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Elmer Jerome Williams

Jerome “Bud” Williams was born October 30, 1960, to the late Elmon Hunt and Elizabeth Belton-Williams in Buffalo NY. Jerome received his education in the Columbus Public Schools, he graduated from Linden McKinley High School.

Jerome was employed at Roses after retiring from Home Depot.

Jerome loved the Dallas Cowboys, helping others and being a handy man for his family. His favorite saying was “Bud every man’s nightmare and every woman’s dream. He met many friends in his life. He had an infectious smile that would like light up the darkest

On March 13, 2024 Jerome transitioned from this life. Jerome was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Williams of Buffalo, NY, Susie Duncan of Buffalo NY, and Deborah Williams; four brothers, Lester and Jerry Williams, Rodney and William Redding; his only grandson, Jamareil Caldwell; and nephew, Kirk Benjamin.

Jerome leaves to cherish his memories his caring and devoted wife, Lisa Willams; son, Andre of Buffalo, NY.; daughters, Tamieko Ellman and Jaleesa (Jamal) Moss-Raglin; three granddaughters, Triniti White, Dai Smith and Musiq Wakefield; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Vivian Benjamin of Pittsburgh, PA, Peggy (King) Baines of Buffalo NY, and Thelma (Leonard) Williams-Davis. A host of nieces, nephews and cousins, including special nephews, Timothy Belton and Darryl Williams of Buffalo, NY and Robert “Gooch” (Michelle) Jones; special nieces, Latrisha Jones, Kimberly Williams of Buffalo, NY and Shelley Benjamin of Pittsburgh, PA; special friends, Matthew “Dickey” (Loretta) Benson, Terry Davis of Atlanta, GA and Teddy Mays of Buffalo, NY.

Visitation 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 23, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Williams Family, visit

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