Geneva Clayton (Clayton) Williamson

Born: Sun., Oct. 26, 1919
Died: Tue., Mar. 28, 2017


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 31, 2017
Location: Locust Hill United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 31, 2017
Location: Locust Hill United Methodist Church

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Geneva Clayton Williamson, 97, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017, peacefully at her home surrounded by family.
She was born on October 26, 1919 in Caswell County NC.  She was one of six children born to Leona Moorefield Clayton and George Lea Clayton and was married to the late Lynn Banks Williamson who died in 1987.
She and Lynn lived most of their married lives in the Locust Hill community except for time spent in Kinston, NC from 1959 to 1976 after which they moved back to their farm in Caswell County.  She loved being with her children and grandchildren and her door was always open for anyone to ‘drop in’ for one of her home cooked meals. She worked hard putting up food every summer from her big garden and some of her fondest memories where being surrounded by her family shucking corn and stringing  beans. Of course, her hand cranked  ice cream always followed the work.
Geneva was a member of the VFW Auxillary and Homemakers Club. She was a life- long member of Locust Hill United Methodist Church and served as President of United Methodist Women, active choir member and Sunday school teacher.  Early on in her life she worked as a beautician and that skill followed her throughout her life with her “girls”.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers , Elwood and Julius Lee Clayton; sisters, Ercell Satterfield and Leona Cobb.
Geneva  is survived by her  4 children; Jerry (Kitty) Williamson of Greensboro, NC; Pat (Ralph) Dail and George (Scarlet) Williamson of Caswell County; Lisa (Scott) Heath of Kinston, NC: eight grandchildren; April (Bishow) Adhikari, David(Kim) Dail, Brad (Jane) Williamson , Beth (Sam) Clowney , Sally(Jordan) Hodges , Emily (Michael) Reagan, Megan Heath and Morgan (Sam) Myers ; 10 great grandchildren and her close surviving  sister, Helen Somers of Reidsville, NC. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank her special caregivers Robin Cobb, Brenda Williamson and Barbara Saunders for their devotion and care during her years of declining health. Also a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Hospice of Alamance-Caswell for their kindness and compassionate  care.                      
A Celebration of Life will be held  at 1 PM Friday, March 31,2017 at Locust Hill United Methodist Church, 281 Stoney Creek School Road, Reidsville, NC 27320; Pastor Jason Gaskin officiating;  burial to follow in  the church cemetery. Family will receive friends  at the church  starting at 12 noon  prior to the service and at other times at the home of her daughter Pat Dail.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or Locust Hill United Methodist Church  c/o Mitch Foster, 1841 Bethesda Church Rd, Ruffin, NC 27326.
Funeral arrangements are being made through Harrelson Funeral Home in Yanceyville, NC.
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Dana Haskins
   Posted Thu March 30, 2017
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. May your many shared memories of your loved one bring your family comfort. The scriptures remind us that Almighty God is close to those who grieve; "...He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) My sincerest condolences to all of you.

Robert E. Sevier, MD
   Posted Thu March 30, 2017
It was my joy and privilege to serve Geneva (and, yes, even Lynn!!) as their physician for many years prior to my retirement in 2004. They were fine and delightful people, the kind of "folks" the world needs more of, and I am confident that they were fine parents as well.
I also recall how loving and supportive of them all of you children were, and I am sure it pleases you to know that they are now re-united. My love and concern to each of you. May God bless you.

Jerry Lloyd Clayton
   Posted Thu March 30, 2017
Sending condolences from Texas. My prayers are with you all.

   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Sending condolences to Geneva's family at this difficult time. May you find the peace of mind and the strength our loving Heavenly Father offers through prayer (Philippians 4:6, 7, 13) We eagerly await the time when God eliminates all causes of sorrow (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:3, 4).

Rachel Morton
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
2 Corinthians 1:3&4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; the Father of tender mercies" is the "God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember Jehovah God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 peter 5:7)

Andy Turner
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Somehow the news of Miss Geneva's passing didn't get to me, and I would like to tell my good friend George and ALL of the family that God definitely gained a wonderful angel when He called her home! The great memories over a 97-year period will give you all many loving moments, and just remember: you can ALL see her again in Heaven one day! May God bless you all!

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