Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

Many funeral homes place little, if any, emphasis on ongoing staff training. The Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home holds high standards for all members of its organization.  Professionalism and Respect come first. We have come to see an the importance of ongoing consumer service training and we require all staff to participate in the mandatory state Continuing Education Courses, as well as familiarize and apply our firms traditions, culture and our policies. 

Here at the Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, Inc., we do not assume that the new graduate or even the seasoned professional is qualified to fulfill the consumer service obligations that we require our funeral directors to obtain when carrying for our families.

All Staff is properly licensed and registered to ensure service excellence and to ensure your loved one is cared for respectfully and efficiently on a day to day basis while awaiting services.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the management staff of Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home.  In addition to those listed here, there are several additional wonderful employees that work to make each and every experience a personal and caring one.  It is our desire to serve you and your love ones with a sense of family and spiritual care.

Floyd A. & Cynthia A. Williams

Founders, Chairman of the Board

Floyd Williams is a graduate of the New England Institute of Funeral Directing, Cambridge College, and Gordon Cornwell Theological Seminary. He is an ordinated minister. He served seven and a half years in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was the first African- American to be appointed as a member of the Massachusetts Division of Registration in Funeral Directing and Embalming where he served as the Board's Chairman. Mr. Williams is immersed in his steadfast love of God, Family, and Community.
When he and his wife Cynthia started the Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, they stepped out on faith. He believes that "one blocks their dreams when they allow their fears to grow bigger than their faith." He has served his community for over 37 years with dignity and professionalism as a funeral director. He has served his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as an Apologist of the Faith as a minister of the Gospel. He is now blessed to past the mantle of leadership to two well deserving young African-American women, Dahria Williams-Fernandes and Jenelle A. Johnson.

Dahria A. Williams-Fernandes
President and Director

Dahria Williams-Fernandes is the youngest daughter of Floyd Williams and Cynthia Lopes Holbert Williams. She is a 2001 graduate of Hampton University, a historically black college and a graduate of the Funeral Institutes of the North East.
She is a Licensed Register Funeral Director and Embalmer in the states of Massachusetts and North Carolina. Dahria is the former Chairman & board member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Funeral Directing and Embalming. She is the first African-American woman to hold a seat on the board.
Dahria is also a adjunct professor at Mount Ida College in the areas of Regulatory Compliance, Mortuary Law, Embalming/Duty of Care and Funeral Directing
She along with her husband, John Fernandes are members of Grace Church in Avon, MA. Her unmovable faith in God is her strength, which transcends to the families that she ministers to with great love and  compassion.

                                                                     Jenelle A. Johnson
Vice President, Chief of Operations and Director

Jenelle A. Johnson is the eldest daughter of Joseph and Jenifer Johnson of St. Michael's in Barbardos. Ms. Johnson is a graduate of Barbados Community College and a 2002 graduate of Mt. Ida College. She is a Licensed Register Director and Embalmer in the states of Massachusetts and North Carolina.
Jenelle has been a member of the Williams family since 2000. Her untiring dedication to funeral service has propelled her into the forefront of funeral service. Jenelle's ability to function under great pressure and sacrifice has caused all members of the firm to look to her for leadership and guidance. 
Jenelle is truly, as Jeremiah says, "a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. She does not fear in time of trouble; her faith is always green. She has no worries in times of adversity and never fails to give us Jesus.  She is a member of the Family Life Fellowship Four Square Church.