Lance Mitchell Williams

July 30, 1980 - October 15, 2022
Lance Mitchell Williams

Lance Mitchell Williams, age 42, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2022,  after a long, brave battle with addiction. He is survived by his son, Riley (Ri-Bug) Williams and Riley’s mother Mary Rhodes as well as his daughter, Marissa (Shaye) Williams. He is also survived by his parents, Mark and Betsy (Householder) Williams, a brother Ryan (Crystal) Williams, a sister, Tara (Bryan) Gallagher, and a brother, Dustin (Amy Sherwood) Williams. Additionally, he is survived by a nephew, Henry Williams and nieces, Evey Williams and Lydia Williams. And finally, his long-time best friend, Trevor Robinson.

 Lance is not to be defined by his addiction or his mistakes. He was so much more than that. He was a vibrant, funny kid from the country who had a passion for playing sports and riding his bike. Lance always had an ornery, infectious sense of humor that would dominate a gathering, one usually of his immediate family who he absolutely cherished and adored. He was fanatical about the Philadelphia Eagles and loved nothing more than a day spent watching his ‘Birds’.  Early in life, Lance developed an appreciation for fishing and still found a day by a body of water with a rod and a reel the most relaxing. He loved watching Jeopardy, birdwatching, building a blazing bonfire, boasting about his amazing kids, cooking up the world’s best batch of chili, and a great massage. And despite his decades long battle with his demons, he was forever the optimist. Perhaps this was because of the hope Lance always carried regarding God’s promise found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Those of us who share the same faith, look longingly forward to the day we will hold Lance again. Lance made new, mentally and physically, free from the inner turmoil that consumed him. This was our Lance. He is not just a statistic or “another one gone too soon”. He was our dad, our son, our brother, our uncle, and our friend. He was a gift that has been lost. He was a light in our lives, now dimmer. But both we and Lance maintain a bright future and we know he will be waiting for us there…. just around the corner.

In keeping with Lance’s wishes, no funeral service will be observed.  Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- Martin Chapel, in Calcutta were entrusted with arrangements. 

 

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  • November 17, 2022
    Jody says:
    As I woke up this morning this name came to mind it was my little cousins name that passed away quite a few years back. I googled his name and this Lance caught my eye and his age a couple years younger than I. I read the story and was touched. Touched by a angel that just helped me see the other side of things. I to am a struggling addict father of four that have lead a life of battles and I truly believe this angel just changed my life.

  • October 24, 2022
    Love Alex and Carol Jones says:
    Our memories of Lance goes b ack to younger days. J.P.Jones, riding bikes, and having fun in Toronto, We enjoyed Lance He was alwayes polkite, funny, and a joy to be around.I know you will miss him very much.

  • October 18, 2022
    Darci says:
    My heart breaks for the loss you have experienced in your family. What a beautiful eulogy to honor him. I will always remember his ornery, infectious sense of humor, and think of him fondly. I look forward to seeing him again when he can enjoy all of these aspects of his life and be reunited with his loving family

  • October 18, 2022
    Devin Zabala says:
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Although I haven’t seen Lance in years I will always remember his laugh and pranks on us when I would sleep over growing up. As said above so beautifully I looked forward to seeing Lance again, just around the corner. I love your family so much and am so sorry for your pain.

  • October 18, 2022
    Ronda says:
    My sympathy to you and your family. I dont know your family or Lance but his obituary Touch My Heart Immensely. I can see the Lance was very loved. I am so glad he knew the Lord and will have eternity in heaven.