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Mailman to be laid to rest a week after he was gunned down

A GoFundMe account says it is trying to raise $5,000 toward postal worker Antonio D. Williams’ funeral expenses
The family of the late Antonio Williams, the 52-year-old father of eight and grandfather of 13,...
The family of the late Antonio Williams, the 52-year-old father of eight and grandfather of 13, says he was a a postal carrier for 17 years who loved his job. [Source: Antonio Williams' family]
Updated: Jun. 25, 2019 at 9:51 PM CDT
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The funeral for 52-year-old Antonio D. Williams is set for 11 a.m. June 29 in Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A Shreveport mailman will be laid to rest a week after he was gunned down while doing his job.

Services for 52-year-old Antonio D. Williams are set for 11 a.m. Saturday in Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd. in Shreveport, his family reports.

His funeral will be preceded by:

  • public viewing from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home, 1339 Jewell St. in Shreveport;
  • public viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday in Municipal Auditorium; and,
  • family hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Municipal Auditorium.

“Thank each and every one of you for the calls, text and messages. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts,” says a statement released by Williams’ family.

Meantime, Cristin Gosslee has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for Williams’ funeral.

As of Tuesday night, the day-old effort had raised $2,445 from 48 people. The goal is $5,000.

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