Mr. Gussy Gerard Williams affectionately known as “Guss” was born May 20, 1961, to the proud parents of Mr. Gussie Williams and Mrs. Edna (Lewis) Williams in Alexandria, Louisiana at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Later, in 1963, the family moved to Los Angeles, California.
Guss started his early education at Clyde Woodworth Elementary School, Albert Monroe Middle School, and Morningside High School, ninth-tenth grades and graduated from Grambling High School in 1979. After high school he attended Grambling State University where he received a degree in Business Management. While at Grambling State University, Guss was a member of the football team with the famous Eddie Robinson as his head coach.
After graduation, Guss moved back to Los Angeles where he began his career as a stuntman. His first films were Batteries Not Included and Penitentiary III in 1986. Guss was very passionate about the movie industry and decided to become a Stunt Coordinator in 1996. As a Stunt Coordinator he has helped so many upcoming men and women with their careers in the industry. Guss was best known as a Stunt Coordinator with over 100 box office credits worldwide.
Guss joined Grace United Methodist Church in 1994, where he served as an usher, member of the male choir and was actively engaged with the Men of Grace. During his spare time, he would always find time to play a round or two of golf.
Guss leaves behind to cherish his memories and love, his son, Gersiah Gerard Williams; his former beloved wife, Sheila Cobb Williams; stepdaughter, Curtese La’Shea; sisters, Charisse Williams, Rita Williams Minor, Nelda and (Walter) Baisey; a cousin, who was like a brother, Jerome Evans; niece and nephews, Rashae, Royce, Eric, and Ryan; a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other family members and friends who will remember his smile and special tributes.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, at 3145 Washington St., in Covington, with Rev. George P. Lanier officiating.