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Frederick Douglas Williams Jr.


Fredrick Douglas Williams Jr. died peacefully on May 7, 2017 at home in his favorite room overlooking the water in Gulfport, Florida at the age of 79.

Fred is survived by his wife of 32 years Yvonne Williams; four children Regina, Angela, Darren, Lisa; and five grandchildren Danielle, Derrick, Brianna, Brittany and Ashe’.

Fred was born on June 22, 1937 in Columbus, Georgia to his parents Mr. Fredrick Douglas Williams Sr. and Mrs. Marion Jamerson Williams.

Fred proudly served in the US Marines Corps.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Virginia Union University and Graduate Studies at Hunter College with Degrees in Sociology, Social Work and Psychotherapy.   Fred was a LCSW, both in the state of New York and Florida  and life time member, teacher and Board Certified Member of The Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Fred is remembered by all for his calm, peaceful spirit.  He always encouraged and supported family, friends, and clients towards making better life choices.  His great sense of humor and strong identifiable laugh will not be forgotten.  Fred was dedicated to his career and and was a lifelong student.  In his leisure time he most enjoyed traveling, cruises, movies, book clubs, reading and visiting the numerous scenic local parks with the love of his life, Yvonne.

All are welcome to attend the joyous celebration of Fred’s life.  The funeral is scheduled for 10:30 AM on Monday May 22, 2017 at Bay Pines National Cemetery, with a reception to follow at War Veterans Memorial Park; area #5 The Point.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his honor to the Mutter Scholarship Fund,  Florida Society of Clinical Hynopsis 13705 SW 91 Ct. #C , Miami, FL 33176

The family would like to thank everyone for all the love and support we received.

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  • Peggie Marks says:

    I will always remember Fred’s great sense of fun, his playfulness, laughter, and how he loved to dance! He was a great friend who was there to help when I needed him most. His was a life well lived, and filled with much love from his family and many friends. Fred, we all wish you God speed as you begin your next great adventure!

  • Angela Trigg says:

    POP POP, YOUR LASTING IMPRESSION OF, LOVE, LAUGHTER, PATIENCE, UNDERSTANDING OF SELF, AND PERSISTENCE HAVE TAUGHT MANY VALUABLE LESSONS. THANK YOU.

  • Dr Mo says:

    Fred was a father to me. Our relationship guided me to many life transformations. I am a better person and able to give and love with joy and humour because of our relationship. As Fred was dying he askedME:” are Typus ok w my dying”? I said see you at the next stop, we laughed! Blessings to the family , infinite love Maria “Dr MO” Pertik 🕉❤️

  • Dr Mo says:

    Fred was a father to me. Our relationship guided me to many life transformations. I am a better person and able to give and love with joy and humour because of our relationship. As Fred was dying he asked ME:” are Typus ok w my dying”? I said see you at the next stop, we laughed! Blessings to the family , infinite love Maria “Dr MO” Pertik 🕉❤️

  • Wendy Coughlin says:

    I am at a loss for words to describe Fred, none seem sufficient. He was a great man, teacher, friend, mentor, role model and a phenomenal human being. I was privileged to know him in health and to see him challenge illness and prepare for death. Anyone who knew him benefited from being in his presence (whether they knew it or not). We were blessed to share the planet with him. Blessings to him as he travels on his journey.

  • MicheleMarie says:

    I shall miss Uncle Fred’s warm and welcoming smile, and his funny sense of humor:-) He was so easy going, and ready to help. He helped so many people who were not able to help themselves. He certainly made the world a better place just by being himself!
    Aunt Yvonne and family, I love you all very much, and my heartfelt love and condolences are with all of you, as we all lovingly remember Fred!😘 Love, MicheleMarie

  • Shelly Silverberg says:

    The man with a heart of gold. This world lost a great one! To the family, I’m so sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing him with us. Please take care of yourselves.

