Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Staley Memorial Gardens, Americus, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Gene was educated in the public schools of Schley County, graduating from John Lewis High School. His family worshipped at Ebenezer Baptist Church and he was a member for many years. Gene was raised on a farm in Schley County along with his many siblings. He was a hard worker and the day to day exposure to this way of life helped him to develop a love for farming and gardening, which became his passion. He pursued this passion throughout his life. He loved the outdoors and never ventured far from the land. He worked for years at Rainbow Farms and Magnolia Manor; in his later years, his work transitioned to landscaping and lawn care as a means of providing a living for himself and his family.
In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by a loving daughter, Ms. Maxine Williamson and six siblings: Felix Williamson, Jr. James Edward Williamson, Robert “B” Williamson, Willie James Williamson, Cora Dell Williamson Black, Lora Mae Simmons, and brother-in-law, Jimmy Beavers.
Gene leaves to cherish precious memories a loving and faithful wife of twenty years, Mrs. Eddie Mae Jackson Williamson; three children, Kerry Williamson, Sr. (Sonja), Rosalyn Williamson, Dexter Williamson, Sr., all of Americus, GA; two step-sons, Eddie Stephens, Jr., Hartford, Connecticut and Calvin Stephens, Marlboro, NY; 16grandchildren, Brandon, Kenyeta, Kerry, Jr., Christopher, Cortez, Ronrica, Dawn, Jessica, Kerridias, Kerin,Dexter, Jr., Javon, Chasity, Brittney, Charvonne, and Amber; a host of great-grandchildren; siblings and spouses, Mary Lizzie Beavers, Ellaville, Georgia, Willie Arthur Williamson (Rose), Pine Town, North Carolina, his twin sister, Christine Williamson Stewart, Ellaville, Georgia, Josephine Williamson Mercer (Samuel), Americus, Georgia, Annie Mildred Williamson, Atlanta, Georgia, Annie Pearl Williamson Smith (Paul), Phenix City, Alabama, Mary Francis Williamson Hayes, Americus, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ella Pearl Williamson, Minnie Williamson, both of Ellaville, Georgia; Ansley Jackson (Sharon), Johnny Jackson (Vanessa), and Peggy Jackson, all of Americus, Georgia; aunts, Mozelle Harris, Atlanta, Georgia, Sylinda “Nig” King, Columbus, Georgia; a devoted friend James Wright, Dallas, Texas; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.