George "Big Wheel" Williams



Age: 77


Summary: longtime member of Christian Community Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana who was among one of more than 6,600 people reported missing and presumed dead in the aftermath of the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that the southeastern United States and killed at least 1,245 other people during the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season as the storm caused severe destruction along the U.S. Gulf Coast from central Florida to Texas due to storm surge and levee failures before making its second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in southeast Louisiana in late August 2005, in which it was one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.



Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina


Born: August 1, 1928


Died: August 29, 2005


Location: New Orleans, Louisiana