Myrtle Evans Williamson | The Wilson Times
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Myrtle Evans Williamson

Posted on September 11, 2021


Wilson — Myrtle Evans Williamson, 86, passed away peacefully Friday, September 10, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. 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 serving on boards with 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 and friends and also 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 opening her home up to members of Lynn's group home that had no family to spend holidays with. When Lynn moved to Skilled Creations in Winterville, she never visited without bringing each of the men and women a treat and baked all of them birthday cakes up until she was no longer able to do so. She also made sure that each of the housemates of Lynn's 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 Mema's 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 her sister, Betty Cox and sister-in-law, JoAnn Bushong both of Wilson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The residents of The Landing also became her extended family as well.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Bobby 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 such wonderful care they provided for many years of Myrtle's life as well as the Emergency Department of 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 sending memorials to Milbournie Free Will Baptist Church, 5106 Raleigh Rd Parkway West Wilson, North Carolina 27896 or Free Will Baptist Children's Home's Rewriting Stories Capital Campaign PO Box 249 Middlesex, North Carolina 27557.

Condolences directed to Joyner's Funeral Home and Crematory at

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