Monty Williams, an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder, tragically lost his wife in a car crash February 10.
Another driver, Susannah Donaldson, lost control of her car and crossed the center lane of traffic, hitting Ingrid Williams’ SUV head on.
Ingrid Williams, 44 was in the car with three of her five children. All three children sustained injuries but were expected to be fine.
The other driver and her dog, which was riding in her lap at the time of the crash, both died.
The coach called for forgiveness at Ingrid’s memorial service Thursday in a powerful tribute to his wife:
“Everyone is praying for me and my family. Which is right. But let us not forget that there were two people in this situation. And that family needs prayer as well, and we have no ill will towards that family. In my house, we have a sign that says, ‘As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’ We cannot serve the Lord if we don’t have a heart of forgiveness.
That family didn’t wake up wanting to hurt my wife. Life is hard. It is very hard, and that was tough, but we hold no ill-will toward the Donaldson family. And we, as a group, brothers united in unity, should be praying for that family because they grieve as well.
So let’s not lose sight of what’s important. God will work this out, my wife is in heaven. God loves us. God is love.”
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