Justice for Matthew Zadok Williams

My name is Chris Ann Lewis. I am from Scottsdale, Arizona, currently residing in Lithonia, Georgia, and I am the mother of my late beloved son, Matthew Zadok Williams. I will be the recipient of this fundraiser.  I will use these funds/donations to pay for my son, Matthew Zadok Williams,  legal, social justice, community organizing efforts, and expenses related to the unlawful killing of my son. 


My beloved Matthew Zadok Williams was the baby brother, the youngest of six children and my only son. Zadok was murdered heartlessly by Dekalb County Police in his own home on April 12, 2021, and the family was not notified until nearly 24 hours later.  We have body cam video that contradicts the false news reports and narratives which states the police's side of the story. We are demanding full accountability. Zadok’s life matters. 


Matthew "Zadok" Williams was a son, brother, uncle, cousin, and a 35 year old responsible man who never had the opportunity to marry, have children, and grow old.  Zadok would not kill an insect.  That's how gentle he was.  He was shot in his own home. The media has portrayed him as a “knife welding man” but now that we have finally gotten the body cam video, it reveals otherwise and even reveals the officer admitting that Zadok did not lunge at him with a knife. Why did Zadok have to die?  


Our Zadok was beautiful. He was a home owner. An avid reader. An activist. A humanitarian. A pacifist. He was full of life and love so exuberant that he radiated. He was the only boy out of 6 children and we cherished every moment with him. My late husband and I, deligently prayed for 12 years to have a boy. He was treasured by all of us.  My family is devastated by this lost. Our lives will never be the same. I could never have imagined that my son, Zadok whose name means righteousness and justice, would become a #.  Justice for Zadok. 


No one deserves to be killed like this. It must stop. We deserve to be safe in our own homes. Please share this post. We are seeking your support in our pursuit for justice and change.   Anything will help.  #JusticeForZadok #JusticeForMatthewZadok



***UPDATE: 

Here is an update where we are as of TODAY!

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating Zadok's killing.  We expect the GBI to conclude their investigation in mid-July.  At that point, the GBI will submit its investigative file to Dekalb District Attorney Sherry Boston. The family met with DA Sherry Boston on May 26, 2021.  DA Boston said that it will take a maximum of 6 months for her office to decide whether criminal charges are warranted against the officer who fired shots into Zadok's home.  We are demanding that this officer be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Fighting for Zadok's Justice has been nearly a full-time job for Zadok's family as well as a financial hardship. 

This Gofundme will assist us with expenses related to our fight for Zadok's Justice as we seek to spread awareness about his murder and organize events, including mural planning, community organizing, travel expenses, marketing expenses, and legal expenses.  We thank the community in advance for their generosity in helping us fight for justice. 

No amount is too small or too great. We were forced into this position because Zadok was murdered. We must hold those responsible with 100% accountability!  We are all so heartbroken and traumatized by Zadok's murder. 

For more information and to follow us, you can view Zadok's story on Facebook.com/Justiceforzadok, Twitter @Justiceforzadok and Instagram @Justiceforzadok 

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Chris Ann Lewis 
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Lithonia, GA
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