Paul 'The Pope' Williams Dies at 63
Paul Williams ("The Pope") was born Jan. 4, 1943 in Kiblah, Ark., to the late Emanuel Williams and Margie Lee. He died on March 6.
Mr. Williams moved to Vanport, Ore. in 1944 with his family. He attended Boise-Eliot Elementary School, and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1961. Paul received an associate's degree in arts and sciences in 1980 from Tacoma Community College.
He married Janice Bryant-Walker (who preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 2001). To this union were born two daughters, Paula Renee Williams and Tonia Lynn Williams-Nacoste. He also had a son, Paul Jr.
He believed every man should always have a job, a work ethic that was instilled in him by his father. As a young boy, he and his brother, Arbra, stocked groceries at Brook's Grocery Store or cut the neighbors' lawns. He enjoyed helping his uncles, Paul and Peter, build houses. Many of these houses are still in the family today; he lived in one of these houses up until he died. One of his first jobs was as a brakeman at Union Pacific Railroad in Portland. He had great entrepreneurial interests, which branched out into many self-owned businesses — grocery store owner, real estate investor and mortgage consultant.
Mr. Williams lived life to the fullest. He loved flowers, and his hobbies included camping, reading, watching nature shows and westerns and doing research in the law library. He loved to go to the beach and mentoring the young and old.
Mr. Williams is survived by two daughters, Paula Renee Williams and Tonia Lynn Williams Nacoste (Jessie), of Portland; a son, Paul Williams Jr., of Portland; three stepchildren, Shawnan (Robert) Williams, of Clackamas, and Artissa Gaines and Shantesha Gibbs, of Portland; a sister, Vera Barnett; five brothers, D.C. Williams, of Portland, Arbra (Kayleen) Williams, of Warrenton, Ore., Ricky (Brenda) Nelson, of Forest Hills, Calif., Anthony Nelson, of Stockton, Calif., and Thomas E. Miller, of Portland; two half-sisters, Annette and Vernita Williams, of Portland; a host of nieces and nephews; a father-in-law, Milton Walker; 12 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family.
Services were held Tuesday, March 14, at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Cox & Cox Funeral Chapel.
Jason Mouton: 1975-2006
Jason Ramon Mouton was born on Aug. 22, 1975, to the union of Gilda Abah and James L. Amos Jr. He died March 1. The funeral on March 9 was at Bethel AME.
He was the first of seven children raised by Gilda and Tony Abah, who treated Jason as his own son.
Jason attended Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Harriett Tubman Middle School and graduated from Grant High School in 1995.
Jason had a big heart and loved being around family and friends. He spent time in Louisiana, Las Vegas and Portland bonding with each family member, planning his schedule to be with them on special occasions or events. Family was important to him.
He also enjoyed music, traveling, movies, classic model cars and, most of all, barbequing.
Jason had a passion for kids. He treated them and took care of them as if they were his own. Even though Jason didn't father any children of his own, he was a positive father figure for his sisters, brothers, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Preceding him in death werehisgrandfathers, Memphis Mouton and James L. Amos Sr.; and one sister.
He leaves to mourn his mother, Gilda Abah; his father, James L. Amos Jr.; his stepfather, Tony Abah; siblings Tony Mouton, Eboni Abah, Kristin Abah, Tyrone Abah, Marlon Abah and Aleshia Abah, of Las Vegas, Nev., Nnenna and Karletia Lewis, of Portland, Raven Roy, Dana Roy, Tina Roy, Reca Roy, James Roy, Jermey Roy, Grettney Roy and Jesus Roy, of Kaplan, La., and Josh Obrien, of Abbeville, La.; two grandmothers.Gladys Mouton and Sally Amos of Kaplan, La.; 10 aunts, Gail Scott of Portland, Phyllis Baker (Isaac), of Los Angeles, Calif., Brenda Mouton, Barbara Mouton, Denise Powell (Calvin), Debra Powell (Jacob), Jennifer Hebert (Jason) and Sybil Amos, all of Kaplan, La., and Karen Davis (Eddie), of Dallas, Texas; four uncles, Albert Mouton and Conrad Mouton of Portland,Melvin Mouton of Las Vegas, Nev. and Eddie Amos, of Kaplan, La.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends; and a longtime companion, Carita Johnson.
Arrangements by Cox & Cox Funeral Chapel.
Portland's Willie Streeter III Passes at 45
Willie Streeter III was born to the union of Willie and Bernice Streeter on May 4, 1960 in Memphis, Tenn.
The family moved to Portland in 1963, when Willie was 4 years old. Willie was a funny little boy — one who loved to crack jokes and would keep people laughing all the time.
He attended Woodlawn Elementary School and Adams High School, where he played football. This shy, quiet young man was loved by everyone in the school, especially the girls.
On April 16, 1977, he was baptized at Philadelphia Community Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. B.M. McSwain.
Willie later married his wife, Tina, and to this union three beautiful children were born.
Willie is preceded in death by his late sister, Denise Crawford.
He is survived by three children, Latoya Streeter, Verne Streeter and Tabael Streeter; one grandson, Xzabreal Streeter; his parents, Willie and Bernice Streeter; five brothers, Randy Streeter of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ronald, Donald, Stanley and Terry Streeter of Portland; three sisters, Diana Crawford of Seattle, Wash., Pamela Hall Streeter, of Portland and Trunire Streeter Kirby, of Seattle, Wash.; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Services were Thursday, March 9, at Bethel AME Church. Arrangements by Cox & Cox Funeral Chapel.