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Mr. Lee Ernest Williams, age 67, of Moncure, North Carolina entered eternal rest on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
Dr. Lee Ernest Williams entered this world on March 1, 1956. He departed on the wings of an Angel on the night of November 9, 2023, at his home with family.
Lee was born to Ms. Novella Williams and the late Mr. Wyatt Carter II, in Collier County Florida.
Lee attended K- 12 with Collier County Schools and graduated from Immokalee High School in 1974. He attended Bethune-Cookman College where he graduated in 1977 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He crossed into Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity while at Bethune-Cookman and served as line president. He was member of Who’s Who, YMCA, Science Club and Mens Senate. After graduating from Bethune Cookman, he attended Howard University where he graduated with a PHD in Electro Analytical Chemistry in 1981.
Lee worked for more than 30 years as an Agricultural Scientist with Bayer Crop Science, Ciba-Geigy, and others. After working as a scientist his desire to teach led him to teach science and math at multiple schools including Goldsboro High School, Lee Charter Academy in Fort Myers Florida, Central Carolina Community College in Sanford NC and Wayne Community College in Goldsboro. Lee took great interest in his students and would go above and beyond ensuring the students had food, clothing, and shoes as necessary. He had a great passion for helping people which was exhibited by his engagement with the youth and elderly. He was strong proponent of education always encouraging and supporting youth. He most recently served as a referee for baseball and softball. He loved watching old Westerns and football and basketball on tv.
Before his health declined you could find Lee on almost any day grilling. He loved to grill and see you enjoy the food he prepared. Throughout his career Lee lived in multiple states; he always found a church to be a part of and maintained a personal relationship with God when he was no longer able to attend church.
Lee was preceded in death by his father Wyatt Carter and his stepmother Marie Davis Carter.
Lee leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 13 years, Bridget Williams; his mother, Novella Williams; his daughters, Tamara Williams, Monique Boyd (Titus),Patrice London (Elliot), Vashaunda Brown (Rodmicus) and Tandra Hollis and Victor Carr that he loved and cared for as his own; two bonus children, Brandon Farrar(Tascha) and Whitney Farrar; his grandchildren, Gabriella, Kennedy, Maya, Genesis, Elleigh, Alex, Ella, Rodmicus, Jr., Jauvorie , Caleb, Darius, Dayteon, Arianna and Aden.
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