Obituary of William Lacy, Jr.

An athlete and fisherman, William Lacy Jr. was called home February 20, 2019 at 10:45 am. William was born in Utica, New York on April 13, 1967 to Aida M. Santiago Rodriquez and the late William Lacy, Sr.

William was educated in Utica, attending Miller School and Christopher Columbus Elementary.  William graduated from Thomas R. Proctor H.S., where he shined as an athlete in track and field as well as football.  He was an avid fisherman and loved to be on the water.  One of his greatest prides resulted from catching a record breaking Bass that sustained its heartbeat on its hours long journey home.  The pride and joy on his face found with his many trophies, ribbons and medals will be a lasting image for his loved ones.

After high school William struggled, but it was through his struggles that he managed to affect the lives of many by putting his wonderful culinary skills to work at a local mission in Buffalo NY.  Through this work William reconnected with the Lord and developed strong faith and a desire to help others.   His testimony helped many and his food not only nourished the body, it nourished the soul.

Sharing in the celebration of his life and the pleasant memories made, is his wife: Nicole D. Lacy. Siblings: Jacqueline Lacy, Anna Lee Lacy, Maria Lacy (Kevin A.) Roux all of Johns Creek, GA., William Lee (Latoya) Lacy, Timothy B. Brown, Koury R. Brown all of Utica, NY, and Raymond J. Brown of Apopka, FL. Children: Shelby E. Williams of Meridan, CT, Tiffany Smith, Utica, NY., Jacob Pitcher Delhi, NY, Nico N. Lacy, Neveah N. Kirksey, and Mother-in-Law, Linda Williams, all of Buffalo, NY. 

Stepfather: Timothy R. Brown, North Carolina Grandchildren: Carter I. Williams Aunts: Susie Mae Mills, Mary Lacy, Betty Ann Tolbert, Bridget Brown, Melvina Pulliam, Linda Brown Uncles: John Lacy Sr., Alejandro Santiago, Jr., Walkery Mills, Jr., Lonnie (JoAnn) Brown and Isaac T. (Sylvia) Brown, Georgia

Nieces & Nephews: A special Niece, Monique R. Lacy, and a host of other Nieces and Nephews Special Cousins who were more like siblings: John Lacy Jr., Kenneth Lacy, Michael Lacy, Norris Lacy, Patricia Anne Lacy, Linda K. Lacy, Jerome Lacy, Susie Lee Lacy, FredLacy, Jr.,  Walkery Mills, III, David Mills, Maria Santiago and Kristina Santiago. Alejandro and Randolph Lilley, Alexis and Pedro Rollins.  He was also loved by cousins from the Lacy, Brown and Santiago families. 

William also leaves behind friends that were near and dear to his heart including Gregory Davis, Nelson Davis and Simon Ballard. Special friends who influenced his life, Sharon Davis and Sam Morris and a special spiritual connection with Bruce Berry.

William was predeceased by his Father William Lacy Sr., Maternal Grandfather Alejandro Santiago, Sr., Paternal Grandparents David and Annia Lee Lacy, Uncles David (Henrietta) Lacy, Sr., James Lacy, Fred Lacy, Sr., Henry Lee Lacy and Terry Brown, and cousins Willie Lee Lacy and David Lacy, Jr.

William will be missed by those left behind, but we know that he is with his Heavenly Father.