Donny "Duke” Williams, 46, went home to be with the Lord February 21, 2021, as he passed away peacefully at Randolph Hospice.
Duke was a native of Guilford County, and the son of the late Cynthia Jo Pedley-Williams and Jesse Odell Hall. In addition to his parents, he also was preceded by his grandparents, Frances Mabe Pedley and John “Dub” Pedley; uncle, Harry Mabe Jr.
Survivors include his sisters, Shannen Pedley Scott of Austin, Texas, and Angela Mabe Finney and Kenneth of Climax; nephews, Nicholas Finney of Climax, and James “Jimmy” Scott; niece, Kayla Jordan Scott of Thomasville, NC; aunt, Brenda Mabe of Greensboro; special friends, Rebecca Lett of Liberty, Damon Kidd of Colfax, and Ken Sellars of Winchester, Virginia; and a host of extended family and friends.
He served his country with the United States Navy. He graduated from Southern Guilford High School in 1993. He later graduated from NC A&T Phi Theta Kappa with honors.