Colin Lee Williamson

Born: Sun., Aug. 17, 1952
Died: Mon., Jun. 12, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 14, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 15, 2017
Location: Blackshear Presbyterian Church

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Mr. Colin Lee Williamson, age 64, of Blackshear, died early Monday morning (6/12/17) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following an extended illness.

Born August 17, 1952, he was the youngest son of Alvin and Hilda Bowen Williamson, who were his caregivers until they were called “Home”. He came into this world with a handicap that he carried his entire life, but never a burden to anyone. Early in his childhood, there were recommendations that he be placed in a home for mentally handicapped individuals, but his Mom and Dad would never consider such a thought. They were proud of their sons, and Colin was the one that was very special. His mama always called him her “Special Angel”.  They took him everywhere they went: football games, basketball games, church, or anywhere they would take their other sons. He was never left out and they were never ashamed of his inability to be like the other children. 

Most of the students that attended Blackshear High School during the 1960’s knew Colin as the brother of Victor, Mike, and Randy, and Colin was loved and protected by them as he was their friend also.

Colin was a member of the Blackshear Presbyterian Church, where he loved to hear and sing along to the music.  He could memorize the words to the songs that most would have problems even reading out of a hymnal. Music was very important to Colin as it gave him a method of communication with others. He had a record and tape collection that filled his entire bedroom.

He was also blessed with a memory that no one could match. If he ever met someone and they told him who they were, he would always remember them. 

He was a resident of the Pierce County Nursing Home for the past several years and loved all his friends and caregivers there. He knew that he was loved in return.  He was the unofficial elevator monitor and greeter at the elevator door. All who passed was greeted by Colin with a smile and “Do You Love Me?” His handicap did not hinder him from loving everyone that he came into contact with.

Colin never met a stranger, never used profanity, never said anything bad about anyone, and never broke any of the Ten Commandments. Can you say that about yourself?

For the past several weeks, Colin struggled due to a unfortunate fall. During this period of time, he’s had a community praying from him. They’ve prayed for God’s will to be done. God’s will was done and his struggle is now over.  His mama’s “Special Angel” is there with her now, and a happy reunion took place as he entered the gates of Heaven. He is listening to music, singing, worshipping our Savior, and most likely asking “Do you Love Me?”  Of course, all those left here on earth and those in Heaven love him, now and forever.  But thankfully, he’s healed, and whole! 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert L. and Ida Bowen; his paternal grandparents, Colin and Minnie Williamson; and all of his aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his three brothers, Victor Williamson of Greenville, S.C., Mike Williamson (wife Ina) of Fleming Island, FL, and Randy Williamson (wife Brenda) of Blackshear; an aunt, Rena Bowen of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place on Thursday (6/15/17) at 11 AM at the Blackshear Presbyterian Church.  Burial will follow in the Blackshear City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Blackshear Presbyterian Church, In Memory of Colin Williamson, 432 Main Street, Blackshear, GA 31516.

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Phoebe Myers
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in God's sure promise to restore our loved ones to life by means of a resurrection to a paradise earth, where sickness and death will be no more. "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,29) I hope that you find comfort in this prospect and your heartfelt prayer during this difficult time.
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The Roberts Dena, Derrick and family
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Mike, Ina and all Colin's loved ones, please accept our deepest condolences. I remember meeting Colin and he was such a happy person. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Lisa Purvis Booth
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Colin I met Colin at Pierce Co. Nursing home as my mother was there. I wanted you to know he was very special to my family. My mom was protective of Colin as my mom had a Down Syndrome child. My mom would sing to Colin sometimes. I know Colin was welcomed with opened arms in heaven by many people he was so easy to love. Will keep you in my prayers. Colin gained his wings and is flying high and singing his heart out.

Joe and Judy Boyett
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
Colin was truely a special person. I always admired how not only your parents but all of you looked after him. Your family was special to our family and always will be.
God Bless

Faith W.
   Posted Fri December 01, 2017
What a beautiful testimony to a life well lived and to the strength and beauty of a family that loves unconditionally. May the Lord Jesus bless you all.

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