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Mr. Ned Samuel “Jo Jo” Williams

February 28, 1944 ~ March 17, 2022 (age 78)

It is with heartfelt condolences that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. and members of the Williams family announces the transition of Mr. Ned Samuel “Jo Jo” Williams of Darlington. Mr. Williams exchanged mortal for immortality on Thursday evening, March 17, 2022 at his residence with his beloved family present. 

Funeral service is 2:00PM on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in Hart No. 2 Cemetery. Interment will follow. Please adhere to mask wearing and social distancing at this service.  


     Mr. Ned Samuel Williams, aka “JoJo”, a son of the late Roosevelt L. Williams and Nellie Wells Williams was born on February 28, 1944 in Sumter, SC.   He passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at his home.

    Ned began his formal education in the Sumter County Public Schools before his family moved to New Jersey.  He graduated and began his working career at Fine Pigment in Newark NJ and other various jobs.

     Ned eventually moved to Raleigh, NC where he worked at various jobs, until he became a widow.

     Ned moved to Florence, SC and was united in marriage to Virginia Hannah Hudson in April 2005, then he moved and made his home in Darlington, SC. He became a member of Center Baptist Church where he was a member of The Male Chorus and also a member of The Celestial Choir.  He enjoyed his family and friends.

    Those left to cherish his memory are: his loving and devoted wife, Virginia Hannah Williams of the home; his daughters, Angela (Derrick) Fields of  Raleigh, NC, Pandora (Kenneth) Thompson of Florence, SC, Mary Hudson, Carolyn (Danny) Moses and Larvarsha (Demitri) Tedder all of Darlington, SC; his sons: Don Juan Ward and Kamon Williams both of Raleigh, NC; two sisters: Rosa W. Washington of Newark, NJ and JoAnn W. Brown of Sumter, SC; six sisters-in-law; a host of grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  He also have two special cousins who he referred to as sisters:  Dorothy Bowden of Oxford, NC and Marie Thomas of Linden, NJ.  Special friends Edna Mae Zimmerman of Lamar, SC and Kenny Lawrence of Florence, SC.

    He was preceded in death in addition to his parents: a brother, Roosevelt Williams, Jr.; his sisters: Lizzie Mae Williams, Louise Williams, Pauline Williams and Loretta Jones; and a  grandson, Terrence Montel Williams.

Ned had a rich life with family and friends.

Visitation for relatives and friends are held at the residence, 406 South Warley Street, Darlington. 

Please keep Mr. Ned Williams’ family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. 

 Service Information

Funeral Service
March 24, 2022

2:00 PM
Hart No. 2 Cemetery
Timmonsville Highway
Darlington, SC 29532

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