This week began with some very sad news at the South Central Community Action Program. We learned that SCCAP board member Jonathon Williams died of prostate cancer last week at age 58.
Jonathon’s obituary was in The Herald-Times Sunday. It described a life full of activities to help others. In addition to his role with SCCAP, Jonathan was also on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society and the Indiana State Department of Health. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Men’s Group. He was also very active in several Ivy Tech Community College programs and many more civic activities.
On the SCCAP board, Jonathon was also very active after being elected in August 2007. He led the recruitment of low-income representatives on the board, for instance, and staffed the election in which those representatives were selected. He was the board’s representative on the Head Start Council of Involved Families and he also played a key role in the agency developing and adopting new personnel policies. Jonathon rarely missed a meeting or event and was known for almost always arriving early. He always seemed happy and would often share that feeling by humming a happy tune.
“He participated in every facet of the board that we asked him to be involved with,” SCCAP Executive Director Todd Lare said. “Jonathon worked well with all people because of his friendly, upbeat nature and willingness to be a friend to everyone.”
Jonathon’s funeral was held this morning at Second Baptist Church in Bloomington. He will be buried in his hometown of Gainesville, Fla.
Click the following link to see the cover of the program for the Celebration Home Going For Jonathon B. Williams that was held today: Jonathon Williams
Jonathon is survived by his wife, Mary (Brown) Williams of Bloomington; a sister, three brothers, two step-sons, two grandchildren and several aunts and uncles. SCCAP is taking a monetary donation from anyone who would like to contribute to help the family with funeral expenses. To contribute, contact Beth Pankoski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-339-3447, ext. 233.