James Nathan Williams Jr. passes; loved politics, helped created Coraopolis NAACP – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2021-06-09 10:12:00 –

James Nathan Williams Jr., also known as “Jimmy,” died on Sunday, June 6, according to the New Pittsburgh Courier. He was 71 years old.

Williams was born on June 17, 1949 in Sewickley, the eldest son of the late James Nathan and Verma (Lacquer) Williams.

Williams grew up in Coraopolis and graduated from Coraopolis High School in 1967. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed a graduate course in public administration.

According to the obituary, Williams loved politics, served as a police officer under the late Fred Trello, and ran for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In the late 1970s, Williams helped create the Coraopolis branch of the NAACP.

Williams served as a non-commissioned officer in the Air National Guard for over 26 years and retired in 1995 with the honor of becoming the first African-American senior sergeant at the 171st Pennsylvania Air National Guard Greater Pittsburgh Airport.

Williams was also the Deputy Sheriff of Allegheny County.

Williams has spent years developing treatment programs at various hospitals and treatment centers in the Greater Pittsburgh area to help people with mental health and substance abuse problems. He was Secretary-General of the House of the Crossroads and then Field Director of the Pittsburgh Union for Substance Abuse.

He was a member of many organizations, including the Air Force Sergeant Association, Robert Morris University Visitors Committee, and the American Academy of Public Administration. He was also the first African-American member of the long-established civil society AMEN Corner and continued to be a member of the FROGS organization in Pittsburgh.

Doris Carson Williams and her husband James Williams at the Urban League Awards Gala on December 7, 2018. (Courier file photo)

In 1988, Williams joined the Bethel AME Church in the Hill district. He served as a guide and a board member of the Board of Trustees. He chaired the board of councilors.
Williams cooked, cooked his own recipes, played golf, and went to Martha’s Vineyard every summer, especially with his wife, Doris Carson Williams.

Williams was survived by his wife, Doris Carson Williams, chairman and chief executive officer of the African-American Chamber of Commerce in western Pennsylvania. Son, James Nathan Williams III (Brook). Brother, Russell Eldon Williams (Kim). Grandchildren, James Bourne El B. Williams and Jade Marie B. Williams. And many relatives, friends, and enthusiastic supporters.

Williams’ viewing will take place Thursday, June 10th from 2pm to 7pm, Friday 11th June from 10am to 11am, and the funeral will take place Friday 11th June from 11am. .. The funeral will take place at the Bethel AME Church at 2720 Webster Ave.

Instead of flowers, we accept donations and donations at the church.

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