The service will be live streamed below starting 15 minutes prior to his service on Thursday:
Jacob Londell Williams, 20, passed away peacefully at Sanford Hospital, on June 30th, with his Father by his side. His bright, beautiful soul came into our lives on November 8, 2000 and the next 20 years were magical for anyone that knew him or spent time with him. Despite battling countless health issues his entire life, he was the happiest, kindest, sweetest, most positive humans. He always made sure you smiled along with him. He always did what he could to make you laugh. If you were sad he made sure you felt loved. His contagiously positive personality will be missed by everyone. He is survived by his Father, Topher Williams, Fargo. Grandparents, Sue and Brad Koch, Fargo and Londell Pease, Apple Valley MN. Mother, Alysia (Scott) Rufsvold, Jamestown. Brother Logan Wilson, Jamestown. And countless cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends who will all miss him so dearly. Services will be at Boulger Funeral home in Fargo on Thursday, July 8. Visitation at 1. Services at 2. You are welcome to come celebrate his wonderful life and share any stories you may have.

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  1. Smile and be happy. You got this. Was the best advice I ever got from Jake. Strongest kid I had the pleasure of getting to have in my life.

  2. Topher my heart breaks for you. I never had the privilege of meeting Jacob but the stories on Facebook made it apparent that he was a special light in the universe and in the lives he touched. I am so sorry, my family sends you the deepest condolences in this unimaginable time.

    Love ya man. – mizz

  3. You will be missed by so many people. I will forever cherish the memories I have with you ❤ Love and hugs for friends & family.

  4. Our heart felt condolences for Jacob and the entire Willams Family. Our prayers for the Family and Loved ones of Jacob. God Bless.

  5. Very very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all. Cherish your sweet memories.

  6. Wishing you Love & Light Topher. When. I first met Jake he was full of so much bravado, strength and honesty. Wishing all the best and more to you 💓

  7. I only met Jake a couple of times, but he made my whole day. And the pictures of him smiling, and the stories of his fantastic sense of humor, you could just tell how awesome of a kid he was. He made everyone smile. He is going to be so missed by so many. My heart and thoughts are with you Topher, and your family. I’m so sorry for this tremendous loss.

  8. Topher there are no words to make it better. I just hope and pray u can walk through this the best u can. We will be praying for you and your family.

  9. I am so beyond thankful and blessed that I’ve had the privilege of knowing you the past 10 years and even more blessed to have been able to work with you for 3 years. You were the happiest and strongest person I knew. You made me a better person. I love you Buddy 🤟

  10. Jake was like this bright shining light of encouragement for many of us. Even though we never met him in person, his journey was personal through the love of his dad, Topher, on social media. You will be forever missed. Fly high, Superman. Thank you for letting us be a part of your beautiful world.

  11. Topher, you created a joy in such dark places for Jake and gave him beyond what he would have ever dreamed of. May we all be so blessed as to pass from this world knowing how deeply we are loved. Holding you all in my heart.

  12. As the security guy there i have had the pleasure of seeing Jacob many times with his huge smile,always made my day.God will take good care of you my friend! My condolences to Jacobs family.

  13. Prayers for the Williams family. I had the privilege of working with Jacob in Jamestown. He will forever hold a place in my heart. I loved his belly laugh. Such a sweet boy. ❤️❤️

  14. I never knew you. But seeing your strength on Facebook could lift me up from my darkest days. Fly high little one. 💙

  15. I will always remember Jacob’s smile and infectious laugh!! He taught me so much in the time that I knew him! My condolences to your family.

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss I missed working with him at Anne Carlsen he was such a great kid he always made me smile.

  17. I never got to meet Jake in person but I am glad Jake and Topher opened their homes and life to us through social media. The two are the model father and son. Thank you for making me smile, laugh and build that strength. Look over us, Jake.

  18. Oh sweet Jake. You are so loved! Ur joy overflows to anyone that you touch. Ur dad will be ok, everyone will be ok knowing you were spiderman! You loved unconditionally, ur heart was pure, and u could climb mountains!

  19. I have never seen someone show as much love for his boy as you, Topher! As many have said, my heart breaks for you. It is difficult to understand God’s plan but know that Jacob is safe. He is loved. He is forever with you.

  20. I grew up with Jacob in Jamestown, ND. He was a dear classmate of mine for many years. Fly high Jacob. I will miss you forever!

  21. Your son’s smiles always brightened the halls at Ben Franklin. My heart breaks for all of you with this terrible loss.

  22. And so, you must bear the unbearable. Through your sharing on Facebook many of us were privileged to follow yours and Jacob’s journey. You were fortunate to have each other as I know you know. My wish is that memories will sustain you. Virtual hugs.

