Kendall Lesher Williams of Prosperity, died Sunday, October 25, 2015 on his eighteenth birthday.

Born on October 25, 1997, he was a son of Otis B. Williams, Jr. and Tina Lesher Williams. Kendall was a senior at Mid Carolina High School and attended Macedonia Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his father, Otis (Melissa) Williams of Prosperity; his mother, Tina Williams of Columbia; brothers, Chandlor Justin Williams of Prosperity and J.D. Lindler of Meridian, MS; a sister, Maya Elena Williams of Prosperity; grandparents, Roy Lesher, Otis B. Williams, Sr., Carmen Williams and Kathy Meade and great-grandmother, Sara Shealy.  He was predeceased by a grandmother, Alice Newman Lesher.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Macedonia Lutheran Church by the Rev. Randall Derrick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:30 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church, 49 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1741, Greenwood, SC 29648.

Active pallbearers will be John Roberts, Barron Roberts, Brandon Roberts, Cory Bedenbaugh, Derrick Livingston, Ryan Livingston, Landon Dowd and Justin Weatherford.

A note of condolence may be written to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below.


#50 d mullins rn 2015-11-08 19:36
So very sorry to read of the tragic accident and loss of your Kendall
Death is an enemy to all of us. God refers to death as the 'enemy that will soon be brought to nothing,' [1Corinthians 15:26.] Please be encouraged by these words from the Bible, because the Bible gives us the wonderful resurrection hope. [John 5:28,29.]
Our creator, Jehovah God , promises to remove from the earth all bad things and the 'righteous will live on the here forever',[ Psalms 37:9,10,11,28 and 29].
" God will wipe all the tears from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."[Revelati on 21:4,5.]
#49 Alice Plyler Glass 2015-10-31 21:50
I grew up one block away from Kendall's grandmother Alice and John and I know his grandfather Roy very well. We are so sorry about what happened to their grandson and since we have grandsons who hunt we are especially touched by this accident. May God give His peace and comfort to all who knew and loved Kendall. John and Alice Glass
#48 hannah Derrick 2015-10-30 14:36
im so sorry about kendall he was so sweet
#47 Znesha Gallman 2015-10-29 16:14
My Prayers goes out to Kendall family and friends. You will truly be missed. We love you Kendall Williams #RIP
#46 Patsy Smith Branham 2015-10-29 11:20
I would like to extend my sympathy to the entire family. My prayers are with each of you as you face this difficult time. I will continue to pray for you all, and may God's peace surround you in the days to come.
#45 Harold & Ola Mae 2015-10-29 11:10
Our sympathy goes out to the whole family. We pray that our Loving Heavenly Father will comfort you and give you peace knowing Kendall is with our Lord now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and the days ahead. GOD BLESS YOU !
With love
Harold & Ola Mae
#44 Ken Barton 2015-10-29 07:39
Tina, Otis, Chandlor, Uncle Jock and Family:
There are no words to comfort you. I can only offer our deepest sympathy to all of you. The loss of your son is so tragic and sudden. We can only live on knowing Kendall is resting in Heaven and Grandma Alice was there to welcome him...our thoughts, prayers and love to you all.
Ken and Family
Lancaster, PA
#43 Susan B. Smith 2015-10-29 00:04
To the Family, our hearts are broken and we are loss of words. However, our son Brandon, will always remember the special friend he was, the fun times with Kendall and always one to make him laugh. We pray that God will comfort yall and help you get through each day and all those who mourn his loss. Love, Susan, Virgil, Nathan & Brandon Smith
#42 Cheryl Bedenbaugh 2015-10-28 21:55
Tina, David and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family at the loss of your dear Kendall. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you always is our prayer for you. Love, David and Cheryl
#41 Carol Barton 2015-10-28 21:43
Tina, Otis.Chandler and Uncle Jick (Roy),

