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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.

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10 Condolences for Nellie Ann “Sugar Babe” Williamson

  • Back in 1974 I married into the family . I married her nephew Steve Burnsed . I was so blesssed to know and love this family . I still do to this day, Aunt Nellie was a sweet and beautiful soul that will be missed dearly along with her siblings that I love and miss so much . May God wrap his loving arms around this family .

  • Peg so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and deepest condolences for you and your families

  • So sorry Peggy. Love ya,And will pray for you.

  • Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Peggy And Robin, my heart goes out to you both. Your Mother such a beautiful soul and she always treated me like I was her own. Your Parents were Parents to me when I needed them the most. I will never forget their Love it was so great. I remember thinking that is the kind of love I want to have. Their are no words to take the pain of losing a parent not even time does as they say. There is only life with your Mother and Life without your Mother and you learn how to live without and remembering all the beautiful memories. I am praying for you.
    I am so sorry for loss and the rest of your family’s . I love you both.

  • Peggy and Robin, I’m so sorry to see that your mom passed. She was such a sweet lady, with her southern charm. Please accept my condolences.
    Mary Lou

  • Dear friends Peggy and Robin;
    We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother! I remember her and your dad from times spent at their home so many years ago. A true Southern Belle. A huge loving heart. Always trying to feed us!!
    May Our Father cover you with His perfect peace which surpasses all understanding in JESUS Holy Name. Love, Pat and Paul

  • Dear Peg & Robin & family, we are keeping you all in our prayers. Hoping God blesses you with peace and comfort. Aunt Nellie was beautiful and strong and loving. I believe she still is very much those things and more now. Love & prayers, Mary Frances

  • Peggy and Robin, so sorry to hear that aunt Nellie has passed! We had hopes for her recovery, upon news of her getting to come home; well guess our LORD’s plans always exceeds our own! And the time for her sufferings has ended! May GOD BLESS you and your families to ‘draw closer’ to Himself, that we may all meet on that beautiful shore, where there is no more pain and no more death!
    Our prayers continue to go up for all of Y’all! That we are all of GOD’S OWN ELECT, and HEAVEN Bound!
    With Love from all of us! May God bless you each and everyone!

  • Peggy so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time