Arrangements have been made so local postal workers can attend the funeral services of Antonio Williams, a Shreveport mailman who was killed while delivering mail last weekend, according to the U.S. Postal Service.
“The Postal Service is saddened by the loss of our postal family member and we continue to keep the family of Mr. Antonio Williams in our thoughts. We are sensitive to the wishes of Mr. Williams’s coworkers and colleagues to attend his funeral services,” read a statement from the U.S. Postal Service to The Times on Thursday.
Arrangements were made to allow employees who wish to attend the funeral services to do so, but still meet Saturday’s delivery needs.
“Customers depend on the Postal Service to be there six days a week, delivering mail and critical items, including checks, packages, and medications. In order to meet the needs of our customers, mail delivery for the Shreveport area will be made as normal on Saturday, even as we honor the memory of Mr. Williams,” the statement read.
“Some customers may receive mail earlier or, in some cases, later than usual on Saturday, June 29, so we can accommodate employees who wish to attend services for Mr. Williams,” the statement continued.