Our thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you. There really are no words to comfort this left behind ehen a young man's life is cut short. I can only say how very, very sorry we are.
Carol Barton
(Aunt) Leta Barton
#40 Tim & Nancy Owen 2015-10-28 19:33
Please know that you all are in our prayers and in our hearts. May God give you His peace and hold you in His loving arms as you face all of your tomorrows until you are reunited with Kendall. May our Lord lift you up knowing that Kendall is now the the arms of our Father God. Our live and deepest heartfelt sympathy to all of you, Nancy and Tim Owen
#39 Rhiannon 2015-10-28 14:21
Melissa, We are so very sorry to hear about Kendall. Our prayers are with each of you. Love and Hugs!
#38 Julie Alewine 2015-10-28 13:06
Otis, Melissa, Chandler, JD, and Maya - We were so sad to hear about Kendall. I know that this is a very difficult time for all of you and I am so sorry that you are having to endure such pain. Kendall was an amazing young man with a very contagious smile. I have seen many pictures posted on facebook and can tell how much he was truly loved by his friends at school as well. It breaks my heart that you are having to go through something that we all never want to go through and I can't even begin to imagine your pain right now. However, please know that we love you all so much and are praying that God give you strength and wrap His loving arms around all of you during this difficult time and the days to come.
1 Corinthians 2:9 No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.
Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; He offers strength to the weak.
Isaiah 26:4 Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all of your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths.
You are all in our thoughts, our hearts, and in our prayers.
We love you all so very much!
Love, Brantley, Julie, Tyler, and Cody Alewine
#37 Olivia and Grady Ful 2015-10-28 10:27
Melissa Otis, Chandler, JD, and Maya, out thoughts and prayers are with you this week and in the days ahead. We are praying for God's peace that passes all human understanding to be with you. We are here for you as well.
#36 Ramona Schiffert 2015-10-28 09:16
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you all and give you Peace.
#35 Karen craven 2015-10-27 22:27
I am sorry for your loss I did not know Kendall but I knew tori and you and your family have my heart felt Condolences my thoughts and payers are with you and your family Karen craven
#34 Bobby & Fran Dwiggin 2015-10-27 21:53
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Love to each of you. Bobby & Fran
#33 Dia & Tony Ware 2015-10-27 20:15
Williams Family, We do not know your family but please know that our family will be holding your family up in prayer. may God guide you and give you strength during this most difficult of times.
#32 Brice & Alice Boozer 2015-10-27 18:43
May your family find comfort in knowing that there are many of us praying for you and your family. May G0D give you strength during this difficult time.
#31 Brice & Alice Boozer 2015-10-27 18:17
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God be with you all during this very difficult time. It is so hard to lose a child. However I've been told that God takes only the best.
#30 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-10-27 16:56
Our family holds you up in thought and prayer. Mere words cannot assuage your grief, however know that many people are offering their collective prayers for your family. We offer you our support. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#29 Beverly-Jimmy Martin 2015-10-27 16:47
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God be with you all during this very difficult time.
#28 Karen Lindler Smith 2015-10-27 15:51
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#27 Coroner Craig Newton 2015-10-27 14:29
Williams Family, My prayers continue to be with you all. I know your hearts are broken and I pray you will find strength and peace through the Lord. Family, Friends, and God will comfort and guide you. You have my number should you need to talk or need any assistance.
Craig & Robyn Newton
#26 Mike huffstickler 2015-10-27 13:17
Otis so very sorry for your loss may God comfort you and your family during this time and always
#25 Don Wood 2015-10-27 12:14
Otis,You have my deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss. If I or any of the staff can do anything to help please
let us know. Don Wood & Town of Winnsboro Staff and friends.
#24 Michelle Russo 2015-10-27 11:22
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all during this difficult time. May God give you peace and strength in the days ahead.

Michelle, Austen, and Mia
#23 Amber Kesler 2015-10-27 10:43
My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around you & lead you to find peace & comfort in all the days ahead.

