Avis Marie Williamson, 91


Avis Marie Williamson, 91, of Oak Orchard, Del., formerly of Boothwyn, Pa., passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Center, Millsboro, Del. She was a department manager with Strawbridge Clothier in Wilmington, Del., retiring in 1974 after many years of service. She was a member of the Marcus Hook Baptist Church, Linwood, Pa., and the Oak Orchard Community Church, Millsboro, Del.

Williamson was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Ann Cooper Jones; her husband, Aaron Wesley Williamson; and her son, Roger L. Williamson. She is survived by two daughters, Gale M. Simpson of St. Charles, Mo., and Linda J. Westerside of Keenwick Sound, Del.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, with committal and interment in the Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to the Oak Orchard Community Church, 32615 Oak Orchard Road, Millsboro, DE 19966.