On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Bayhealth in Milford, DE, the Lord whispered “Sweet Peace” to our
beloved, William Edward Outlaw, Sr., 81, of Hurlock, MD.
William was born in Windsor, NC on August 23, 1939 to George Outlaw and Cora Ward. When he was
young, his parents divorced. His mother re-married Ned Harrell, who was the father figure in his life. He
attended elementary school in Windsor, NC and high school in Washington, DC.
At age 16, he began employment with the only company he ever worked for, Marriott. First, as a
custodial worker and shortly thereafter as a truck driver. Throughout his career, he received numerous
plaques and awards. In 2003, after 48 years of service he retired. Besides being an excellent provider,
he was well respected and loved by his family.
A few of his pastimes included, landscaping, fishing, family gatherings, reading the Washington Post, and
watching the Redskins. He was a member of the Hurlock United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Outlaw and children: Connie Little (Ray Jackson), Lisa Hicks (Earl
Hicks), Naim Outlaw, Wayne Outlaw (Tiffany Knight), Bronta Outlaw Nichols (Antwain Nichols, Sr.), Eric
Outlaw, Christopher Outlaw, Ray Thomas, Sr., and Samuel Thomas IV; Grandchildren: Yolanda Little,
Latravia Pannell, Tanisha Hicks, Octavia Outlaw, Shatera Outlaw, Jesston Smith, Keymoré Outlaw, Wayne
Outlaw, Jr., Wa’Keira Outlaw, Brooke Outlaw, Brandi Nichols, Tamia Nichols, Antwain Nichols, Jr., Zaid
Outlaw, Zoe Outlaw, Langston Barack-Eric Outlaw, Alassandra Marie Leigh Outlaw, Ray Thomas, Jr. and
Samuel Thomas; Great-Grandchildren: Dannie Diaz, Aiyana Pannell, Zanaya Pannell, Demetrius Pannell,
Tayeen Pannell, and Zoey Baker; Sisters: Antonia Harrell, Elaine Harrell, Mary Piner, Gloria Williams,
and Lorraine Outlaw; Brothers: Joseph Harrell, Noah Outlaw, Jason Outlaw, Jarvis Outlaw, Cecil Outlaw,
and Johnnie Outlaw; and In –Laws: Solomon and Doris Cephas, Donald Adams, and Lucy Outlaw.
Those that preceded him in death include: Parents: George Outlaw and Cora Harrell; Deceased
Siblings: George Outlaw and Edward Outlaw; Deceased In-Laws: John and Dorothy Adams, John
Adams, Jr, Fred and Dorothy Teagle, and Willie Piner. In addition, he is survived by a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, and friends.
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