David Ahmad Williams

David Ahmad Williams, 36, of Bradenton, Florida, died on May 1, 2022.

David was born on January 6, 1986 in Bradenton, Florida. Her parents are Pearlie Mae Williams and Lee Williams. He is one of eight children. Most people called him DJ.

He attended Manatee Elementary School. He moved to Prattville, Alabama in the late 90s and attended Prattville Middle School and Prattville High School, where he played football. He graduated in June 2004. While at Prattville, he held a variety of jobs, including grocery store and restaurant storekeeper positions such as dishwasher, food preparation, and server. He met Sharla in 2005 and the two worked at various restaurants until moving to Bradenton, Florida in 2014.

His first job in Bradenton was with Emerald Green as a landscaper. He joined Dutchman Window & Cleaning in early 2017, where he started as a crew member. He quickly became one of the most requested technicians, which earned him the promotion of team leader in his first year.

David loved spending time with Sharla and playing games with Bella. He took immense pride in his home, devoting hours to mowing, trimming, weeding, etc. DJ loved the water park and shopping for clothes and accessories. He had a lot of fun doing photoshoots and doing silly Snapchats. He enjoyed working on his car and bikes. His best year may have been 2020 when he bought his first home in Willow Walk Community and welcomed his daughter, Isabella Rae Williams. Most would agree that his greatest hobby was motorcycling. He started riding dirt bikes and street bikes from friends. Finally, after many years of hard work, in 2018 he bought his dream bike, a red and black Honda CBR1000rr. He loved this bike. He customized it with a voodoo pipe and frame sliders and changed many parts to his favorite red and black colors. He kept the bike in show case condition. If there’s one thing we can agree on, DJ died doing what he loved: horseback riding.
He lets cherish his memories, his wife Sharla and his daughter Isabella. His grandmother, Bettye Mitchell, his mother, Pearlie Mae Williams and Ben Jones and his father, Lee Williams. His brothers, Kendrick Sailes and his girlfriend Kayla Albert, Marqus Evans and his girlfriend Kiki Randall, and his brother Azavier (AJ) & Marie Williams and his brother Zabian Williams. Her sister Shaquana Williams and her boyfriend Travon McNear, her sister Crystal Williams and her sister Yolanda Williams. Other family members include his grandmother Stella Williams, aunt Tammy Williams, uncle Rodney Williams, and nephews Kendrick Sailes Jr., Kemarcus Sailes, Kace Sailes, Quindarian Barlow, Travon McNear, Jamari Hollie, Jamarcus Hollie, Xavier Williams, Azavier Williams and his nieces: Olivia McNear, Ke’Mora Evans, Ke’Mara Evans and Zariya Samuel, Alana Williams, Aryanna Williams, Dazani Frazier, and loving and caring family, friends and colleagues.

A Celebration of Life and Internment was held on May 10.

Wiley C. Thompson