Dante Alfonzo Williams, 42, died on July 16, 2021, in Laurel Maryland. Dante was born July 10, 1979, to Robert and Gilda (Williams) Brunner in Takoma Park, Maryland. He immediately received the nickname "Papa" because he was born with two teeth. As a toddler, he quickly displayed the characteristics of an old man, by watching over his other cousins and protecting them. \r\n\r\n\r\n As a young boy, he was baptized at Waves of Glory under Wayne D. Jackson. Later he rededicated his life at the Inter-Denominational Church of God under the leadership of Pastor Emeritus, and Dr. Phillip Davis Sr. \r\n \r\n \r\nDante attended Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville Maryland and later continued his education at Montgomery College. He was later employed by the City of Rockville, and Unity Disposal and Recycling Company in Laurel Maryland until his passing.\r\n \r\n\r\nAs an adult, Dante was affectionately known as "Bishop", and "D.T". His mom started calling him Bishop because he would often preach to her about life and how God wanted people to live. The nickname "D.T." came from siblings and close family members who were tired of calling him "Papa" because he wasn't their papa, and it was short for Dante. Dante was a humble young man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was known for being the family comedian because he was always cracking jokes and had something funny to say to anyone who encountered him. One thing we will always remember about Dante is his sense of humor, and his being very particular about his hair. He would often stress his cousin Tyisha out about keeping up with his hair. D.T. did not play about his hair, he had to have a fresh shape up, fresh corn rolls, or neatly twisted dreads before he would go anywhere. \r\n \r\n\r\nDante was also known as the peacekeeper, and one of his favorite sayings was, "Come on, you gon' have to Tighten up". He was an amazing father to his only son, and no matter what he was dealing with in his life; he would stop everything and attend to the needs of his son. He loved him and cherished the bond that they shared. Dante loved music, playing sports, attending family gatherings, cookouts, community activities, and parties. His favorite football team was The Washington Redskins, his favorite basketball team was The Lakers, and his favorite colors were black and blue. Dante's favorite Holidays to celebrate were Thanksgiving and Christmas because he loved to eat and be around his family while putting a little bit of everything on his plate. \r\n\r\n \r\n Dante's legacy and precious memories are survived and cherished by his parents Robert Sr. and Gilda Williams-Brunner of Rockville Maryland; siblings Robert Jr., Keionna and Kwamain Brunner, Deon Frazier, and Angel Johnson. His only son Donte M. Williams and his mother Latoya Doyley, his significant other Chanell Neal; Grandmother Yvonne Williams; aunts, Sharon and Cynthia Brunner, Joyce Neal, Debbie Weedon, Ivy, Clementine, and Sheila Williams; uncles, George and Steven Weedon, and Tracy King; nieces, Kamora, Milan, and Amiya, nephews; Hassan, Tylee, and Kymani; grandmother, Queen Yvonne Williams; first cousins, Shawn and Tyisha Neal, Cynisha, Cap, Terrance, Jamal, Manika, Janel, Tevon, Tayvon, Noell, Natasha, Chris, Isaiah, Byron, Monique, De, and Mercedes; and two special ladies: Latonya Doley, and Chanell Neal. He also leaves behind a host of friends and other family members that love him dearly. \r\n \r\n\r\nDante is proceeded in death by two grandparents: Virginia "Gates" Weedon and Ivey Williams Jr.; God's parents; Carolyn and Sammy Carter two cousins, Steven Jr. and Tequilla Weedon; and uncle, Edward Williams Jr.