Berbice man is Guyana’s newest Centenarian

Joseph Nathanial Williams.


Joseph Nathanial Williams.
Joseph Nathanial Williams.

[] – The quiet coastal village of Eversham made history recently when one of its sons, Joseph Nathanial Williams celebrated his 100th Birthday.

Joseph Nathanial Williams was born on April 19, 1914 during the First World War to Brown Williams and Jane Brusche at Bengal Village, Corentyne.

He was married to the late Claroline Williams nee Prince on August 22, 1946 at the St Aiden”s Scott’s Church, Skeldon, Berbice.   That union bore eight children, namely Dennis Williams, Cecelia Williams, Leon Williams, Linda-Grimmond, Faye Moriah, Albertine Lewis and the late Lennox and Phillip Williams.

As a young man, Joseph Williams was initially employed as a Rural Constable and later as a carpenter who travelled throughout Guyana practicing his craft.

The 100th Birthday anniversary was commemorated with a simple ceremony, organised by his relatives to give God thanks and praise for allowing him to reach that milestone. In attendance were the Regional Chairman, David Armogan, the Regional Health Officer, Dr. Mahadeo, the Major of New Amsterdam Claude Henry, the children, grand- children, great grand-children and other relatives and friends.

To honour Williams a number of gifts, inclusive of one from President Donald Ramotar [which was presented by the Regional Chairman David Armogan on behalf of the President] and one from the Regional Administration, Region 6 were presented to him.

To conclude the formal part of the afternoon’s activities, Joseph Williams stuck his birthday cake with two of his daughters.



  1. How awesome, God Blessings on Papa Williams, and he continue to protect him.
    Happy Birthday Papa. Send from Toronto Canada. Reverend Leolene Harris.


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