Family of slain Shreveport mail carrier holds vigil in his honor

Slain mail carrier's family stages vigil in his honor

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The family of a slain postal worker is thanking the community for their support during this difficult time.

The family of the late Antonio Williams, the father of eight and grandfather of 13, says the 52-year-old had been a postal carrier for 17 years and loved his job. [Source: Ivy Shelby-Williams]
The family of the late Antonio Williams, the father of eight and grandfather of 13, says the 52-year-old had been a postal carrier for 17 years and loved his job. [Source: Ivy Shelby-Williams]

Antonio Williams, 52, died Saturday after being shot while delivering mail at Lakeville Townhomes in Shreveport.

His family held a vigil Sunday at the apartment complex.

“Thank you so much to the entire Police Department, the postmen and all of those out there praying for my family," said Williams’ widow, Ivy Shelby-Williams. “I appreciate it so much. Thank you.”

Antonio Williams was the father of seven children, had 13 grandchildren and loved his family very much, his widow said.

He also worked 17 years as a postal carrier, a job he loved.

Several people in the neighborhood have mentioned how they considered Antonio Williams to be a friend. They stressed how he would not only deliver mail but also have conversations with people.

His family is planning another memorial Friday.

Arrangements for his funeral are pending.

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