The Moving Reason Monty Williams’ Eulogy For His Wife Went Viral

It wasn’t just Monty Williams’ beautiful words for his wife that moved people to tears, but also his message for the other driver involved in the accident that killed his beloved.

Monty Williams’ speech at his wife’s funeral has taken the Internet by storm because of its inspiring message.

The Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach didn’t just pray for his wife’s afterlife at the service but, more importantly, also for the person who killed her in a car accident and also died.

"This is hard for my family, but this will work out,” Williams stated. “And my wife would punch me if I were to sit up here and whine about what is going on. That doesn't take away the pain, but it will work out because God causes all things to work out. You just can't quit; you can't give in."

Ingrid Williams, who was 44, was killed in a car accident Feb. 9. Her car was hit by another SUV driven by Susannah Donaldson.

"Let us not forget that there were two people in this situation, and that family needs prayer as well," Williams added. "And we have no ill will toward that family. 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."

Williams is known to have long-lasting relationships with his colleagues and players. In 2014, he welcomed a distraught Ryan Anderson to his home after Anderson's girlfriend, Gia Allemand, committed suicide.

“For me, I felt like no one could relate to me. There was no way anyone could understand what I was going through. But this was the perfect person to be there for me, put her arm around me and tell me this isn't something you are going to understand and it's OK to feel the way that you are feeling,” Anderson told The Oklahoman of Ingrid.

Soon after Williams’ speech made its way to the Internet, people reacted with support and appreciation for his words:







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