Rev. Christopher Van Williams
Beloved Husband, Father, Son and Brother
Reverend Christopher Van Williams, 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, July 7, 2023. Born in Houston, Texas on January 5, 1955, he was the fourth of eight children to Eddie and Nora Williams. Christopher led a life filled with purpose and passion.
He committed his life to Christ at an early age. As a teenager, he taught Sunday School at church; at home, he taught his siblings about Christ. Once he reached adulthood, he joined Greater St. Matthew Church and eventually became Superintendent of the Sunday School. He taught Scriptures in Brotherhood, Singles Ministry, and was an active member of the Post Office Bible Class. Christopher was bold for Christ, unafraid to tell everyone about God’s gift to the world, and how believers in Jesus Christ will have eternal life. He was a great Bible scholar, teacher, and brother.
In 1993 Christopher married the love of his life, Gwendolyn, and together they shared a bond that endured for over 30 years. As a dedicated father, Christopher nurtured and faithfully provided for his children, Tukestia and Marcus.
Reverend Christopher Williams accepted his call into the ministry and was ordained as a minister by Pastor Gusta Booker, Sr. He was an accomplished poet who used his God-given talent to publish and captivate readers with his literary masterpiece “Canticle Majesty”. He also published several other books of poetry about his life and life with Christ.
Christopher graduated from Ross Shaw Sterling High School in 1973 and later attended tax preparation and business courses with H&R Block. He worked at Oshman’s Sporting Goods until he began his career with the United States Postal Service, where he worked for many years until his well-deserved retirement in 2009.
Reverend Christopher Williams is preceded in eternal rest by his father, Eddie Wellington Williams, Sr.
Saturday, July 22, 2023
Viewing: 9 -10:45 PM
Celebration of Life Services: 11 AM
Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church
7701 Jutland Road
Houston, Texas 77033
Rev. Gusta Booker, III, Interim Pastor
Paradise South Cemetery