ELKHART — One of the latest displays of support for a fallen Elkhart soldier can be found at the intersection of Indiana and Oakland avenues., where there’s a billboard that reads “Jesse Williams — 1983-2013.”
That message was paid for by a local company that did not want to be named or recognized.
Jesse Williams, an Army Staff Sergeant, was killed Dec. 17 when a helicopter he was on crashed in Afghanistan. His funeral service is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Granger Community Church, 630 E. University Drive, Mishawaka. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.
Interment will be at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart immediately after the service.
The funeral procession will take the following route from the church to the cemetery.
1. From E. University Dr., turn left on Fir Rd.
2. Right on Cleveland Rd.
3. Right on 19/Cassopolis St.
4. Left on E. Beardsley Ave.
5. Right on Johnson St.
6. Left on E. Jackson Blvd.
7. Right on Goshen Ave.
Here's a map to show the route: