OBITUARY

Louise Matthews Williamson

December 9, 1930March 18, 2020
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The family of Louise Matthews Williamson will receive friends at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home from 4-6 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020. She will be privately interred next to her husband of fifty years, Jack Williamson at Forest Park East Cemetery.

Louise was born Dec. 9, 1930 in Tenaha, TX to parents Ruth (Bowden) and Lewis Matthews and passed away in Shreveport on March 18, 2020 after an extended illness.

Mrs. Williamson graduated from Centenary College, retired as an accountant with Landford Drilling, and was the first Lady to run for Shreveport Police Jury. She was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Williamson cherished most her family and her prize winning Day Lilies.

Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Ruth Matthews and her husband, Jack Williamson. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Hazard and Debra Johnson (Joe); sister, Carolyn Baughman (Farris); brother, Charles Matthews (Helen), and her grandchildren, Brad Johnson, Lauren Ellis, Blake Ellis, Derek Johnson, and Sarah Johnson, great grandchildren Hayley Roy, Jack Frank, Presley Johnson, and Celeste Johnson. She is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend a Special Thanks to her friend and care giver Debbie McDowell.

Pallbearers will be Allan Matthews, Steve Baughman, Randy Matthews, Brad Johnson, Robert Rushton, and Danny Hazard with honorary pallbearers Blake Ellis, Dan Johnson, and Steve Ruff.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Shriners or Meals on Wheels. You may pay your respect online at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com

  • FAMILY

  • Lewis and Ruth Matthews, Parents (deceased)
  • Jack Williamson, Husband
  • Linda Hazard, Daughter
  • Debra Johnson (Joe), Daughter
  • Carolyn Baughman (Farris), Sister
  • Charles Matthews (Helen), Brother
  • Brad Johnson, Grandchild
  • Lauren Ellis, Grandchild
  • Blake Ellis, Grandchild
  • Derek Johnson, Grandchild
  • Sarah Johnson, Grandchild
  • Hayley Roy, Great Grandchild
  • Jack Frank, Great Grandchild
  • Presley Johnson, Great Grandchild
  • Celeste Johnson, Great Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Allen Matthews
  • Steve Baughman
  • Randy Matthews
  • Brad Johnson
  • Robert Rushton
  • Danny Hazard
  • Blake Ellis, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dan Johnson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steve Ruff, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 22, 2020

Memories

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Angela Geer

March 23, 2020

Mar. Williamson was the most amazing person. She was an amazing mother to Linda. I will always cherish the memories I have of her through the years. Her amazing smile and her personality is what made her so special. She will truly be missed. Heaven gains an angel and the trumpets are sounding as God takes her in his loving arms. We will miss her but heaven is her everlasting home. Love you to the moon and back Ms Lou. I will keep Linda safe for you. ❤️

Alicia Boykin

March 21, 2020

Mrs. Williamson was probably like a second Mother to a few of us but she was always so sweet to open her home to us (friends of Linda and Debbie) and would entertain or take us anywhere we wanted to go and watch over us for hours as we skated, went to movies, or just slumber partied the weekend away at her house. She always had the patience of a Saint, I thought, and always took an interest in each and every one of us especially Linda and Debbie who meant the world to her. I always felt so welcomed because of her kind spirit, open and welcoming personality. She had this great laugh and wit that I think Linda inherited. ;)
She and Linda had this very special bond and that put a huge impression on me, years ago, and I’d like to say that I learned valuable parenting lessons from her that have helped me with my daughters and I am grateful for that. She will always have a very special place in my heart and will be greatly missed. I will always think of her when I see Lillies.

Ruthann Rushton Westerfield

March 20, 2020

Louise was a lovely lady, always kind, welcoming us into her home & a great conversationalist, I enjoyed the few talks we had, oh that big beautiful smile was like sunshine. I’m happy to have know her & will always remember her as gracious, kind & beautiful inside & out. Oh & we were also birthday twins, only thirty years apart.
My brother, Robert Rushton loved her dearly, told me of the long talks they also had over the last 10+ years sitting at her kitchen table. He said she could grow anything green & if it bloomed it would be glorious, Day Lilies being her prized flowers. I also say all of this on behalf of our Mother, Pat Kline, she also cared deeply & loved Louise.
Thank you to Linda for being apart of our family, please know Sis that you are loved.
God Bess & With deepest sympathy,
Ruthann Westerfield

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Biography

The family of Louise Matthews Williamson will receive friends at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home from 4-6 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020. She will be privately interred next to her husband of fifty years, Jack Williamson at Forest Park East Cemetery.

Louise was born Dec. 9, 1930 in Tenaha, TX to parents Ruth (Bowden) and Lewis Matthews and passed away in Shreveport on March 18, 2020 after an extended illness.

Mrs. Williamson graduated from Centenary College, retired as an accountant with Landford Drilling, and was the first Lady to run for Shreveport Police Jury. She was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Williamson cherished most her family and her prize winning Day Lilies.

Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Ruth Matthews and her husband, Jack Williamson. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Hazard and Debra Johnson (Joe); sister, Carolyn Baughman (Farris); brother, Charles Matthews (Helen), and her grandchildren, Brad Johnson, Lauren Ellis, Blake Ellis, Derek Johnson, and Sarah Johnson, great grandchildren Hayley Roy, Jack Frank, Presley Johnson, and Celeste Johnson. She is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend a Special Thanks to her friend and care giver Debbie McDowell.

Pallbearers will be Allan Matthews, Steve Baughman, Randy Matthews, Brad Johnson, Robert Rushton, and Danny Hazard with honorary pallbearers Blake Ellis, Dan Johnson, and Steve Ruff.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Shriners or Meals on Wheels. You may pay your respect online at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com