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Joan Ann Williamson

April 29, 1937 — January 29, 2022

Joan Ann Williamson

Today we announce the passing of Joan Ann Williamson (4/29/1937 – 1/29/2022), preceded in death by her Husband Kenneth Wesley Williamson (11/15/1932 – 11/14/2012).

Her childhood was spent mostly in Darby, Pennsylvania where she splashed around in Cobbs Creek and played Cowboys and Indians in the nearby meadows with her siblings.  At 17 she met her future husband Ken and together they began her family.  During this time, she and Ken bought and ran a horse stable and riding academy to share their love of horses with their community citizens. Years later she and Ken moved to New Jersey with six children in tow, purchasing and operating a series of gas stations in their neighborhood. Eventually, they would crave a change of pace, purchasing a cattle farm in Chase City, Virginia and starting their building and construction company J&K Builders.  Combining their hard work ethic and love of travel, they were able to travel all over the U.S. taking in many of the sights many states had to offer. All while being able to return to their quiet farm life between jobs. Ever the survivor, she was working in New York City when the tragic events of September 11th occurred. A memory she would carry for the rest of her days.

Eventually Mom & Dad sold the farm and moved to Weaverville, NC to live with their daughter Leigh.  She loved living ten minutes from any grocery store and could be found spending her days couponing and looting local claw machines of their stuffed loot to donate to local children.

During her lifetime she achieved the titles of: Wife, Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Niece, Aunt, Great Aunt, Godmother and Best Friend. She was a strong, caring woman who spent her days sharing her love and wisdom with her family. We will forever be grateful to have spent the time we did with this wonderful lady and we will spend the rest of our lives sharing the lessons and wisdom she instilled in us all.


Michael Kenneth Williamson married to Deborah Spencer Williamson

Grandchildren: Michael Kenneth Williamson (9/9/1974 – 9/9/1994)

                            Damon James Williamson

                                           Son:  Gavin Williamson

                            Brenden Spencer

                            Bryant Williamson

                            Spencer Williamson

Preceded in death by daughter Patricia Ann Williamson (2/18/1958 – 6/17/2010)

Grandchildren: Charlie Joe Williamson

                             Michelle Leigh Williamson

Kenneth Joseph Williamson married to Linda Huff Williamson

Grandchildren: Courtney Williamson DeVito

                             Nicholas Joseph Williamson

Donna Marie Williamson married to Timothy Patrick Endres

Grandchildren:                Timmy Patrick Endres married to Tiffany Williamson

                             Great-grandchildren:     Cambrie

                             Timothy Patrick Endres II

                             Brileah Endres

David Allen Williamson married to Deborah Appenzeller Williamson

Grandchildren: Christina Williamson Vitullo married to Joshua Vitullo

                             Tiffany Marie Williamson

                                        Great grandchild: Jacob Williamson

                             Kenny Michael Williamson

                             David Allen Williamson, Jr.

Leigh Annette Thomas married to Michael Lee Thomas

Fur Pups:            Madison Blue Thomas

                             Anna Belle Thomas

Special friend to the family Deb Bujanowski

Joan is preceded in death by her younger brother

Jack Zimmerman (Deceased) married to Patricia Zimmerman

Children:            Johnny Zimmerman

                             Daniel Zimmerman Married to Barbara Zimmerman

                                           Grandchildren: Cory Zimmerman

                                                                        Erin Zimmerman                          

Her brother Allen Zimmerman who is preceded in death by his wife Carol Zimmerman

Children:             Edward Zimmerman married to Deborah Zimmerman

                                           Grandchildren:  Ralston Zimmerman

                                                                        Stephen Zimmerman

                             Carol Anne Zimmerman married to Robert Crawford

                                           Grandchildren: Tracy Crawford

                                                                        Michelle Crawford

                                                                        Bobby Crawford

                             Diane Marie Zimmerman married to Terence McCann

                                           Grandchildren: Patrick McCann

                                                                       Michael McCann

Allen Zimmerman married to Ruth Zimmerman

                                           Grandchildren:  Aileen Zimmerman

                                                                        Connor Zimmerman

                                                                        Aiden Zimmerman

Beth Ann Zimmerman

Melissa Ann Zimmerman

Her sister Maryanne Spencer (deceased) married to David Spencer

Children:            David Spencer

                             Christine Spencer

                             Janine Spencer               

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