Joan Williamson

November 26, 1926July 20, 2018

Joan Williamson, 91, passed away on July 20, 2018. Joan was born on November 26, 1926, in Cumby, Texas, to Jess Vernon Bowden and Alma Gacia Baswell.

Joan was an only child and grew up in Cumby, Texas. She graduated from Cumby High School in 1945, and married her high school sweetheart, Radford “R.T.” Williamson.

Joan was a very loving and focused woman who was dedicated to her family. She was her parents’ caretaker and stayed at home to raise her children. She enjoyed privacy and taking vacations. The majority of her vacations consisted of camping in Colorado.

Joan is preceded in death by her husband and high school sweetheart Radford “R.T.” Williamson, and her two daughters: Cristi Gray, and Baby Williamson.

She is survived by her daughter Jana Williamson, Granddaughters: Victoria Williamson and Tamera Thacker, and Great Granddaughter Nicole Sanchez.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 23, 2018

Joan Williamson

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Laura Barnett

July 23, 2018

Dearest Tammy and family...I was deeply touched to hear of your grandmother's passing. I cried and prayed for you all a lot, and was there with you in my heart as she took her final journey home. I am tearfully sad for you all.. but happy for Joan. She is finally at her peaceful , blissful resting place with Jesus...No more suffering on any level...Nothing now but joy. I know she would simply want you to rejoice in the lives you had together, and all the love you shared for so many years..And to just go forward carrying her love for you in your hearts...Loving each other...and living for Jesus, all the rest of your days. I remember Joan as a wonderful woman and mother to you all in so many ways..She truly spent her life loving you... her precious family. She will be deeply missed, but her love remains forever with you, here in your hearts.. You will always have her love. You will also always have such a special place in our family's forever heart... for all the years we spent touching each others lives. All my deepest love and prayers go out to everyone we all hold each other, in the most tender memories of our hearts...Loving you all, as always..Laura, Stephanie, Emily and Micah