Editor's Note: This obituary was prepared by the family, provided by Brockett Funeral Home and edited by Patch.
Matthew Dupree Williams' life was cut short Thursday after a single-car accident on Flanders Road.
Born on July 27, 1983, in Southampton, Williams was 29 years old.
Son of the late Elizabeth Buck Williams and Mitchell D. Williams Sr., Williams was a resident of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation.
His family was eagerly expecting twin boys, but he was an added blessing. Although Williams was the last triplet to be born, he always managed to be the center of attention. He began his education with Kathleen Davis at the Fountain of Youth Day Care. From the very beginning Williams knew what he wanted and always spoke his mind. He continued his education at the Southampton Public Schools, graduating from Southampton High School in 2002. Having the gift of gab, Williams earned the class superlative, Most Talkative.
Williams was the ultimate comedian and had a gift for making light of a heavy situation. His presence and laughter could lighten up the room. Williams was loved by everyone, especially the children.
If you ever wanted to know what was going on or who was doing what, Williams was your go to guy. He knew everything.
Williams lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed traveling, seeing new places and shopping. Williams loved his family unconditionally and took a lot of pride in who he was. He was a good friend who would always keep it honest even if you didn’t want to hear it. But everything he said was out of love. Williams will forever live on through his friends and family.
Predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Vanessa Williams, and his grandparents, Mary and Curtis Buck, Williams leaves to cherish his memory his father, Mitchell D. Williams Sr.; five brothers, Mitchell Williams Jr., Marcus Williams, Maurice Williams, Malcolm Williams and Ricardo Gamble; one sister, Michelle Williams; grandparents, Agnes and Donald Williams Sr.; two sister in-laws, Tamara Williams and Eva Gamble; two nephews, Naike and Nishawan; two nieces, Jaliyah and Iyanna and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A visitation took place Sunday at Brockett Funeral Home, and the Rev. Donald Butler officiated the funeral Monday at Community Baptist Church, followed by interment at Shinnecock Cemetery.