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“Today I remember a man who was only in my life a short period of time, but John Mark, you will always be remembered and you will always hold a place...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: Anonymous

“today is one of the hardest days knowing its been a month since I last talked to you. I know I will never meet a person as kind, special and sweet as...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: <3

“Pastor Roy, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandson. May the Spirit of God intercede on your behalf in this time of grief. We are...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Pastor Terry Beckley and Family - NC

“Scott I am so sorry for your loss. Your pain and suffering I have not had to endure, and my heart breaks for your family. I pray the Lord comfort and...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: Patty Flynn - Candler, NC

“Man, you were funny. You were always there to have my back. You always had all of our backs. You will be greatly missed. You inspired me to be myself...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Chris Meuhlen - Denver, NC

“I am so sorry for the loss of a great young man. A life taken too soon, but God needed him. Scott, my heart goes out to you. John Mark was blessed...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Cindy Martin - Swannanoa, NC

“My sincere Prayer for the strength and comfort of the Family and many Friends of our beloved brother,John Mark. God Bless...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: David Whittington - Lenoir, NC., NC

“Scott,My heart goes out to you and your family. I cannot imagine what you're going through. May your memories of your precious son and your faith...Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Cynthia Mehling Hammond - NC

“Johnny-Mac - you had a heart of gold and a smile that was contagious! I am so grateful for all the times we shared and the memories we made! It was...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Chelsea Ferrell - Maiden, NC

“JM, Johnny, Johnny boy.. where do I start. I cannot believe you're gone, and I'll never understand why God took you so soon, but you'll be in my...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Chelsea Wilkinson - Catawba, NC

“I didnt get the pleasure of really knowing John- Mark except through his Mom on facebook and i am highly saddened for his family and am in shock also...Read More »
11 of 43 | Posted by: Lucille Quick - Kingsford, MI

“We were so saddened to hear of John Mark's death. He was a special young man who always seemed to have a kind word and a smile on his face. Our...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: John and Liz Mackie - Catawba, NC

“My heart goes out to the family. May goes bless y'all during this difficult time. ”
13 of 43 | Posted by: Jennifer Morris May - Lexington, NC

“We are praying for all of you at this time of loss. God needed an angel and called his name. May God bless you. We love you all very much. ”
14 of 43 | Posted by: Wayne and Sandra Everhart - NC

“•Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless and...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: Belinda - Crooks, SD - Friend

“Rest in peace John-Mark. ”
16 of 43 | Posted by: Roger and Sandra Denny - NC

“My sweet John Mark...we had some of the most amazing memories. The late night walks and talks that will forever be in my heart. There was nothing...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Michelle Williams - Claremont, NC

“Thank you for all the great memories that I will keep in my heart forever, you will be missed so much! I love you! ”
18 of 43 | Posted by: Emily - Maiden, NC - Friend

“For Mandi and Aaron, just wanted you to know I am praying for you during this difficult time. God bless. ~Jennifer Weber (Stephanie Bixler's mother) ”
19 of 43 | Posted by: Jennifer Weber - Columbia, SC

“JM...the memories I shared with you will never leave me. You were a bright spirit with a full life ahead of you...yet God decided he needed you in...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Katie houser

“I will always remember your smile and may God be with your family through this difficult time. ”
21 of 43 | Posted by: Amber Key - NC

“John-Mark was a wonderful young man. I always remember how he was willing to help no matter what. He was always smiling and friendly with a great...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Tina Darling - Morganton, NC

“I remember John Mark always happy,smiling,joking ,He was a joy to know.My deepest condolences to the family and friends,May God hold you tight and...Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Stephanie Gragg - Lenoir, NC

“im so very sorry.. he always made u smile there was no being sad around him.. he made me laugh.. praying for the family ”
24 of 43 | Posted by: rachel goble - conover, NC

“susie, so sorry of you r loss. Can't imagine what you are going through., ”
25 of 43 | Posted by: shirley comer

