Community mourns loss of a Seaford activist
SEAFORD, Del. – Adair Williams Sr. has left behind quite the legacy in Seaford. The 45-year old passed away March 29th, leaving behind big shoes to be filled.
The Seaford High grad worked in the local school district, worked in his church, and with local children.
“The calls that I’ve got, the texts that I’ve had, the food, the things that the people in the community are just showing their love because they really cared about him,” said Venita Ross, Adair’s mother. “[They say] I promise you will be there for you. And that’s mind blowing.”
Maybe his biggest achievement was helping to bring youth football to the city, starting up the Seaford Elite Travel Football league.
Shawn Williams approached Adair three years ago with the idea, and he hit the ground running.
“A week from then we had a practice field set up, and a game field set up. So he moved really, really fast to make this happen,” said Williams.
In certain cases, he went above and beyond to help the local youth get involved.
“A lot of kids played for free, and that’s because of Adair, and that was his idea to do that,” said Williams.
The league is now in its third year with almost a hundred kids involved, thanks in large part to Williams Sr.
There is a memorial basketball tournament being held this Friday at Sussex Academy in honor of Williams and Mackey Jones.
A service will be held this Saturday at 10 AM by the McPherson funeral home at Jesus Love Temple in Milford, with hundreds expected to attend.