It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William Burns Folsom, Jr., who passed away on April 24th, 2023, in his home in Long Beach, Mississippi. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend to many.
William was born on December 16th, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia to parents D'Orsay and William Burns Folsom Sr. He graduated from George Tech University in his hometown and served as Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.
Following his military service, William worked in HR for the State of Georgia. William was also an avid cigar smoker and enjoyed spending time at The Cigar Store in Biloxi where he had many friends like Rick, Rob, Paul, Jim.
William will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. He touched the lives of countless people throughout his life with his kind heart and positive attitude.
His love for his family shone through in all aspects of his life, and he will be remembered as a devoted husband of eight years to Maia Folsom; a caring father to Matthew (Courtney), Will, and Amanda Bellina (Katie), whom he loved deeply; a loyal brother to Bob Folsom (Sarah); and a former spouse to Kim Gladney Folsom.
In addition to his surviving family members mentioned earlier, William is also survived by The Knowlton family, especially Marta, Paul, Craig, Keith, and Dianna; his Stover cousins Stephen, Staci, Shana and Scott; and by his beloved pet Jack.
William rejoins his father William Burns Folsom Sr. who preceded him in death.
A Memorial Service will be held in memory of William on May 20th, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., at St. James United Methodist Church at 4400 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, GA. All friends and admirers of William are cordially invited to attend the service that the family has arranged for him.
William was loved deeply by those who knew him well, and he will be remembered as a kind-hearted soul who touched many lives. He will be missed immensely by his family and friends, but his memory will live on forever in their hearts.
Thank you to Enhabit Hospice, especially Suzanne and Christine, for all your loving care.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in William’s honor to Enhabit Cares, www.encompasscares.org
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