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William Friends

William Friends

Thursday, December 26, 1974 Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Obituary for William Edward Friends

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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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Calvary Assembly of God
    1141 E. Lebanon Road
    Dover, DE
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, March 16, 2019
    11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Calvary Assembly of God
    1141 E. Lebanon Rd
    Dover, DE
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, March 16, 2019
    1:00pm

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Artina

I express my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear love one. May God of tender mercies and comfort strengthen you during this time of sorrow - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4, it is his promise that you will see your love one again, John 5:28, 29.
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Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the Father of tender mercies and God of all comfort be with you at this time of sorrow. 2Corinthians 1:3,4
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BP

I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
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D Brown

I am sorry for the loss of your dear loved one, Wiliam. Our Heavenly Father is aware of the anguish you are experiencing. Even though death brings you much pain and sorrow, it does not leave your famiy without hope. The promises contained in the Bible regarding the dead provides hope of seeing your dead loved ones again. He who gave life to all mankind has promised at John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4 to restore life to someone who has died and to put an end to all suffering, even death. I hope His words as well as those of family and friends will give you a measure of comfort during this difficult time. Once again, I am truly sorry for your loss.
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Love Always Sylvester & Theo
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