Elijah R. Williams
Elijah R. Williams, 20, of Springfield, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at his home. He was born September 17, 2000 in Carbondale, IL to Montell Williams and Miranda Sellars.
He is survived by his mother, Miranda Sellars of Springfield and father, Montell Williams of Michigan City, IN; two brothers, Amir Smith and Ahmad Upshaw-Williams; grandparents, Janet Jensen of Marion, Carl Sellars of Texas and Sandy Williams of Chicago; great grandparents, Gloria Williams of Chicago; Marie Qualls of Johnston City, IL and Alice Brown of Chicago; aunts and uncles, Melissa (Jason) Lewis, Shane Sellars, Natasha Williams, Mecca Williams, Lawrence Williams, Nicole Williams and Nikita Hulbert and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his uncle Ramone Williams; grandfather, Charlie Brown III; great grandparents, Carl and Rose Sellars Sr., Charlie Brown, Jr., Lawrence Williams and Charles Dangbar
Elijah was a sophomore at the University of Louisville, KY. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
He graduated from Springfield High School where he participated in Track & Field and Football. He also played JFL football.
Visitation: 4 – 6 pm, Friday, November 13, 2020 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
A second visitation will be held from 1 – 3 pm, Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Makanda Baptist Church, 1548 Baptist Hill Road, Makanda, IL 62958.
Funeral Service: 3:00 pm Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Makanda Baptist Church, 1548 Baptist Hill Road, Makanda, IL 62958.
Burial will follow at Makanda Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to help with funeral costs.
CDC Protocol shall be followed.
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