“I am sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in my prayers. ”
26 of 43 | Posted by: Rob - Mooresville, NC, NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the pain you must be going through at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Sharon Comer Munday - Lexington, NC

“Susie, Billy, Sue, Roy and entire family, We were so shocked to hear about John Mark's passing. We watched him grow up in church and thought alot of...Read More »
28 of 43 | Posted by: Sheila & Lawrence Laws - NC

“We are so very saddened by your passing, Blaise and Jarrett enjoyed watching you on the gridiron and appreciatiad the baseball equipment you so...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: BRETT HARMON - CONOVER, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family May God wrap each of you in His loving arms and comfort you thru this most difficult time. ”
30 of 43 | Posted by: Diana Slagle - Asheville, NC

“My family's thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. God will give you the strength, just simply rely on him....Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Daniel Little - Lexington, NC

“We are so sorry for the passing of your son. May God be with your family in this very hard time. Mona and Lee Robinson ”
32 of 43 | Posted by: Mona and Lee Robinson - NC

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of John-Mark. I remember him as a delightful young man who was always smiling and happy. He will be...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Jean Lande - Newton, NC - Friend

“I send my condolences and my prayers to the family of John-Mark. I pray that God wraps his arms around the family and his close friends in this time...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Brittney - NC

“you will be missed john. i want to also say that we will pray for your family during this hard time ”
35 of 43 | Posted by: Nathan Peltack - NY - friend

“If asked to describe John~Mark, I'd reply smiling always..from the first day he walked into my life and even now." Loved by many and never forgotten...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Felicia Weaver - Friend

“My heart pours out to the family and friends! May God grant you some peace during your time of loss and the days ahead. No words will comfort you,...Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: Bridget Null - Newton, NC

“This Cancly is for John Mark. ”
38 of 43 | Posted by: Nancy Brocl

“Even though I only knew you shortly, it still hurts like hell. You been my homie since day 1 of Math last semester. Rest in Peace. I send my...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Quez - Hickory, NC - Classmate

“So sarry to here about John Mark.Our payer are with the hold family ”
40 of 43 | Posted by: Dennis and Nancy Brock - NC

“I love you so much man. I will miss you dearly and can't imagine how or what I am gonna do without you! You live thru me my friend, you will never...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Charles Franklin Nierman III - NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. ”
42 of 43 | Posted by: The Ward Family - Claremont, NC

“The staff of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations wish to express our sincere condolences to the family of John-Mark Williams. ”
43 of 43 | Posted by: Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations - NC

CATAWBA - John-Mark Williams, 23 of Catawba went home to be with his Lord on January 21, 2013.
Born on December 5, 1989 in Buncombe County, he was the son of Scott Williams and Susie Cruse. John-Mark loved football, he played for Bandy's High School and was an avid Vikings fan. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing,street boxing, and basketball. John-Mark loved and defended his family whole heartedly. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces, nephews, brothers, and sisters. He was known for his famous quote, "I love you and I like you".
Survivors include his mother, Susie Cruse of Granite Falls, dad, Billy Cruse of Catawba, father, Scott Williams and wife Sharon of Black Mountain, brother, 2nd Lt. Brandon Williams and wife Katie of Fort Hood TX, sisters, Mandi Chapman and husband Aaron of Hudson, Emily Nicholson of Black Mountain, Hannah Williams of Black Mountain, Hope Williams of Black Mountain, nieces and nephews, Bailee Chapman, Kenzlee Chapman, Benton Williams, Maddox Williams, Brayden Chapman, grandparents, Pastor Roy and Sue Franks of Lexington, John David and Brenda Williams of Black Mountain, and great-grandmother, Geneva Johnson of Old Fort.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 26,2013 at 1 PM at Catawba Funerals & Cremations with Pastors, Roy Franks, Stanley Willet and Jackie Franks officiating. Burial will follow at Green Knob Cemetery in Old Fort.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11-1 PM at the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be left at
Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is providing professional services to the Williams/Cruse Family.