eternal paradise.

January 03, 2022

My deepest condolences to you all. You all are in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.  May God continue to give you the strength to cope with the pain that you’re feeling in your heart.
Sincerely,  Antoinette Anne Brown (Georgia’s daughter) 

January 03, 2022

Dear Pat
You have my deepest sympathy in the passing of Lonnie.  I will be praying for you and our family.

January 03, 2022

My Dear Pat, I am so sorry for the loss of Lonnie, You and the family are in my prayers. Continue to be strong, he is now another guardian angel watching over you all. Condolences to you, I am a phone call away. Sincerely, Dawn C Boots

January 03, 2022

My condolences to the Williams family. I worked with him at Prescott House, and like others have commented, I too had many laughs with Lonnie (and his brother Tyrone). We seemed to find the humor in just about about any situation we encountered…a boy did we encounter some situations! In later years I would see Lonnie walking on the track at F&M, and we’d always stop and catch up on things.  I’m sorry that Lonnie & Tyrone are no longer with us, but they certainly made an impact on those they met.  John Stoudt  

January 02, 2022

Sending a prayer to the family. Our thoughts & condolences are with you!
Jogging, Basketball and Walking Buddy Forever!
Billy B, Brian & Family

January 01, 2022

Sending our deepest condolences to Ms. Pat and the entire family- Sandy Styer, Heather Torres and family…Rest well Mr. Lonnie…

January 01, 2022

To Pat and the entire William’s fsmily, I worked with Lonnie at ARC, and he was a pleasure to work with.May God watch over you, in your hours of need. Barbara Cameron and family.
 
 
  

January 01, 2022

From the Haley Crew of North Carolina: Our prayers are with you and your family. May God’s loving arms surround you and give your hearts peace. 

December 31, 2021

My sincere sympathy to Ms Pat, your children, & Family. Min Lonnie was loved by many and will be missed greatly. Praying your strength in the Lord. 
Crystal Brown-Pinkney

December 31, 2021

Sorry for the Family’s loss I was very fortunate to have cross paths with Lonzo and he would  stop and give his time to the young youths of Lancaster at that Boys Club words of wisdom for sure …..Rest well my Friend…..Charlie Hargrove Sr

December 31, 2021

Lonny helped me in alot of ways as I was troubled young man taught me not to care what people think and do me he showed me love can come from someone besides people in your family you are the man old head sucks your not here wishing I woulda kept in contact with you over these years rest in peace Alonzo thanks for all you have taught me and helped me with 
Rory Oatman

December 31, 2021

Alonzo was a good guy. I went to the same Jr High school as him and we were in some classes the same. RIP

December 31, 2021

I lift you all up in prayer. In this difficult time may you experience the supernatural peace of God, my deepest condolences!!

December 31, 2021

I’m sorry for your loss, May the hand of the almighty God cover and comfort you all bringing strength and peace. With 💖 Min. Joyceann Thomas 

December 31, 2021

To Pat, and the entire Williams family. I worked with Lonnie at ARC, and there was hardly a moment, when  he was at work that I didn’t laugh, his humor was untouchable. My prayers are with the family. He will be missed.

December 31, 2021

Prayers for a wonderful person and a wonderful family.

December 31, 2021

Sorry for your loss 

December 31, 2021

Our condolences  to your family. May God bless ,with peace , strength, sending  prayers. 

December 31, 2021

It’s hurts my heart to have to say good bye Lonnie T. You have been a part of my life since Jr. High at Lincoln. We coached together,  worked , talked, cried, and mostly laughed  together.  Thank you for allowing  me to be your life long friend.  Mike ( Magoo)

December 31, 2021

To Pat and the family: 
We are so very sorry in the passing of your husband/father/grandfather/uncle. Lonnie, as we called him was a long-time friend and we all met when we came to Faith Tabernacle back in 1987. Please accept our prayers and deepest condolences during this time but remember ‘weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning’. 

December 31, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pat and the family! Minister Lonnie was a good man and easy to get close to. He is at rest in heaven with Jesus! May the God of all comfort keep you!

December 31, 2021

My condolences to the family and friends. Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort and strength.

December 31, 2021

I am sending condolences/sympathy to Pat n Williams family members. I was not aware that Lonnie T was dealing with a serious health concern. During the time we worked as Hall Monitors at  McCaskey East we often talked-about our Boys Club n Camp Snyder experiences, him missing his buddies Gary B, Irving M not forgetting Tommy L n the fun that they had as campers. I start laughing to myself seeing Lonnie T doing the George Jefferson dance The Slop in the hallway at East. RIP Lonnie T your friend Papa Boots 

December 31, 2021

My heart is saddened, my condolences to the entire Williams Family.  From Tanedia, Bryan, Terrell 

December 30, 2021

To Pat and family so sorry to you and your family have my deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers love always Barbara Jones and family

December 30, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the entire family from the Morant and Servance family.  Our families grew up together on Locust Street and Pershing Ave.  Our hearts share in your loss.  Praying  that God’s peace, comfort and strength be with you.

December 30, 2021

My man A’lonni T, you and shell and Coach McDowell took me under y’all wing and showed me how it works in Lancaster. You and my youngest Marquise went head to head who was the fastest!!! We appreciate you and everything you have done for us..❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽

December 30, 2021

My DEEPEST CONDOLENCES, To the ENTIRE Williams’s family, from the other Williams’s family. 
Hugs and Kisses, Cookie Williams Plowden!!🙏🏾💔
 

December 30, 2021

I send prayers to the family in this time of sorrow. May God wrap you in his mercy and comfort. 
Sharon Waters

December 30, 2021

I will always love and miss u, your smile, your jokes, and guidance for both me and Ja’Zon. You always made me feel like a niece and not a cousin. Thank you!! 
Ruby Hollman

December 30, 2021

My Deepest, Deepest Sympathy 💔 & Condolences to Trev & Your Mother and Siblings. The Whole Family. My Prayers are with you 💞🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 💜
Denise ( Glover ) Kope

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