Myrtle Evans Williamson
May 16, 1935 – September 10, 2021
Myrtle Evans Williamson, 86, passed away peacefully Friday, September 10, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. A celebration of her life will be conducted Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Entombment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. Rev. Walt Tyndall and Rev. Ray Wells will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 1-1:45 p.m. before the service and other times at the home of Robert and Pam Boyette, 6717 Radio Tower Road, Wilson.
Strong and steadfast in her faith, she let others know of it through her many acts of kindness. Myrtle was a dedicated and long-standing member of Milbournie FWB Church. Along with her husband Bobby, they were very active with The ARC of Wilson, Diversified Opportunities, and Hope Singers. Wilson Community College, and the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home were organizations she held close to her heart. After her retirement from Wilson Medical Center, she shared her love of cooking with family, friends along with many shut-ins throughout the community. She spent many countless hours advocating for Special Needs Adults and was a ray of sunshine to those throughout the community. Many times, she opened up her home to members of Lynn’s group home that had no family to spend holidays. When Lynn moved to Skilled Creations in Winterville, she never visited without bringing each of the men and women a treat and baked each of them birthday cakes up until she was no longer to do so. She also made sure that each of the housemates received a Christmas gift as well.
Although small in stature she was the epitome of what a strong southern lady was supposed to be. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her greatest joy was the birth of Kennedy who brought so much joy to her final days.
Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Pam and husband, Robert Boyette of Wilson; granddaughter, Regan and husband, Derek Dawson of Sims, and great-granddaughter Kennedy Dawson as well as sister, Betty Cox, sister-in-law, Jo Bushong, and brother- in- law, William R. Williamson of Wilson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The residents of The Landing became her extended family as well.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Bobby R. Williamson; daughter, Jennifer Lynn Williamson; parents, Hilbert Preston and Patience Pate Evans, and sister Jeanette Evans Williams
The family would like to thank Dr. Natalie Doyle and her staff for the loving care they provided as well as Wilson Emergency Department, Emergency Responders, Wilson Medical Center, and Community Hospice Care for the compassion and professionalism they showed throughout her final days.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you consider memorials to Milbournie Free Will Baptist Church, 5106 Raleigh Rd. Parkway West, Wilson, North Carlina 27896 or The Free Will Baptist Children’s Home Rewriting Stories Capital Campaign, PO Box 249, Middlesex, North Carolina 27557.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net