-Tyler & Amber Kesler
#22 Jackie Haltiwanger 2015-10-27 10:17
Otis, Melissa and Families, May God keep you in His arms at this time of sorrow. Please accept our sympathy and you all will be in our prayers. Doug, Jackie, Carrie and Clarissa Haltiwanger
#21 Kathy Boland 2015-10-27 09:30
Tina and Family,

My heart is sadden to hear about Kendall. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God will bless you with His strength and comfort during this difficult time. Trust in Him with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5).

In deepest sympathy
#20 Frances Seibert 2015-10-26 22:20
Keeping you in thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God's arms enfold you in His everlasting love.
#19 Mary Harley 2015-10-26 21:11
Tina, words can't describe how sorry I am about Kendall. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. God doesn't put more on us than we can handle. Love ya, Mary
#18 Billy & Edith Morris 2015-10-26 18:17
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. May your sweet memories carry you through you grief.
#17 Eugenia Matthews 2015-10-26 16:28
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
#16 Tiffany L Dawkins 2015-10-26 14:39
Otis and Melissa,
We are so sorry for you loss. We will miss that sweet smile of his. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Wade, Tiffany, Lane, Jordan and Preston.
#15 Paul and Roxie Moore 2015-10-26 13:58
I know words cannot express the anguish you are experiencing and I can't imagine your grief. We don't know why this happened but nor can we understand the ways of GOD. I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that Kendall is with Jesus and that you will be reunited with him in GOD's kingdom in GOD's time. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers and may GOD grant you peace! Much Love, Paul, Roxie, Sam, and Matt Moore.
#14 April and Josh Hughe 2015-10-26 13:34
Otis, Melissa, and family,
Words can describe how sorry we are to hear about Kendall. Praying for all of you for peace and comfort. God Bless you.
Sincerely, Josh, April, Amber and Skylar
#13 Jane Pitts 2015-10-26 13:32
Melissa and Family,

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss.

Jane Pitts
#12 Johnny & Renee Derri 2015-10-26 13:12
Otis, Melissa and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of need. May God lift you up and keep you going.
Johnny, Renee, and girls.
#11 Katie Haug 2015-10-26 12:56
Sweet friends, holding you close in our hearts & prayers and are heartbroken for you & your entire family.
#10 Barry and Wanda Hart 2015-10-26 12:46
Otis, Melissa and family, we are thinking of you, you are in our prayers. So sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray that God will keep his arms around all of you.
Barry, Wanda and Meghan Hartman
#9 Rhonda Johnson 2015-10-26 12:36
May your family find comfort in knowing there are MANY who are praying and thinking of you, at this time.
Jamie, Rhonda, & Sam Johnson
#8 Stacie Martin 2015-10-26 12:32
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you feel God's arms wrapped around you in the days ahead. Michael, Stacie, Ryan, & Allison Martin
#7 Bridgett shealy 2015-10-26 12:20
Obis & Melissa you and are family are all in my heart and thoughts and prayers sending you all lots and lots of hugs and lots of love and lots of prayers.
#6 Gena Zolan 2015-10-26 12:06
Melissa and family, You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you all during this difficult time. All our love, The Zolan's
#5 Nica Dowd 2015-10-26 12:01
Our love, thoughts and prayers are with your family each moment. Landon and Luke have enjoyed being friends with Kendall since 4th grade...he always made them laugh and was never without a smile. God bless and keep you in the palm of His hand always. He will never leave you. Lamentations 3:22-23. We pray for your peace knowing how much you miss you dear young man. The Lowell, Nica, Landon and Luke Dowd
#4 Henry Franklin 2015-10-26 11:55
My family and I were so sorry to hear about Kendall. We will be remembering you in our prayers in the coming days. God Bless.
#3 Pat & Dorothy Longsh 2015-10-26 11:14
Otis, Melissa, and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God's peace to you.
#2 Rodney & Mary Bedenb 2015-10-26 10:50
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace. Rodney and Mary
#1 nancy stoudemire 2015-10-26 10:23
My family's sympathy and prayers are with you all. My son Ryan and Kendall have been friends since elementary school. May God be with you at this time of grief. The Stoudemire family

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