Leonard F. Williams, loved sports, weather

October 5, 2022

Leonard F. “Lenny” Williams, 20, of Milton, passed away surrounded by family Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey.

Lenny was born Aug. 31, 2002, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, and graduated from Cape Henlopen High School class of 2020.  He loved all things weather-related, snow, thunderstorms and rainbows, and desired to become a meteorologist. Lenny loved his Milton community and had just been made an honorary member of Milton Fire Department Station 85. Lenny attended Goshen U.M. Church and loved the relationships he had built with his church family.

Lenny enjoyed sports and as a child played baseball with Milton Little League.  His love of sports spilled into his daily life. He was a fan of auto racing of any kind, especially Jimmy Johnson. He was a longtime fan of the Washington Nationals, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers and WWE wrestling. He could always be found with a game or sporting event on his television and attended many different games and events. Lenny enjoyed country music with a special affinity for Jimmie Allen. He enjoyed being outdoors fishing and kayaking with family. He enjoyed spending time at the beach making sand sculptures with the Sand Bears for the Special Olympics and loved a good backyard bonfire with his family and friends. As a dedicated big brother to Jack, Lenny came out to almost every single little league game to show his support and cheer him on. Lenny had a soft spot in his heart for his beloved cat, Abby.

Lenny was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandmothers Thelma Sharp and Margaret Carey; paternal great-grandfather Francis Carey; maternal great-grandparents Carol Boyer, and John and Catherine Boyer; and his great-great-uncle Leonard “Chap” Lambdin. 

He is survived by his mother, Krista Williams; his father, Stephen Carey and wife Christa; brother, Jack Carey; stepbrothers, Jacob Handley and John Handley; paternal grandparents, Milton and Jane Carey; maternal grandmother, Lynn Williams; maternal grandfather, Phil Williams; aunts and uncles, Heather Williams, Phillip Williams, Jacob Williams, and Angela Jones and husband Jay; his three closest friends, Cameron Otwell, Andrew Blazek and Aiden Hamer; a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, and extended family and friends; and his cat Abby.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9, at Goshen UM Church, 103 Mulberry St., Milton.  A time of visitation for family and friends will begin at 1 p.m.  Casual dress and sports team apparel are encouraged. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Lenny’s memory to Milton Fire Department, 116 Front St., Milton, DE 19968; Goshen U.M. Church, c/o Pastor Will Walters, 103 Mulberry St., Milton, DE 19968; or Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey, 550 Mickle Blvd., Camden, NJ 08103.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Services, Milton. 

Online condolences are welcome for the family at

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