Jerry Dean Williamson

January 26, 1939February 14, 2021

Jerry Dean Williamson, age 82, of Southport, North Carolina passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Jerry was born January 26, 1939 in Randolph County to the late John Tate and Corilla Brower Williamson.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Brenda Moore Williamson, his sons; Jerry Duane Williamson of Winnabow, NC and John Darrell Williamson and wife, Gina, of Randleman, NC; his daughter, Heather Deane Williamson Whitworth and husband Bryan of Southport, NC; his grandchildren, Michael Williamson, Jessica Williamson, Alex Williamson, Grace Williamson, Mason Whitworth, Liam Whitworth and Laurel Whitworth; and his brother, Gail Williamson and wife, Trudi of Mira Loma, CA.

Jerry served in the Navy aboard the USS Antietam and 22 years in the Coast Guard Reserve and was called to active duty during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Jerry was of the Baptist Faith and began as a textile printer at Randolph Mills, going on to graduate from Appalachian State University, eventually retiring as Director of Public Safety and Police at UNC-Greensboro after a career spanning over two decades. While at UNCG, he served as President of the NC Association of Law Enforcement Administrators and was advisor to the Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority.

After retirement, Jerry served as Chief of Police at Brunswick Community College. After leaving the police department, he became deeply involved with helping both students and inmates obtain their GEDs.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Jerry Williamson Scholarship to help GED students further their education. Donations may be sent to:

Jerry Williamson Scholarship Brunswick Community College Foundation P.O. BOX 30 Supply, NC 28462

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Regina Lawson

February 21, 2021

Chief Williams was always supportive and willing to share his experience, knowledge and wisdom with those of us who were young and aspiring leaders at the time. The last time I talked to him, he was so happy and proud of being able to continue his career at BCCC.

Condolences and prayers to Jerry's family from Wake Forest University Police and Regina Lawson.

John Manley

February 20, 2021

Condolences from the men and women at Elizabeth City State University Police. Our prayers are with you!

With Deepest Sympathy,

John H. Manley, Jr
Chief of Police

Velma williams

February 19, 2021

Brenda, I am saddened to learn that Jerry departed this life but his memory will live on
Herbert and I will keep you and your family lifted up in prayer.
May his soul rest in peace.

Velma L. Willians

Sharon Dodge

February 18, 2021

I was just thinking of Jerry the other day. He was a good person who cared about people. May you RIP Jerry. God Bless his family.

Jamie Herring

February 17, 2021

I owe so much to Jerry. His leadership and mentorship helped me to a successful career as a police chief at UNCG and Murray State. He believed in me and gave me many opportunities to prove myself. I'll be forever grateful to him. I'll keep Brenda and the rest of the family in my prayers.


Laurie White

February 16, 2021

Jerry Williamson was a very fine man. I met him when I was working with a residential college at UNCG. Jerry cared about the students, and he was a consummate professional. He contributed a great deal to the UNCG community.

Carolese Gullatt

February 16, 2021

Dear Darrell & Gina,
Please accept our deepest sympathy during your time of loss. We have been blessed to get to know you due to our shared love of Hurricane Ridge. Darrell, if you are anything like your father, we then know that he was a good man. May God give you peace and comfort.

Deborah Coley

February 16, 2021

Brenda and Family
I can not begin to express my deepest sympathy in hearing of the passing of Jerry. Jerry was my friend and mentor and I will always cherish his advice as I 'grew up'. He was my boss at UNCG Police and followed my progress as I moved to be a Director at another school. He was at my wedding in 2005 and we had just talked about getting together soon.

RIP my friend

Deborah Pittman Coley

Deborah Wood

February 16, 2021

Dear Darrell and family, We had the privilege of serving at FBC in Franklinville where we met Corilla and the Williamson family. We think a lot of this family. We enjoyed knowing Jerry. He was a person that I greatly admired. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dan and Deborah Wood

Cliff Lowery

February 16, 2021

Saddened to hear the news of Jerry's passing, but recalling with pleasure some of our work together at UNCG to benefit and teach. Fond memories of his personal efforts to make the most of teachable moments with our students, faculty and staff.