Marilyn June Maxwell Williamson

October 1, 1949 - November 29, 2022

Marilyn June Maxwell Williamson was born on October 1, 1949 in Urania, Louisiana to Glen and Mary Maxwell. She fell asleep in death on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 73 years of age. She is survived by her mother Mary Maxwell of Beaumont, TX; her stepdaughter Deon Kammerath and husband Marc of Marana, AZ; her stepson Robert George Williamson and wife Justine of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; her sister Karen Maxwell McKinney and husband Ed of Lumberton, TX; her sister Melanie Maxwell Rivers of Beaumont, TX; her niece Karissa Rokovich of Austin, TX; her nephews Matt Rokovich of Houston, TX; Nathan and Chris Rivers of Lumberton, TX; and Paden Rivers of Yoakum, TX; as well as 3 great-nieces and 4 great-nephews that she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert Garner Williamson, her father Glen Maxwell, and great-nephew Gavin Rivers.

Marilyn dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the age of 14 at the “Everlasting Good News” Assembly, which was held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA in 1963. After graduation, she began her full-time ministry and enjoyed spending time preaching and teaching others about Jehovah.

She married Robert Williamson on October 7, 1978 and they were happily married for 32 years. During that time, they enjoyed their full-time ministry together after Robert retired, traveling around the country visiting family and friends, and exploring different countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Russia and South Africa.

Marilyn had a passion for learning, art, and genealogy. She taught herself to play the piano at a young age, and found great pleasure in painting. She was very talented at photography, and thanks to her, many possess photo “memories” that they wouldn’t have otherwise. She was also a wealth of knowledge when it came to the family’s genealogical history, and loved to share her findings with her family.

Her family is comforted to know that she strongly believed in the promises and hope Jehovah has for her. In a letter to her family in 2005, Marilyn wrote:

 “My faith is strong in the resurrection and I look forward to seeing you all in the new world. Know how much I love each one of my dear family. Please stay faithful to Jehovah.”

She will truly be missed, and we look forward to seeing her in the paradise that she longed to see, where she will no doubt continue collecting stories of her ancestors, but be able to do so straight from the source!

John 5:28, 29

There was a family graveside service at China Cemetery on Friday, December 9th. A memorial service will be held in-person and virtually on Sunday, December 18th at 3:30 p.m.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

7841 TX-87

Orange, TX 77632

Zoom Meeting ID: 886 2833 9674

Passcode: 690731




Memorial Service

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses – Orange
  • 7841, Texas 87, Orange, Texas, 77632,
  • December 18, 2022
  • 3:30 pm

Comments (19)

    Judy Celestin Gobert says:

    Marilyn was such a sweet soft spoken lady. I met her years ago and I am so proud to have called her my friend. She will be missed. To her family, I send my love to all of you. May Jehovah continue to comfort all of you.🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️

    Neal & Cherryln Scott says:

    I recall how Glen’s face would light up when talking about his family, especially his daughters…they all showed him they had deep love for Jehovah God, in their own unique ways.
    Cherryln and I extend our condolences to Sis. Mary and the Maxwell family for your loss.

    Ed & Lynn Caswell says:

    Marlilyn was such a sweet and loving sister. Was always kind and loving to everyone. She and Bob were such wonderful examples for all of us. She will be dearly missed. It won’t be long before we see her again❤️❤️

    William Lombardo says:

    It’s so encouraging to see those we knew as children continue on the road to life with Jehovah. I look forward to seeing her again.

    Kelley and Don Nabours says:

    Awwhhhh Marilyn…. I knew her ( and her family) before she married Bob and moved to Orange . It was in Orange that she influenced me ( Kelley) to re enter the full time service again. Good memories of being with both her and Bob in the Ministry and look forward to making good memories in the future with both of them. Love to all of the the family .. she loved those nieces and nephews .. she often spoke of you …. ❤️❤️❤️ Don and Kelly

    Brenda+Bayley+Guay says:

    I will always remember Marilyn and how loving she was and so happy that Bob had her in his life. My mother Peggy loved both of them dearly! My love goes out to Karen and Melanie, the heartache of losing their big sister, I am so sorry. And to Dion and Bobby, the losses in your life do not get any easier the older you get, love and remember you two always! Love, Brenda

    Susan Slade says:

