By Terry L. Watson Photos Provided by Crystal Williams Her motto is “It’s a blessing to be blessed with a gift that blesses others”. Current Charleston, SC, resident Crystal R. Williams was born and raised in Greensboro, NC, to the late Valerie JoAnn McCoy Williams and Rufus and Patsy Williams. Crystal is the proud mother of one daughter, Micaiah, and the middle sister of Chiwanda and Cherron, and they are commonly known throughout the Greensboro community as “CRW #123”. Crystal graduated from James B. Dudley Senior High School in 1995 and furthered her education at North Carolina A&T State University. There she acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain Management. In Charleston, Crystal is the owner of WillLogics LLC. Her company offers Transportation Consulting for Small businesses seeking to start a trucking company. She also provides dispatch services for owner-operators and specializes in the Intermodal Industry, transporting containers to and from the South Carolina Ports Authority Systems. Initially, her goal was to utilize her degree and the education she received from NC A&T. However, Crystal shares that her journey has been more interesting than she first imagined. “I had been bullied in Corporate America by someone who was a bit intimidated by my knowledge and the respect the drivers in the industry had for me. I let fear and low self-esteem keep me from believing in myself. When I was given the opportunity to become an Independent Contractor/Consultant in Charleston, I shied away from the opportunity three times. However, I said to myself, “You know your worth, and you know the plans God has for you (Jeremiah 29.11). So, faithfully, I embraced the new opportunity, which started on January 3, 2022,” she says. Crystal says God gave her a unique talent to be patient with drivers and work in the transportation industry for 20 years.
Charleston - May/June 2022