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James Donnell Williamson

June 7, 1933 ~ April 3, 2017 (age 83)

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James Donnell Williamson fondly known as “Jump-Judy” was born May 19, 1933 in Guilford County, North Carolina to the late Nathaniel & Evannar Baynes Williamson.

Donnell loved to cook, fish and hunt.  He was well known for his stew, he would cook a huge pot and give it out by the pints within his neighborhood.

Also known as, “Big-Daddy” to his family and everyone.  He played a huge part in all the neighborhood children’s upbringing.  He was a stern disciplinarian, a band leader, social butterfly but most of all he was a good husband, wonderful father and the ideal role model.

He is survived by his wife: Allie Mae Guye Williamson; 10 children: Donnie Wiliamson (Melissa), James C. Williamson, Rodney Williamson, Jermaine Williamson, Barbara W. Johnson (Johnny), Alice W. Rone, Evelyn W. Neal (Donnell), Sandra F. Williamson, Glenda Manning (Derrick) and Vonda Williamson; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

On April 3, 2017, while surrounded by his loving family, he exchanged time for eternity and was welcomed by the Master’s embrace.  He joins his parents and siblings: Marvin Williamson, Nathan Williamson, Isabel W. Williamson, Rebecca W. Hayes and Gwendolyn W. Crutchfield…. what a glorious reunion. 


 Service Information

April 6, 2017

1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
April 7, 2017

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Elon First Baptist Church
113 Lynn St.
Elon, NC 27244

Funeral Service
April 7, 2017

12:00 PM
Elon First Baptist Church
113 Lynn St.
Elon, NC 27244

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