Marilyn June Maxwell Williamson
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
Orange, TX 77632
Zoom Meeting ID: 886 2833 9674
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses – Orange
- 7841, Texas 87, Orange, Texas, 77632,
- December 18, 2022
- 3:30 pm