Gospel singer visits assisted living facility

By Wanda Wagstaff

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Lee Williams visited Hunter Hill Assisted Living on March 4.

Williams, a gospel music singer and songwriter, has many fans at Hunter Hill who have followed him through the years. When Williams walked in, he was greeted with open arms and smiles. Every step he made, there were two to three residents tugging on his coat tail. He went to the chapel where they have church service. As he walked down the long hall, there were people scrabbling trying to get his picture and trying to talk to him as he waited patiently and smiled.

One particular fan who uses a wheelchair saw Williams as he entered into his room. The expression on his face was priceless. The resident’s face lit up like sunshine on a cloudy day.

Tears rolled down his cheeks as he shook Williams’ hand. The resident talked to Williams for a minute or two while Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC’s music played in the background. This was truly a touching moment for both of them. The residents were very pleased that he came to see them.

I had an opportunity to interview Williams one on one. I must say he makes people feel at ease, especially when you are interviewing such a famous person. Williams has a very humble spirit about him. I found out some interesting things about him that I would like to share with the community.

He is the only one who sings professionally in his immediate family. Williams’ three sons and two daughters didn’t get bit by the singing bug. He expressed to me that he was a country boy all the way. He preferred the country more than the city. He has tried the city life, it was not for him.

I asked him was where he gets his inspiration to write such good music.

“life experience Wanda, life experiences,” he said. “Sometimes, like now, I can be riding down the road and you may say something or do something that makes me think about the situation and when I get to a quiet place, I begin to write.”

I could not end the interview without asking Williams this very important question: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

“Still singing, still writing good music,” he said.

Amen to that Mr. Williams.