On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Robert Linzy Williams transitioned from this life to his eternal reward. He was the youngest of nine children born to the late Willie Marshall Williams and Anna Rebecca Williams (née Dade) on November 5, 1955 in Orange County, Virginia. \n\nRobert was predeceased by three brothers; Howard Williams, Herbert Williams, and Bobbie Earl Williams, and three sisters; Jeanette Stewart, Enid Williams, and Marion Fletcher. \n\nA graduated of Orange County High School in Orange, Virginia, Robert was dubbed "Roadrunner " by teammates and fans because of his lightening speed on the gridiron. The former Hornet halfback loved his food and his family. So while he began his career at Safeway in Orange, it was moving to Washington, D.C., and working alongside his big brother, Joe at The George Washington University that truly brought him joy. \n\nRobert later embarked on his own private professional painting service where he could continue to provide exemplary services to all his customers. When asked about Robert, family and customers mentioned qualities like witty, determined, meticulous, assertive, and outgoing. \n\nHis love for playing sports became a love of watching all types of sports being played at the highest levels. He also loved playing chess, dancing, and creating wonderful memories with his family. He enjoyed time with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. \n\nInside this big, strong "Superman," as Robert was known to his children, existed a kind, loving and sensitive soul, who had an infectious laugh, and a smile that could light up a room. He was easy to know and love and will be sorely missed.\n\nRobert leaves to cherish his memories; three children, Lurisa Lindsay, Keisha Gibson, Eric Hill; two siblings, Joe Gilbert Williams (Ora F. Williams) and Ruth A. White (Major White); one son-in-law, Zabian Gibson; seven grandchildren, Asjiana, Nadia, Quentin, Ayden, Tyler, Ivy and Zabian, Jr., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.