June 11, 2010
Williams dies en route to World Cup Football

A Vincentian man living in the British Virgin Islands since 1994 died suddenly on Sunday, June 6, en route to South Africa, as a representative at the FIFA congress, ahead of the opening ceremony of the World Cup.{{more}}

Member of the BVI Football Association, Wendol Williams, passed away as a result of an enlarged heart in the early hours of Sunday morning.

An online article in The Virgin Island Platinum News stated that a fellow member of the Executive Committee was informed by one of the travelling delegates that in the early hours of Sunday morning, Williams had passed away in his hotel room where the delegates had overnighted en route to South Africa.

The article stated after hearing no response from Williams’ room, the delegate had security open the door, whereupon the 39-year-old was discovered.

Sister of the deceased, Nicola Williams, visited SEARCHLIGHT on Wednesday afternoon and said that the entire family is still in shock.

She said that Wendol was scheduled to come back to St Vincent sometime this month to commemorate the third anniversary of their mother’s death. He was a loving and caring brother who always looked after the family,” Williams added.

Williams had been a serving member of the BVI Football Association for 4 years. He had also been active in football in the BVI since moving to the territory in 1994, representing the territory at international level, coaching youth and womens’ teams.

Wendol will be flown back to St Vincent for burial on June 19. The church service will take place at the God’s Apostolic Faith Church at Byera and burial will be at the Byera Cemetery.