    I met and fell in love with the whole Maxwell family when I moved in with my sister Sandra Penuel in 1967.
    Marilyn and I became good friends who spent much time together. She often would come to visit at our house and would end up spending the night, we had such a good time together. Over the years we lost contact but she never left my heart. What a wonderful amazing person.
    A Sister in our congregation was interviewed how she dealt with knowing her death was imminent and her answer has stuck with me she said “ I am not afraid Jehovah will know where I am”. This applies to Marilyn also Jehovah knows where she is and very soon He will call and she will answer.
    Sister Maxwell, Karen, Melaine I love y’all and you are in my prayers.
    With much love, Susan McGill Slade

    Karissa Rokovich says:

    There will never be another like our aunt Marilyn. The purest of heart and intention, always putting others ahead of herself. We are all absolutely gutted by this shocking loss.
    She was the nucleus. The family historian, photographer, and motherly figure for us all.

    AM was the curator of my escape hatch as a kid. Though she and uncle Bob only lived 20 miles away, a weekend with them was an immeasurable gift.
    Who wouldn’t want a weekend of total attention and fun?

    We wore out her Linda Ronstadt and The Judds cassettes on those round-trips.

    As more grandkids were born, a reservation was definitely required (not just recommended). It was the hottest ticket off El Paso St.

    AM saw and nurtured creativity in me and she inspired many others in countless ways.
    She gave me my first sketch book. Put cheats on the piano keys and taught me “Chopsticks” and “Heart & Soul”. Introduced me to the whispering world of Bob Ross. Took me to the library, theater, and first art museum. I loved every minute, and Saturday morning donuts at Big B was just a cherry topper.
    Aunt Marilyn exhibited the real-deal unconditional love most people just talk about.

    While my heart is shattered and the tears won’t stop, I am finding solace in the knowledge she truly loved me. And I truly loved her. Her relationships with her sisters and each of us grandkids were unique and incredibly special. I will always cherish our 2 hr calls and miss that infectious laugh.
    I love you Almond.

    William Lombardo says:

    Beautiful details ❤️

    Nathan, Nina, Aubri, Maxwell, Isaiah & Charlotte Rivers says:

    We will miss Aunt Marilyn dearly but have been blessed to have her as part of our lives. We will always hold great memories of her dedicated and loyal love to her faith, her husband Uncle Bob, and to her family and friends. Love you AM

    Fran and Rick Lohnes says:

    Dear Melanie and family, we are so sorry to hear about Marilyn passing. I know she always had such a love for Jehovah and look forward to seeing her again soon. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you

    Cheryl Maddox says:

    I will always remember Marilyn’s sweet smile. She was such a kind and loving person. She will be missed but we will see her again soon. My prayers and love are with all the family during this difficult time.

    May Dupuis says:

    Some of my special memories are when I pioneered with Marilyn in the 80’s. She was a good teacher, and I can picture her teaching the resurrected ones in paradise. I am looking forward to seeing her again. May Jehovah comfort you during this difficult time.

    Rollis & Cindi Fontenot says:

    Marilyn, like Bob, her dear husband, has left us all with many precious memories. These will comfort us until we can see them again when they are set free from our greatest enemy, death.
    Until then, we will reflect the apostle John’s thoughts after he had the Revelation. “Come Lord Jesus.” -Revelation 22:20

    Rodney & Judy Cormier says:

    Marilyn holds a special place in our hearts! We also have the hope of seeing her very soon. Her love for Jehovah was paramount and her faith was to be imitated. Our prayers are with the family now. May we all stay strong!

    Murrel Merchant says:

    To Melanie and the family I am so sorry to hear of your loss .i can’t recall having met her but from what I have learned she was a beautiful sister not just outside but a beautiful spiritual sister that left beautiful memories that will be treasured , may
    Jehovah comfort you today and in days to come .love you all

    Desiree' Rokovich-Mahler says:

    I am thankful to have shared many memories with Aunt Marilyn. My son, Luke loved telling me about the family genealogy information that Marilyn had learned about. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very difficult time.

    Gale Terpening (McIntyre) says:

    Dear Sweet Marilyn was one of the sweetest most thoughtful person I’ve ever known. Her lifelong love for Jehovah was amazing! So glad we will see her soon.

    Vicky DeMoss-Beals says:

    When Jehovah presented Bob and Marilyn to me as teachers and friends, aiding me to become ‘sister’ to them both, he gifted me with the exact person I needed. I loved them both instantly, still do, always will, and can not wait to see them both after Jehovah wakes them both up. Broken hearts and tears treasured. My love and prayers go out for all of the family she loved so dearly. MYM

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