May 10, 2022
Leslie Scott Williamson, 66, of Columbus, MS passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Visitation will be held at Lowndes Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. An additional brief visitation will be held from 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Mt. Vernon Church, followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 PM, concluding with burial at Mt. Vernon Church Cemetery with Pastor Glenn Miller officiating, and Lowndes Funeral Home directing.
Leslie was born on September 13, 1955, in Doster Hospital in Columbus, MS, to the late Ralph Edison Williamson and the late Daphine Perrigin Williamson. He graduated from Caldwell High School in 1974, where it would come as no surprise to anyone that he was selected “Wittiest”. He started working at Airline Manufacturing as a six-year-old and went on to work there until retirement. Leslie enjoyed RV camping, dove hunting, spending time with family, and hosting groups at “The Pitts”. Leslie also enjoyed attending “Cruisin’ on the Coast” each year on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and attending Ducks Unlimited events in the Golden Triangle area. He loved scaring new acquaintances with his mongoose and sharing his infamous electric Christmas gift with anyone trusting enough to take it from him. Grandchildren and friends alike referred to him as “Little Daddy”. He never ended a phone call with a family member without saying “Little Daddy loves you”.
In addition to his parents, Leslie was preceded in death by his brothers, Henry Williamson, Fred Williamson and Ed Williamson; and niece, Kaila Morris.
Leslie is survived by his companion, Mary Hatcher; four sons, Scott Williamson, Aaron (Leslie) Williamson, Brent Williamson and Neil (Briana) Williamson. Leslie had ten grandchildren, Chandler Williamson, Brantley Williamson, Clay Williamson, Brett Williamson, Dylan Williamson, Brianna Williamson, Brayden Williamson, Ava Williamson, Braxton Williamson, Braylen Williamson; and two great- grandchildren, Braylon Williamson and Sutton Williamson.
He is also survived by his sisters, Judy (Mike) Dunaway; Bonnie (Keith) Thames; and brother- and James (Teresa) Williamson; along with two nieces and three nephews.
Leslie also leaves behind his former spouse, Anna Williamson; and sisters-in-law, Brenda Williamson and Sarah Williamson. He is also mourned by the children of Mary Hatcher, Steve, Nicole, Deborah, Daniel and Douglas.
Pallbearers will be Gary Moore, Larry Thomasson, Charlie Rippy, Chris Herring, Stewart Clay and Bryant Thomasson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way Memphis, TN 38120 (www. ducks.org); American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284 (www.heart. org); American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (www.cancer.org) or to the charity of your choice.