Nellie Ann “Sugar Babe” Williamson
February 12, 1936 - June 2, 2022
Nellie Ann Williamson, affectionately known as “Sugar Babe”, age 86, of Clayton, DE, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
Born in Coalwood, WV, on February 12, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Hassie (Burnett) Walls. Nellie married the love of her life on September 2, 1952. She was a very proud mother, mom-mom, and memaw; loved her family dearly; and enjoyed time spent with them. Nellie also loved crocheting, singing, bowling, fishing, and playing bingo with her “Sugar Bear”.
In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Robert J. “Sugar Bear” Williamson; daughter, Sheree Lynn Jones; siblings, William Walls, Arthur Walls, Bruce Walls, Frances Barber, and Audrey Burnsed; and grandson, Tommy Rusden. She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Lee Grose, and Robin Rusden (Robert Ames); grandchildren, Rachael Anya Roy (Daryl), Julian “Ike” Jones (Liz), Amanda Cullen (Jack), and James Grose (Yassmine); and great-grandchildren, Elijah Roy, Alicia Jones, Sarah Jones, Jackson Cullen, Henley Cullen, Adelaide Grose, Quinn Cullen, and A.J. Grose.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nellie’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.