We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ben Davis Funeral Home
Kenneth Manfred Williams, affectionately known as “Ken” was born in Bonthe District, Sierra Leone, on the 14th of May, 1954 to Mr. Victor Williams who worked at the Peace Corps Office, in Freetown, as an accountant, and Mrs. Catherine Davies Williams, a prominent business woman and politician.
Ken attended the Tormabum Methodist Primary School in Bonthe, the Huntingdon Primary School in Jui, and the St. Helena High School in Freetown, Sierra Leone. After graduating from high school, he became a teacher at the Bishop Crowther Primary school located at Cline Town.
In 1980, Ken migrated to the United States to further his education. He joined his relatives in Houston, and became wedded to his beautiful wife, Juliana Musu Koroma in 1987. He graduated from the Houston Community College with an Associate Degree in Mental Health, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Houston, in December, 2000. He was employed at the Holiday Inn, as a manager, and later at the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department where he retired in 2015 after 20 years of exemplary service, as a Juvenile Probation Officer.
Ken was well loved by his co-workers, family and friends. He was a bright spark in this world and will be deeply missed by many. Anyone that truly knew him, knew he had such a big heart, and was touched by his kindness, humor, and mild temperament. We will all miss him more than words can say. Ken, if love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place that no one could ever fill.
He was a grassroot Tegloma of Houston member, and an All People’s Congress (APC) stalwart. He enjoyed listening to music, loved red wine, and hated brown rice.
He is survived by his wife Juliana; son, Jeremy; daughter, Janet; brothers: Jimmy Routley in Iceland, and Michael Williams in Australia; sisters: Ella Routley in London and Victoria Williams in Freetown; and several aunts and uncles, in Freetown and the USA.
He is also survived by the Conjoh, Bassey, Sawyerr, Adams, Bailey, Sesay, Leigh, Miller, Seilenga, Nallo, Jabati, Koroma and “Embassy” families as well as special friends in Texas which include Ben Miller, Henry Parker, Prince Leigh, Thomas Davies, Yarta Sesay, and John Kandeh,
May his soul rest in perfect peace.
To celebrate Ken's life, the family has entrusted the professional services to Ben Davis Funeral Home, 931 Preston St., Columbus, TX 78934.