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Monty Williams gives heartfelt speech at wife's funeral

Rodolfo Vieira
May 08, 2018
08:27 A.M.

The famous NBA assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder paid his respects to his wife in front of a crowd of family and friends.

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In February 2016, around 900 people gathered at a church in Oklahoma City to say farewell to Ingrid Williams, to whom Monty Williams had been happily married for 20 years.

Ingrid lost her life after sustaining serious injuries following a car accident. A speeding SUV lost control and cross over to the oncoming lane, colliding with the vehicle that she was in, as reported by God Updates.

Monty and Ingrid shared a very special bond, and those who knew them were well aware of their love for God. Together, they wrote Look Again 52, a guide that helped people explore the Bible in a year.

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With Ingrid's death, Monty didn't just lose the love of his life; he also became a single father to their five children. But where many would despair, the NBA assistant coach found strength.

During his wife's funeral, Monty delivered a heartfelt speech that left no one indifferent. He claimed that God had a plan for everyone and that he loved every single person equally.

For that reason, the grieving husband asked those in attendance not to mourn Ingrid, but to celebrate her because she was in a better place; a place where everyone would like to be.

"We didn't lose her. When you lose something you can't find it. I know exactly where my wife is. I'll miss holding her hand. I'll miss talking with my wife.”

Monty Williams, God Updates, February 2'016

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During the eulogy, the now 46-year-old surprised his peers by saying that his family held no grudge against the Donalson's, the family of the woman driving the SUV.

Monty explained that one couldn't truly serve the Lord without having a 'heart of forgiveness,' and that life was already hard enough without people feeling negative emotions about each other.

His speech left many people in tears, including David West, a San Antonio Spurs player, who confessed that he was impressed by Monty's courage to forgive the Donaldson's for taking his wife's life.

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