Maurice Williams, a former member and longtime friend of the Socialist Workers Party, died Oct. 5 from COVID complications in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham. He worked at U.S. Steel in Fairfield, Alabama, for over a dozen years where he was a member of United Steelworkers Local 1013. Recently, he was active in organizing solidarity with the United Mine Workers strike at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood.
His funeral service is Saturday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home, 2701 John Hawkins Pkwy., Hoover, AL 35244. The funeral home’s website, curriejefferson.com, has a page for friends and comrades to post messages. His wife, Amancia Alvarado Carrera, encourages people to make a donation to the Warrior Met strike fund in his honor.