Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Billy D. Williamson, the son of the late W. J. and Mary Anna Fortner Williamson, was born in Essex, Missouri on June 9, 1932, and passed away at his home in Sikeston, Missouri on October 30, 2008, at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 21 days. Mr. Williamson had lived in Essex, Missouri for many years before moving to Sikeston thirty-eight years ago. He was retired from Triangle Manufacturing in Sikeston, Missouri and was of the Baptist faith. On September 26, 1953, he was married to Carol B. Uhland in Dexter, Missouri. Surviving are his wife, Carol Williamson of Sikeston, Missouri; two sons and daughters in law, Mike & Johnna Williamson of Salem, Missouri, Jeff & Vonnie Williamson of Matthews, Missouri; two daughters, Vicki and Johnny Rodgers and Tammy & Terry Sloan all of Sikeston, Missouri; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Rachael Smith of Dexter, Missouri and Jean DeJournett of Essex, Missouri. Other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by four brothers, his twin, Bob, Marion, Parvin and Marvin Williamson, two sisters, Lorene Barker and Ruth Fulkerson. Friends may call on Saturday November 1, 2008, after 11:00 AM at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2008, at 1:00 PM at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Norman Ogles of Puxico, Missouri officiating. Interment will follow at the Triplett Cemetery near Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
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