Image

12:40 AM / Saturday August 20, 2022

19 Sep 2016

Joel Williams, Twin Brother of Sheriff Jewell Williams, Died This Morning

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
September 19, 2016 Category: Local Posted by:

Joel Williams, the twin brother of Sheriff Jewell Williams of Philadelphia City & County, died of complications from a stroke this morning at Temple University hospital.  He was 59 years old.

Also known as Jamal Haddad, he returned to Philadelphia about three years ago after spending more than 30 years living in Flint, Michigan near his brother Lester.  There, he operated his own exterminating business and was very active in the Islamic community.
“Most people didn’t know I had a twin brother”, said Sheriff Williams.  “We were very close.  He was always smaller than me and I used to have to stick up for him all the time.  His nickname was ‘Peanut’, because he was so small. I was bigger, and they used to call me ‘Jelly’”.
Sheriff Williams, who was by his brother’s bedside at the time of his death, said his brother graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School and headed to Michigan shortly thereafter.
Joel, who was not married and had no children, was also a free-hand artist who could paint and do sketches extremely well.
“He was well known in the community,” said Sheriff Williams, “and was active and outspoken on issues he really cared about.  We used to have many conversations about community and cultural concerns.  I can’t describe how much I will miss him”.
Joel Williams leaves behind two brothers—Lester and Jewell Williams—and sisters Gloria Boyd and Sheler Robinson who reside in Philadelphia, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services have yet to be arranged.
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Stateside

Pennsylvania releases new app connecting students and families experiencing homelessness with resources

August 19, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has announced the creation of Finding Your...

Commentary

SUNrise: cj speaks…  Conscious Queens: An interview with Ms. Gina Booker

August 19, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email I first met recent Chestnut Hill College graduate Gina Booker at an open...

Health

Hologic and Mary J. Blige launch “Good Morning Gorgeous” Sweepstakes to increase awareness of the importance of preventive care

August 19, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), a global leader in women’s health, and Grammy...

Stateside

Pennsylvania releases new app connecting students and families experiencing homelessness with resources

August 19, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has announced the creation of Finding Your...

Entertainment

Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with felony assault with a firearm

August 19, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Recording artist A$AP Rocky attends the premiere for “Stockholm Syndrome,” during...

Sports

WNBA’s Brittney Griner appeals her Russian prison sentence

August 19, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: US Basketball player Brittney Griner looks through bars as she listens...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff