At his wife’s funeral days later, Williams gave a moving eulogy that went viral. The coach acknowledged being in pain but quoted Romans 8:28, about God causing all things to work out for good. Williams also spoke about the importance of forgiveness and encouraged people to pray not only for his family but for the family of the other driver. “In my house,” he said during the eulogy, “we have a sign that says, ‘As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord’ [Joshua 24:15]. We cannot serve the Lord if we don’t have a heart of forgiveness.”
Although Williams admits he doesn’t understand the tragedy and doesn’t “like this part of [God’s] plan,” he doesn’t question God’s love. Instead, the coach wants others to know “how God brings you through all of this stuff.” Williams credited Oregon Pastor Brett Meador for helping him understand why forgiveness was key for his children to grasp too.
Williams, who has since remarried, says he has “that hope of seeing [Ingrid] again. which is one of the coolest things about our faith.” He adds, “To be able to share that with my kids and God using that through us to do whatever he’s going to do in the kingdom, that’s an awesome thing that I can’t lose sight of.”