Jelf Evans Williamson was born in the Parish of Manchester Jamaica, West Indies on July 1, 1942 to Roslyn and Harold Williamson. He was the fourth-born of five children. Jelf was raised in Kingston and educated at Alpha Catholic School. He attended Commercial Academy, where he studied accounting.\r\n\r\nMr. Williamson held the B.Sc. (Accounting) degree as well as the Certificate in Management Studies from the University of West Indies (UWI). He attended many seminars and courses dealing with supervisory management and computer application in business. Jelf was first employed with the Government of Jamaica. He later joined the University in 1964 as a Senior Accounting Clerk - Chief Cashier. \r\n\r\nIn 1969, Jelf met Vivienne (Molly) Blackwood. After two years of courtship, Jelf and Vivienne wed on March 18, 1972. As a young couple, Mr. & Mrs. Williamson shared together in their love for travel. They visited many countries, relishing the sights with family and friends abroad. They also enjoyed frequent movie nights and other entertainment in the arts. Jelf was also known to cut a rug at family celebrations and gatherings. In late 1980, Jelf and Molly migrated to the United States to raise their family. After some time in the United States, he returned to Jamaica to care for his aging parents until the time of their deaths.\r\n\r\nAfter his return to Jamaica, Jelf worked at UWI Mona as Acting Accountant and Head of Section, Purchases. As Accountant, Mr. Williamson was responsible for the purchasing of University supplies and equipment, payment of accounts, maintenance of general stores and preparation of financial statements. He also advised Heads of Department on matters relevant to the function of Bursary. In 1990, he was promoted to the post Accountant in the Bursary. Over time, he advanced within the Department to the posts of Supervisory Clerk with responsibility for payrolls, Budget Control Officer and Officer Manager, Supervisor of Purchases and Head of Section. Jelf was the second person in the Bursary to make the transition from non-academic to senior administrative staff. \r\n\r\nOutside of accounting, Jelf had many other interests and hobbies. He loved the beach, eating, taking pictures and playing games, especially dominos. He was also an enthusiastic advocate for his neighbors and instrumental in helping to oversee homeowner issues in his community. In addition to his love for numbers and justice, Jelf also shared a passion for building and fixing furniture. In fact, it was his first love. He learned cabinet making in his formative years and honed his skill to the point of professionalism at approximately age 14. He soon became a Woodworking Specialist and spent most of his free time building beautiful furniture for people around the island. Later on, he took his talent abroad, helping to upgrade the homes of family and friends.\r\n\r\nAs a young man in Jamaica, Jelf and his brother Godfrey, taught Sunday School at Maranatha Church. They also sang on the choir and were involved in street ministry. It was this early training that led Jelf to rededicate his life to Christ after reuniting with his family in the United States. He started to attend International Community Church (ICC) and took his right hand of fellowship on July 22, 2018. He became a part of the Men's Bible Study Group until leaving the region to assist his son with health issues.\r\n\r\nHe peacefully slept away from this life into the arms of Jesus on October 9, 2019 at Inova Fairfax Hospital with his wife and daughter by his side, as the tune of "Hallelujah Here Below" played and welcomed him into heaven. He was known to those closest to him as Jelf, Willie, Dad, Daddy, Pops, Uncle Jelf, Uncle Willie, and "Chuck". He will be memorably and sadly missed. Jelf leaves to mourn his wife, Vivienne (Molly); children, Jelf O'Neal, Heather-Renee (Heather) and Craig; sisters, Gloria (Icy) and Yvonne (Vanny); brothers, Horace George (Gigi) and Lascelles (Las); sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends and church family.