Alma P. Williamson

Published 4:17 pm Monday, May 18, 2015

SUFFOLK—Alma Peterson Williamson, 89, passed away on May 16, 2015.

Alma P. Williamson

Alma P. Williamson

Born in Clinton, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Kelly and Bessie Rogers Peterson.

Mrs. Williamson was a former rural route mail carrier in the Holland, Virginia area, and was a member of South Quay Baptist Church.

This beloved wife, mother and grandmother leaves to cherish her memory her husband, James Richard Williamson; two daughters, Ann Snipes Mears (Ronnie) of Wilmington, North Carolina and Sylvia Williamson Hare (William) of Franklin; two sons, James Thomas Snipes (Phyllis) of Wilson, North Carolina, and Ronald Eugene Snipes (Sandra) of Carrsville; five grandchildren, Lisa Ayscue, April Henderson, Jason Snipes, Kevin Snipes and Jessica Hare; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Juanita P. Scott and Mary P. Cannon, and two brothers, Robert and Lawrence Peterson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. John Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Southampton Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8:30 PM at the funeral home, and suggests memorials be made to South Quay Baptist Church, 9617 South Quay Road, Suffolk, VA 23437.