Leon Williams was born to the union of Reverend Cefus E. Williams and Alzonia Williams on
April 23, 1946, in Seattle, Washington.
He attended Edmond S. Meany Jr. High School in Seattle Washington for grades 7-9. The family
moved to California in 1963 and he attended and graduated from Galileo High School in San Francisco,
CA. As a young kid, to earn money for summer trips and school clothes, Leon would pick beans.
His interests included gardening and automobiles. He loved street racing. He also loved watching
Western Movies. Back then, the price of a movie was 10 cents, and his favorite (Popcorn) was also
10 cents a bag. Leon had many close childhood friends. To name a few: James Jones, Willie Swanson,
Eddy Underwood, Harold Fisher, and Turk .
In 1973, Leon met Venezuela Kennedy and accepted her daughter Donicia Gardner as his own, and they were later married. From this union, two children Badru and Darnell Williams were born.
Over the years Leon has held multiple places of employment including the San Francisco United States Postal Service where he was a Vehicle Maintenance Manager. He also worked for San Francisco Muni Transit as a Maintenance Technician. He also worked for the San Francisco Waste Water Treatment Facility in the North Point district as a Sewage Technician. After some time off he return to the workforce as a Security Supervisor for Ambassador Private Security where he and his loving wife Venezuela were very instrumental in helping his son Badru Williams build the company to where it is today. Leon attended Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church from 2008 – 2013.
Leon loved talking with his co-workers and has still kept in contact with many friends over the years. Leon made friends easily wherever he was employed; he has always been a people’s person. Leon has always loved his family over any and everything. Family has always been his priority and he loved them all no matter what. His grandchildren were his pride and joy outside of his marriage. Leon loved to take trips to Reno whenever he got a chance too.
Leon was preceded in death by his parents Cefus and Alzonia Williams, his Uncle Silos, his brother Charles Williams, his younger sister Rhonda Holly-Hawley, his older sister Lillie Wade whom he had a deep love for, and his nephew Pastor Alonzo Wade, and the love of his life Venezuela Kennedy-Williams.
Leon leaves to cherish his loving memories a daughter, Donicia Gardner; two sons, Badru (and wife) and Darnell Williams; daughter in-law Kathy Robinson, a brother, John Lee Williams; an adopted sister,
Mona Lisa Williams, a sister in law, Simone Newman; five grandkids, Marcus Gilmore, Mahoganey Williams, Aaliyah Gilmore, Jacoby Williams, Julius Williams, and Layla Kennedy Williams on the way; seven nieces, Chantell Baker, Yvette Wade, Yalonda Wade, Fatima Kennedy, Vanta Moore, Raushanna Burton, Alicia Munmon, three nephews, Amiel Wade, James Hall, Ronaile Burton, five great nieces, Kalee Wade, Taquayla Norbert, Tiyanna Kennedy, Tiara Norbert, Marlee Lyons, ; three great nephews, Kendall Wade, Darrien Clark, Randy Munmon; two great-great nephews Keion and Major Fox; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.