Kevin Lemans Williams

Published 3:25 pm Saturday, June 30, 2018

Rev. Kevin Lemans Williams, 45, was born on Oct. 26, 1972 to Julius and JoAnn Jones Williams of Oxford. He was the oldest of three children. His brothers, Byron and Jeremy, reside in Oxford.

He departed this earthly life for his eternal home with Christ on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

He married Rachel Mckinney-Williams on March 18, 2000 at New Rock Hill church in Sardis, Miss., and God blessed them with three children, Morgan Kaye, 16, Johnathan Alexander, 15 and Joshua Caleb, 11. He was, aside from God, their everything.

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Rev. Williams attended the University of Mississippi where he majored in broadcast journalism. He delighted in his former days as a sports anchor for the campus TV station and Radio Host/DJ for the local radio station, known as Q 93.7.

Most recently, he was well-known in the sports community as a sports writer for, Rebel Nation Magazine and his own personal blog,, which allowed him to make connections all over the world. His greatest accomplishment, however, was serving as a humble servant of God.

He was baptized, married and received his call to ministry while serving at New Rock Hill M.B. Church under the guidance of God, Rev. Charles Richard Becton and shoulder to shoulder with his mother-in-law, Minister Ethel Wright Mckinney and Brother-in-law, Minister Irving Bishop. He served as a deacon, teacher and, later, Associate Minister.

God’s assignment for him was later revealed, when He placed him as the shepherd to lead the flock at McIvor Creek M.B. Church in Sardis, where he served for six years before God decided that his task here on earth was complete.

He leaves a host of other family and friends to cherish his memories and a very special Father-in-law, Lawrence William Mckinney Sr., who lovingly taught him and his children many life lessons on gardening, mechanics and simple, everyday life skills.

He loved his family, he loved his church, but most importantly, he loved God and God loved him.