Antoine Williams Funeral Expenses

On Monday, August 5, 2019, Antoine Williams passed away at the Doctors Hospital Burn Center in Augusta Georgia. He was being treated for burns and a broken leg from an accident that happened on July 24th. 

After twelve days of treatment, and after being told that Detroit should have a full recovery, he went into cardiac arrest during a procedure and they were not able to revive him.  So in addition to the tremendous heartbreaking grief of losing a loved one, we are in shock due to the sudden and terrible turn of events.  We feel like we have been on a roller coaster of emotions.

Some lost a friend and coworker, but his parents lost their son and his children lost their father.  Our hearts are heavy but his family’s hearts are broken.  If you have lost a child or a father, you can understand these feelings.

Because he was from Detroit Michigan, he got the nickname Detroit and it stuck. Everyone knew Antoine as “Detroit.”  Regarding his work ethic, we want people to know that Detroit was a great example of the possibilities of what can happen when you don’t settle for the status quo.  Detroit was hired at an entry level position and worked his way up to “Control Operator.”  He went from a basic manual labor job to a computer controlled process management system operator.  He could run the entire plant from one central computer automation system. Over the years he would ask, “What can I do to move up?” “What do I need to learn to be considered for the next level up. He would learn everything he could about the skills needed for the next job above his current level.

Although he has left this earth, his example in life leaves a legacy to his children… and to all of us, of the good things that can happen if you are not complacent and don’t settle for where you are in your current job. 

So we wanted you to know something about Detroit and here is the situation and why this GoFundMe campaign: Detroit’s friends, coworkers and managers at Synergy are raising money to help the Williams family with the funeral expenses. Detroit’s body is being transported to Detroit Michigan for burial. You can imagine the expenses associated with transportation.  Please consider helping through a donation and if you can’t afford a donation, please pray for the family and feel free to offer a word of encouragement to the family on this site.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
  • Michael Gross 
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
  • Ryan Fogelman 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 12 mos

Organizer

Ron Dortch 
Organizer
Cordele, GA
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