Tony Dallas Glenn Williams

Published 1:41 pm Monday, October 8, 2018

Bishop Tony Dallas Glenn Williamsof Mocksville died on Oct. 1, 2018.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1962 in Mocksville to the late Charlie T. Williams and Mary F. Williams. He spent his formative years in Mocksville.  At an early age, he joined Fairfield Baptist Church in Mocksville. As an adult, he was baptized in Files Chapel Baptist Church in Lexington by the late Rev. F.D. Betts. He graduated from Davie County High School in 1981.  In July, 1981, he moved to Winston-Salem. He joined New Faith Chapel in Winston-Salem under the leadership of Bishop L.S. Tate. He served in the church ministry as an usher and within a short time was appointed to church trustee. On Sept. 11, 1983, he heard and accepted the call from God to preach His word.  On Dec. 15, 1984, Williams married the love of his life, the late First Lady Sally E. Williams.  She was the daughter of the late Deacon Albert Ervin Sr. and Mother Amell Ervin. After a brief honeymoon, he returned to continue to serve in the ministry. He was appointed as the ruling elder of the New Faith Chapel Jurisdiction in November 1987. He was later appointed as co-pastor for the Open Door Apostolic Church in Winston-Salem in April 1988. The host Pastor and Mother was C.L. Acker. He was appointed as New Faith Chapel Overseer in February 1989.  He served as a member of the Crusade Outreach for Lost Souls, and a member of the Prayer Warrior Team. As his ministry grew, so did his family. On Jan. 9, 1993 his daughter, Shauntes Williams, was born. He served as pastor of the Open Door Apostolic Church from 1990-2011.  In 2013 he recognized a need in the community, so he founded the Greater Works Crusade. Bishop Williams preached the word of God across several states, while preaching and teaching in numerous churches and organizations.  In 2018 he was appointed Bishop of Evangelism in the Greater Church of Deliverance.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally E. Williams; his father, Charlie T. Williams; father-in-law, Albert Ervin Sr.; and a sister, Fredia W. Chambers.

Survivors: his daughter, Shauntes Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; mother, Mary F. Williams; mother-in-law, Amell Ervin; brother, M. Craig (Cheryl) Williams; sister, Deitra P.C. (Quinton) Floyd; brother, Timothy F.S. Williams; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, his church families, his special god-children, friends and family in Christ, and the community.

His funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Mocksville. Bishop Freddie Marshall officiated and Bishop Kenneth Swarringer delivered the eulogy. Burial followed in Fairfield Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour before the service.