John David [J. D.] Williams

John David [J.D.] Williams was born on January 3, l930 in Wilson County. He became a successful businessman and church lay leader. He married Peggy Ann Calhoun of Rocky Mount in l950.

They are the parents of two daughters, Marsha Ann Williams, born June 27, 1954, and Billie Jane Williams, born October 1, 1959.

Peggy and J.D. Williams

J.D. was proud to have served his country in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of West Mount Baptist Church for 55 years where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, Trustee, Sunday School superintendent.

He loved singing in the church choir and in a Men's Quartet. He was member of the West Mount Ruritan Club, American Legion, and West Mount Firemen's Relief Fund. He had a special interest in the Gideons and was active for many years in supporting the Gideon program. J.D. loved to hunt and was a member of Pridgen's Gun Club.

He was a co-founder of M & W Used Parts, estabilished in l962. He retired in l992.

J.D. died on October 12, 2011 and is buried at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. Obituary


Marsha Williams East


Marsha Ann Williams, daughter of J.D. and Peggy Williams, married Jimmy B. East in 1978. She and her first husband, Charles Nelms, are the parents of Lori Ann Nelms who was born October 17, 1973. Jimmy has a daughter, Torri.

Marsha and Jimmy East
J.D. with daughters Marsha and Billie


Billie Williams Jones

Billie Jane Williams and Brian Keith Jones, are the parents of a daughter, Leslie Brooke

Jones who was born on August 23, 1989, and a son, Brandon Reid Jones, born September 21, 1992.


Brandon, Billie and Brooke, 2007
Brandon and Brooke



Brooke Jones, 2007, High School Prom


Brandon Jones, High School Days



Billie Williams-Jones with her first grandson, Blake.


Brooke Jones

Brooke married Richard Alexander Wester of Nashville. She is a graduate of North Carolina Wesylan College and teaches elementary school in the Nash-Rocky Mount School System.



Brooke Jones and Richard Alexander Wester during their engagement. They wed on December 15, 2012
David Blake Wester, born July 28, 2014




Lori Nelms Bailey

Brian, Lori and Grace

Lori Nelms married Bryan Bailey of Sharpsburg on August 24, 2004. Bryan is a Lt. Col in the U.S. Army and deputy post commander at the Army Combat Support Training Center at Jolon, California.

Marsha is the daughter of Marsha East and the granddaughter of J.D. and Peggy Williams.

Brian is a graduate of East Carolina University. Lori attended ECU where she studied nutritution and hopsitality management. She has an associate degree in occupational Therapy from Pitt Comunity College.

They are the parents of a daughter, Grace who was born in 2005 and a son, Jackson Cooper Bailey, born in 2008, a son, Juke born in 2010; and a second daughter, Mia, born in 2013.





Grace Bailey [2008]
Jack Bailey [2008]
Lorie, Brian and Grace with Marsha and Jimmy East
Grace Bailey