Hathorn Funeral Home
9-11 am, Saturday, December 2, 2023, Hathorn Funeral Home
11:10 am, Saturday, December 02, 2023, Woodlawn Cemetery, Columbia
Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on November 28, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home. SSG Michael Evans Williamson (Ret), age 74, who had served within Co C, 890th Engineer Battalion has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. Mike had worked full time as a unit supply sergeant and had previously served as a Marine.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.
Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:
Funeral services will be held at 11:10 am on Saturday, December 02, 2023 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia for Michael Evans Williamson, 74, of Columbia, who passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at his residence. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia. Bro. Tom Thurman will officiate the services. will provide special music. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Hathorn Funeral Home.
Michael lived an active life. Along with twenty years of active military service, he also worked on tugboats, on oil rigs, and for the Department of Agriculture. He very much enjoyed the travels with Kaye. From touring Buckingham Palace to camping under great Sequoia trees in California; from Key West to the Arctic Circle.
Michael was raised a Baptist and died a Baptist, and wished to tell the people of Bunker Hill Baptist Church and First Baptist Church that he loved them.
Michael attended Bunker Hill School and wanted to thank all his fellow students for their friendship. To the families of Ms. Emma Allen, Ms. Mary Thompson, Donald Williamson, Donald Orr, O.L. Anderson, and Edwin McDowell: “They were the best of teachers.” Honorary pallbearers are the Bunker Hill class of 1967.
Thanks to Mike’s family and Kaye’s family for all their support throughout the year.
Thanks to all the people who have helped make Marion County a good, safe place to live.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Stephen Thomas Williamson; Mother, Vannie Floyd Evans Williamson; two Brothers, Darryl Williamson and Charles Raymond Williamson; two Sister, Judith Schulken and Stephanie Williamson.
He is survived by the love of his life, his Wife, Kaye Scifres Williamson of Columbia, MS; Son, Evan Williamson; Daughter, Myra Moosariparambil (Matthew); Grandchild, Elliott Moosariparambil; Sister, Melinda Chance; Nephew, A host of nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers will be Evan Williamson, Josh Anthony, Stephen Sylvest, Robert Allen Knight, Steve Williamson and Matthew Moosariparambil . Honorary pallbearers will be Bunker Hill Class of 1967, Bill Dye, John Williamson, Eric Williamson, Russ Williamson, Jared Chance, Nathan Wood, and Ryan Chance.
In lieu of flowers, please support the food pantry, animal shelter, and city and water park maintenance.
Hathorn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Friends may sign an online guest register book at www.hathornfuneralhome.com