Betty Williamson

Betty Rose Hamm Williamson, age 84, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Services were held at Stewart Family Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017. Burial followed at the Rose Lawn Cemetery. Betty Rose was born to the late Fred and Buna Hamm on June 13, 1933, in Lindale, Texas. She married the love of her life, Lee Roy Williamson, on June 11, 1954. Betty Rose was a devoted pastor’s wife for 13 years at Hopewell Baptist Church in Tyler, Bell Plain Baptist Church in Brownwood, First Baptist Big Sandy, First Baptist Florence, First Baptist Copperas Cove; secretary for Tri-Rivers Baptist Area for 26 years, and owner of The Bookstore in Gatesville, TX, for 26 years. After retiring, Betty moved with her husband back to their home area of Tyler, TX. Betty Williamson was well known for her ministry through The Bookstore and was often referred to as “the card lady” for always remembering those during special occasions and difficult times. She loved her family tremendously and didn’t let a moment pass without telling them. Betty Rose was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Freda Cline; son, Phillip Williamson; and son, Tommy Williamson. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Lee Roy Williamson; daughter, Laurie Ramsay and husband, Lee Ramsay; daughters-in-law, Nancy Williamson and Melva Williamson; grandchildren, Jessica Taylor and husband, Jeramie; John Williamson and wife, Lauren; Kristen Kravitz and husband, Aaron; Will Ramsay, and Erin Ramsay; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Madelyn Taylor; Jack, June, Sam and Luke Williamson; Jacob, Matthew, and Jaxon Kravitz. In remembrance of Betty Rose, tell your family members you love them and send a card to someone in need.

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