  • John McGrath says:

    The Williams Family,
    So sorry to hear of Fred’s dearth. He was a man of great courage, faith, and dignity. He was an inspiration to many.
    We enjoyed knowing him for over twenty years. and, we will miss him very much.
    Please accept our deepest condolences,
    At DHEIS DHE go RAIBH a ANAM.
    Ann and John McGrath.

  • Josette Green says:

    Fred was always bigger than life with his hearty laugh and his passion for guiding others to greater joy. Even in Oregon his loss is felt. My love to Yvonne and family.

  • Ani Crane says:

    So handsome, inside and out. Fred you left a beautiful legacy and touched whoever you met either with your words, your laughter or your smooth ‘moves’.Lol! I am blessed to have known you and spent time on planet earth with you. Namaste! XO

  • Rich Willey says:

    Who could ever forget Fred? I met this wonderful man in 1994, and he and his beautiful wife were very supportive of me both as a person and as a musician. Fred & Yvonne and his parents were in the audience many times when I played concerts in FL back in the mid ’90s, and Fred was always available to me when I called him in need of his support, wisdom and assurance. My life has been deeply enriched by both Fred and Yvonne. I am so grateful to have known Fred and for the important part he played in my “new” life since 1994. Thank you Fred, may God bless your beautiful soul (byooootiful!). . . I love you!

  • Michelle Rego says:

    My sympathy to Yvonne and to your family. Fred was a healer and a wise man. He helped me in so many ways, and I will always be grateful!

  • Evanette M. Luton says:

    To Yvonne and family, We will all miss Fred. I can remember many of the stories that Ed and his running buddy Fred, since high school, would tell each other when they got together. They had a lot of fun times and times when they almost got themselves into a lot of trouble. Here is an coincidence. They both passed within a few months of turning 80. They were almost like brothers.

    Take care
    Love Evanette

  • Cindy LePere says:

    Dear Friend …I will miss your beautiful voice, your kind spirit, and gentle wisdom. Much Love, Cindy LePete

  • Dr.Teressa V Staten says:

    I am sadden to learn of Fred’s passing, but it also heartwarming to know that he passed peacefully in a place that he loved with his love Yvonne at his side. Throughout Fred’s life he was known as a lover of water and swimming for him was like a second nature. He truly enjoyed good food and was particularly smitten with ice cream, particularly Hogen Diaz. He always “unsolicited” shared information to me and other family members about good books and good music. He was also a great dancer and often explored different settings to endulge. Once while visiting me and other family members in Lansing, MI, he went to a disco dance club and when the place closed at 2 AM, he had fallen asleep and the owner had to awake him so he would not be locked in. Through the years, he often shared this incident with his bold and infectious laughter. Fred was also so supportive and giving during the illness of my husband John who happened to be placed in Florida near his and Yvonne’s home. And, for this I am eternally grateful. May he Rest In Peace.
    “Because I could not stop for death, It finally stopped for me. The carriage carried just ourselves and immortality.” Emily Dickerson

  • Debbie Gregory says:

    Fred has held such a special place in my heart from the moment I met him. I will cherish our moments of joking, silliness and just being pranksters. He was many things to me: father, friend, teacher, confidant, mentor and a true example of love, peace and acceptance. It is true for myself, as I’ve also seen in so many others, knowing Fred is a life-changing experience. Fred has said that the love and support from Yvonne and his beautiful family have given him the strength and courage to always keep on doing the next right thing. You keep on dancing, Fred!! I love you, Debbie

  • Esther Klein says:

    I was so fortunate to be in a small monthly group with Fred and share our drives to, along with spending time together at FSCH. It was easy to see why he was so loved by so many people who were lucky enough to know him. His wisdom, sense of humor, honesty and caring along with that infectious laugh, will be greatly missed. It was also such a pleasure to hear him “brag” about his wife with such love and appreciation. My sympathy to Yvonne and family.
    Hugs to you, Fred–