Family owned The Yazoo Herald for many years, she once wrote for the paper
The Yazoo Herald
Ann Everett Mott Williamson died peacefully in her sleep at The Blake in Ridgeland.
She was born June 10, 1926 in Yazoo City, Mississippi to Norman Albert Mott and Mary Margaret Luckett Mott. Her siblings include her brother Norman A. Mott Jr. and her late sister Louise M. Yerger.
Ann was a vivacious woman who loved to regale her family with stories from her travels. She studied at many schools across the country, following her father from state to state as he served in the United States Army during WWII.
Her adventurous spirit eventually led her to explore many foreign destinations, including Australia, New Zealand, Russia, China and many countries in Europe. She became a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority while attending Louisiana State University. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a BA degree in Business Administration.
Later she received a Master in Education from Mississippi College and taught for many years in the Yazoo City public school system.
In 1949 she married Robert Chapman Williamson, who went by the name "Kit," a fellow graduate of the University of Mississippi who served three years in the United States Army, part of which was in the Pacific theatre. They had four children: Robert Chapman Williamson Jr. of
Jackson, Ellen Williamson Meyer (Ray Meyer) of Atlanta, GA, Mott Williamson of Midland, TX and Mariann Williamson of Atlanta, Ga. Other survivors include her four grandchildren: Sarah Ann Williamson, Robert "Kit" Williamson III, Claire Williamson and George Williamson.
Ann lived an amazingly full life. She worked as a school teacher and as a journalist for the Yazoo City Herald, where her father was the owner and publisher. She was a devout Catholic, a devoted Mother, Grandmother and a gracious host who strived for the quintessential Delta party.
Being an avid golfer and a tiger at bridge were among her favorite pastimes. She was a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary's Catholic Church, a charter member of the Sarah Woolwine Circle of the International Order of King's Daughters, as well as a member of the Junior Auxiliary and the Ladies Golf Association.
Her family would like to express the deepest gratitude to Ann's devoted caregivers: Georgia Taylor, Shirley Burns, Katherine Cooper, Mattie Bracy, Maggie Williams, Genora Boddy, as well as the compassionate staff of The Blake at Township, Sta-Home Hospice and Gwen Windham, MD.
Funeral services were Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Memorials be made in the name of Ann Williamson to St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Alzheimer’s Association.