Joshua Williams’ Parents: Father Raised Him After His Mom Died

By AustinPublished on: January 29, 2024 Updated on: February 9, 2024
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The American footballer Joshua Williams is a name that resonates deeply among NFL fans. As a cornerback, Williams has grabbed every opportunity to shine like the star he is. His journey, however smooth it might look, was not without any hurdles. The Kansas City Chiefs star’s mother, Angela Williams, passed away early, leaving his father, George Williams, to take care of him.

George did not leave any stone unturned in raising his little one. In this article, we will unravel the details of Joshua’s folks and their impact on his life.

Joshua Williams’ Parents: Meet George And Angela Williams

Born on October 17, 1999, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to George and Angela, Joshua is 24 years old as of 2024. Unfortunately, his late mother could not live long to see him become the person he is today.

Joshua Williams' parents are George and Angela Williams
George feeding baby Joshua.

Nevertheless, Mr. Williams has done a lot for the football star. In addition, Joshua has also been candid about his father’s role in raising him.

His Parents Had Other Children

Apart from the athlete, George and the late Angela had a daughter, Mattisen Williams. While Mr. Williams has not remarried following his wife’s passing, he was previously in a relationship in St Kitts & Nevis. He had a kid, Kellisa Williams, who lives with her family there. On Father’s Day 2017, Josh shared a childhood picture of him and his sister with their father on his Twitter.

Moreover, Josh’s cousin, Bryan Johnson, was raised like a brother with him. The two were very close growing up, and they still are.

At present, his father lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is his son’s biggest fan. He watches all of Joshua’s games. George is proud of the person his son has become.

Williams’ Late Mother Was A Fayetteville State Graduate

Angela Reene Autry Williams was born on February 19, 1970, to Elvin Ervin Autry and Pearl Suggs Autry. She was raised alongside five sisters, Eva Cromartie, Wilma Simpson, Yvonne Bethea, Jackie Johnson; and Gwendolyn Johnson, and seven brothers Larry, Elvin L. Autry, Jimmy, Clifton, Herman, Swindell, and Vincent Autry

Mrs. Williams, who would have been 54 in 2024, was just 30 when she passed away. Her life was tragically cut short on April 25, 2000, because of some heart complications.

Meanwhile, her child, Joshua, was only six months old. Just like her son, Angela was a Fayetteville University graduate.

Joshua’s Father Is From Caribbean

George was born and raised in Saint Kitts & Nevis. He went to the Canyon High School and lived in Molineuz. The football star proudly embraces his Caribbean roots. His helmet even has the St Kitts & Nevis flag along with the United States.

Joshua’s old man got his Business Administration degree from Webster University in 2010 and also his Master’s Degree in Information Technology and Management from the same university.

Likewise, Williams has also visited his father’s high school to motivate the students there to follow their passion.

While it has been decades since George immigrated from the land he was born, he has not forgotten his roots.

George Williams: Tale Of a Single Father

Following his wife’s passing, George had to be the athlete’s dad and mom, a job he did exceptionally well. But he was not alone in this journey.

Joshua’s old man moved to the Fayetteville area, closer to his mother’s family. It would not be farfetched to say the cornerback’s football journey would have been challenging if it weren’t for his dad. Because of that, he considers his father a “Superman.”

Joshua Williams's father George Williams raised him as a single parent
George is a single father.

Mr. Williams always managed his time for his children despite his busy schedule. Joshua’s passion for football ignited when he was five years old, something George ensured did not wilt.

George said that his son had a winner mentality from his childhood. He said Josh didn’t like losing and he would cry whenever he lost. Describing the football star’s nature, his dad said,

He didn’t like losing. Tears would come out of his eyes when he’d lose a game. Losing sometimes is part of winning. You’ve got to learn how to lose so that you can become a more gracious winner. Josh was competitive from the beginning. He did not like losing.

The Chiefs’ cornerback has undoubtedly grown from the boy who hated losing to the man who accepts it as a step to success.

His Athletic Background

The senior Williams ran track during his youth years. However, he never pursued the sport professionally. Partly because of that, George wanted his son to excel and work hard to become a big name. He did not desire him to be an “average.”

One of the most valuable lessons Joshua learned from his father was to practice humility, which helped him always to keep his feet on the ground.

Furthermore, the father-son duo watched the Washington Redskins growing up.

He Is An Army Veteran

George was in the US Army from 2004 to 2009. Responsible for plans, he was a Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC).

While his career in the military ended early, Mr. Williams has not stayed far from the army. From April 2013 to March 2015, he was a military analyst at Totalis Consulting Group Inc.

Following that, George began his employment at Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated in March 2015.

In addition, when Joshua was in high school, his father took a contracting position with the defense manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The job meant Mr. Williams had to go to Europe, leaving his teenage son alone. Joshua had to be a responsible adult and look after himself and his house.

Presently, the cornerback’s dad is a military operations analyst at Lockheed Martin working for their Tactical Operations Center.