Mary Williamson

January 11, 1947 ~ February 28, 2022 (age 75)


Mary Sue Williamson, 75 of Canada, KY went to be with the Lord Monday February 28, 2022, at the Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center. She was born on January 11, 1947, to Walter and Naoma Williamson. After her father’s early passing, her mother married App Thacker, who finished raising her as his own. All have preceded her in death. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ernest “Bill” Williamson, her brothers Kenneth Williamson and Ronnie Thacker, and her son John Christopher Taylor.

She was a retired forklift driver for Kelloggs at Kimper, KY, and in her past she served in many service jobs in which she always offered a smile, a joke, and sometimes a hug. People were always drawn to Mary, and she was often known as Aunt Mary, Momma Mary, Memaw, Knock Knock, and Granny.

Survivors include brothers Gary (Janet) Thacker, and Michael (Emma Sue) Thacker, Sister-in-law Janice Williamson, daughter Angela McKinney (Kenneth Hicks), Daughter-in-law Tonya Taylor, grandchildren Chad (Tonya) McKinney, Tanner (Cassie) Hicks, Tucker Hicks, Tasha Taylor, great-granddaughter Emma Grace McKinney, and so many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. She has three special children of her heart. Todd (Tiffany) Taylor, Charlie Rowe, and Pam Blackburn. There may be people I’ve missed, but you know that Mary loved all of you with all her heart, and always will.

To all her loving family and friends—and you know who you are (as Mary would say)—thank you for bringing joy to her life, and thank you for always being there when she needed you.

The family will be receiving friends at 6:00 p.m. at the Canada Freewill Baptist Church on Wednesday March 2, 2022 there will be special services on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00p.m. Funeral Services will be Friday March 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with the Ministers of the Church officiating. Interment will be at the Thacker family cemetery at Canada, Ky.

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