Sunday, September 22, 2019

Mary Reed Williamson

Mary Reed Williamson, age 82, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at NHC Scott in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Funeral services will be 12 noon Thursday, September 26 at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Gordy and Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10 a.m. until service time at Harmony Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mary was born October 13, 1936, to W. T. and Annie Maye White Reed in Winston County. She was a faithful member of Harmony Baptist Church where she served as church librarian and taught Sunday School for many years. She and her late husband, Marvle, enjoyed serving as the Senior Adult leaders planning Christmas banquets, trips, and activities to keep everyone busy. Mary enjoyed any outdoor activities especially gardening, working in her flowers, putting up vegetables from the garden, and picking her fruit bushes. She served as the church librarian for many years and her grandchildren enjoyed choosing books for her to read to them. After retiring from her job at Angelica Pants Factory, she decided to apply for a job as a “flagger” with a road crew as they built the bridge over Nanih Creek on Highway 397. She was hired, and after completion, anytime this bridge was crossed it was always referred to as “Momma Mary’s” bridge. When her grandchildren were visiting or kids she occasionally kept in her home, they always enjoyed the waffles she made for them. It wasn’t necessarily the waffles themselves but eating them in her house at her bar created a fond memory for them.

Mary is survived by her daughter Melissa Gordy and husband Rev. Tony Gordy of Lawrenceburg. One of her greatest joys was being “Momma Mary” to her grandchildren: Melodie and Brett Ellis; Joshua “Buck” and Kayla Gordy; and Michelle and Zach Davis. She also leaves behind to mourn her passing three great-grandchildren: Emma Gordy, Trenton Brown, and Alayla Baxter. She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years George Marvle Williamson; her parents; and her brother James Thaddaeus Reed.

Serving as pallbearers are Mark Beasley, Steve Blackwell, Zach Davis, Brett Ellis, Joshua “Buck” Gordy, Jerry Kemp, Ricky Morgan, and Brian Stafford. The family requests that memorials be given to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o David Holder, 11755 Highway 397, Louisville, MS 39339 or to Deerfield Baptist Church Building Fund, 4200 Waynesboro Highway, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at