Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Arnold Lewis Williams

Arnold L Williams, 70, a resident of Albuquerque, NM for 17 years passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 6, 2017 after suffering several strokes. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Cynthia, brothers: Central, Donald, Randolph, and Theodore; sisters: Mary and Jessie Mae; children: Shawn and Vaughn, Dawn, Marchett, and Arnold, Jr.; many grands, great-grands, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Miles D and Earline Smalls; brother, Henry Miles and sister, Helen.

Arnold was born in Bamberg, SC on March 25, 1947 and raised in Syracuse, NY. Graduated from Central Tech HS in 1965 and studied Culinary Arts at New York State Manpower 4 yr. degree program. Throughout his career, Arnold achieved many awards and certification while working for General Motors, CNM, UNM, and Kirkland Airforce Base. Before his retirement he worked 14 yrs. as a contracted Security Officer for Kirkland. He formerly was a member and choir singer for Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Arnold enjoyed the simple things in life, loved to go fishing in the Adirondacks, spend quality time with his family, enjoyed leisure time at the Casino, and traveling to places throughout the New Mexico region. His greatest accomplishment, Champion Bowler in the 1980’s in and around the Syracuse region. He is going to be greatly missed for his support, humor, and reserved mannerism.
Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held in Syracuse NY at a later date.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the professional staff at Lovelace Medical and Kindred Hospice.
Arrangements entrusted to:
Riverside Funeral Home
225 San Mateo Blvd. NE,


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Darlene Reese May 10, 2017

Syracuse , New York

Cindy, Jimmy and I are sorry for your loss! We are praying for you and your family! We are here when you need us!!!!

Xhosa Bates May 10, 2017

Step-daughter Alexandria , Virginia

I am honored and blessed to have known Arnold. He was truly a blessing in my life. Never forgotten will be his love and gentle soul which will forever remain in our hearts. May he rest in peace. Love Xho

Karla Phillips May 13, 2017

Friend of Family Opelika , AL

Dear Williams Family, The news of Mr. Williams death has given me a great feeling of sadness. I know that he was one of the greatest influences in your life as well as to others. At this time I would like to extend my condolences for you and let you know that I’m here to support you during these difficult times. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you need someone to talk to. Mr Luke's memory will live on forever in our hearts. My family and I are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. With all of our love and sympathy, Karla Phillips, B'anka Bradshaw, and Blake Williams (Grandson).

Andrea May 18, 2017

Coworker , New Mexico

To the Lewis family I'm so sorry for your loss. I just recently lost my grandmother and was looking at the obituaries and was shocked to come across Arnold's. I worked with him during his time as Proforce at Kirtland Air Force Base. He always talked about his happy marriage to Ms. Lewis. He was a great trainer and I miss his friendly face when I walk into the DOE/NNSA Complex. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Rick Martin May 18, 2017

Friend-coworker Edgewood , New Mexico

Trusted Friend, great co-worker. Arnold is a great man with whom I shares many stories and laughs with. He even gave me a secret recipe for a soup LOL. I offer my prayers and thoughts to his family. V/R Rick

Leo Fisher May 18, 2017

Friend and work colleague Holly Lake Ranch , Texas

I just wanted to say what a wonderful man he was and we would talk going and coming at DOE. We talked about God, family and fishing. He will be missed. Leo

Adam Fisher May 18, 2017

Former co-worker Albuquerque , New Mexico

I used to work with Arnold on the Air Force base as a security guard. I admired him for his ability to keep calm in undesirable situations. He was a good man and will be sorely missed. I am truly saddened to hear this and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

Denise Sena May 18, 2017

Co-worker Los Lunas , New Mexico

Arnold was always pleasant to work with at DOE/NNSA. When we had a few moments to chat he spoke well of his family and the Good things the kids or grandkids did. I am saddened to hear of Arnold leaving at such a young age. May the memory of Arnold forever keep him alive in you hearts and souls. God Bless You.

Katheranne Esquibel-Mead May 19, 2017

work related Albuquerque , New Mexico

Dearest Family, Sending a note of thanks and sympathy. Such a wonderful man full of charisma and goodwill. His service to our country is much appreciated. He made me smile.Peace and Blessings. Kat Esquibel-Mead