*We’ve finally got more info about funeral services for Maze percussionist McKinley “Bug” Williams who died of a heart attack on Friday, September 2nd while on tour in Chattanooga, TN.

According to an email from industry vet, Pat Shields, services will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011 in Philadelphia:

9:00-11:00 a.m.  – Viewing
11:00 a.m. Funeral Service
New Covenant Church of Philadelphia
7500 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119

The funeral home is Beckett, Brown & Hodges, 215-438-9170.  They don’t have an online guestbook but you can leave condolence messages on Maze’s website in their guestbook, www.mazemuze.com.

Cards can be sent to Williams’ daughter, Allison at:
Allison Williams
c/o Maze Inc
PO Box 8101
LA, CA 90008

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations can be made to the American Heart Association in his memory to support their campaign called The Power To End Stroke to bring the issue of heart health to the African American community (www.powertoendstroke.org). Also, checks can be made payable to:

“American Heart Association” and in the subject line write “For PTES in memory of McKinley “Bug” Williams.” Checks can be mailed to:

American Heart Association
Donation Processing Center
File 30947
PO Box 60000
San Francisco, CA 94160

Mckinley Williams & Frankie Beverly (phoro courtesy Soul Walking)

Finally, on the Maze website, Frankie Beverly said this about his friend, Mckinley “Bug” Williams:

“He was a good man and my best friend who stood by me for most of his life and I along with the rest of our Maze family will miss him dearly. May your soul rest in Heavenly peace my friend.”