  23. Topher, your love and care for Jake is so complete. His love for you was too. We are all heartbroken. We love you! I know the memories of your life together will ultimately sustain you, even though I know that is difficult right now.

    When I introduced myself to Jake at North High School and told him I was a friend of his father’s he replied “why are you here at school and not with him?” I told him I worked at North and he said “Oh, that makes sense.” I waved to him everyday after that and he would sign “friend” to me. ❤️❤️

  24. I assisted him, as a para educator, several years ago at Ben Franklin Middle School. He was a wonderful young man with a great sense of humor. After assisting him, we enjoyed joking around for a few minutes. I will never forget his warm personality and wonderful way of communicating.

  25. Jacob RIP you such a good boy I will miss you lots Jacob you made me laugh so hard

  26. So sorry for your loss. I am Sharon’s housemate and so she shared this with me. My deepest condolences!

  27. I only met Jake a couple of times and wish I had more, but do know what a special person he was and the impact he had on the lives of so many. He will be greatly missed by many and his infectious smile will be something that I will always remember. My deepest sympathies to his family, friends and all that loved him.

  28. I looked forward to doing Jacobs cares daily while he was our friend, in the hospital. He made me laugh, and was in control in what was done. He would get angry, and made sure you knew it. Also making me laugh. He holds a part of my heart, I will forever remember his ability to make me laugh. and I personally think he was messing with me in our relationship to add to our humor to day. I will never forget his facial expressions when he was mad (pissed) or when he was good with our morning. The love and dedication of Topher sleeping in a chair next to Jake for weeks on end. you could feel the special relationship they had. Not only was Topher at Jakes side over night, he worked on line in Jakes room.. Then Grandma came to spend the night or weekend, and Jake was always on his best behavior because he knew if he messed up grandma would not come. I think we were bluffing him as we knew nothing could keep grandma away. That brings us to Jake leaving the hospital not knowing that the home he was going to was his forever home and family. a family that loved him more than life itself. Jake was at “home” and thrived as Topher would have had it. They were blessed with their time together, cut short, but his memory of bringing Jake home, and Jake feeling a family of love and content. God Bless his family and bring them comfort with all who love and support them.

  29. Topher, it is an understatement to say that many people and hearts were impacted by your son. And it is no surprise that so many are reaching out to express their support to you, your family and all those who helped Jake over the years. It is amazing that you, as his father, are yourself consoling all those people in return. It shows that Jake taught you well! It is a remarkable example of humanity with your son at the center of it all. I’ve been remembering the impact that the daughter of Dale Evans Rogers and Roy Rogers had on their lives, as well as the lives of many others. Their daughter Robin was born with Down Syndrome and blessed their home for only a couple of years before she died in 1952. Her famous mother wrote a short book, “Angel Unaware,” after their beautiful Robin died. The book helped to change the way America treated children with special needs. As you have said, through great grief there can also come great joy. The tears need to flow, but then your precious memories of Jake will become more and more prominent. There is much truth in the song lyrics—“Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind. Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine.” With love and much sympathy as you honor Jacob forever, Karla Pederson

  30. Sometimes they’re just here for a short while.
    God’s gifts to make us smile.
    Love and laughter enough to last.
    As to God’s timeline, we cannot ask.

    May peace fill your heart, Topher.

  31. He will be missed. let it comfort you to know Jake will be always with you, and looking out for you.

  32. Although I cannot be there with you in person, my heart and prayers are with you and all those who loved Jacob. He was such a beautiful young man and I think he had lived his best life and had every thing he needed in his precious life at the end. Praise you,Topher, for giving him his best life to the end!

  33. All my love for your family Topher. All Jake’s stories will remind you he is always by your side. What a wonderful young man he was…

  34. So many fun times with Jacob over the 10 years I knew him. Always had a great sense of humor, and had thr most contagious laugh. Little man with an enormous heart, he was always looking out for me and making sure I was OK if he sensed I didn’t feel well. If we can all try to be a little more like Jacob, the world would be a better place.

  35. To the Williams Family our deepest condolences. We met Jacob through zoom and enjoyed the match game and all the other activities Online. Not only Camilo but my other children Victor and Gabriella and me got to know him. Jacob inspired me to learn more sign language so I could speak to him and enjoyed saying hi to him in Summer school. I miss seeing your beautiful smile.

  36. Beautiful Service for a Beautiful Soul ! Smile and Dance in Heaven Jacob ! Love and Hugs from Alaska .

  37. So glad I got to meet Jacob. Even though it was only a short time ago. He really brought joy to so many. Glad he’s free of the earthly boundaries and able to be free. Prayers for comfort for his family and friends. Sending hugs.

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