William Edward Friends
William Edward “Scab” Friends, Sr., 44, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus after suffering injuries from a work-related accident. His viewing will be held Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Church, Lebanon Road, Dover, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m.
William was born on December 27, 1974 in Wilmington, Delaware to Iris Ann Friends and William Edward Smith. He married his love and best friend, Patrice Williams, on November 4, 2017. Together they raised 5 sons. William worked at Forrest Fence as an Installer and he loved his job. In his spare time William loved to be surrounded by family and friends, especially his grandchildren. His work family paid this tribute to him, ‘William was not only a leader for his fellow coworkers, but he was family to many of us, a friend to all of us. That smile, the chuckle we all loved will be missed.’
William is survived by his wife, Patrice and their sons, Syncere Friends, William Friends, Jr., Tyrelle Williams, Cameron Williams, Shacore Williams, Anthony Rollins, Jr., and Tarae Ingram; their grandchildren Syncere Friends, Jr., Desiree Ingram, Amani Rollins, Aubrey Rollins, Tyanna Williams, Cameron Williams, Jr., Camarae Williams, Rodney Williams; Devoted sisters Lenora Brown and Trina Broomer; Loving aunts Jeanette Mayo, Geneva Broomer, Annie Ruth Mayo, Pearl Ponzo and Mary Smith; Special cousins Jermaine Dollard, Michael Mayo, Jerome Broomer, Gus Mitchell, Antoine Mayo and Kenya White; his best friend Wille (Qubal) Brothers.
William was preceded in death by his mother, Iris A. Friends, and his father, William E. (Scabby) Smith; Grandmothers Margaret Smith and Mom Bert.
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