1955 ~ 2021
Date of Death: April 6, 2021
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Williamson family. Tyrone’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Veasley Funeral Home. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mr. Tyrone Williamson.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Tyrone Williamson was born on June 10, 1955 in Russellville, Arkansas to the late Elizabeth and Lewis ‘L.V.’ Williamson. He gained his wings on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at his home, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Noreen Lee and Charlotte Williamson; his brothers, William Williamson and Michael Williamson.
Tyrone graduated from Russellville High School – Class of ’73 and attended Arkansas Tech University. An avid athlete, Tyrone played basketball, football, softball and ran track while in school. He loved coaching youth and adults in basketball and softball.
He confessed to Christ at an early age and has been a life-long member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. He served as member of the choir and trustee. In October 1998, he received his certificate of license to preach and became an Associate Minister. Tyrone was a hard-working man and a leader in his community. He owned his own cleaning business while working for AP&L/Entergy. He served as president of the Russellville chapter of the Jaycees and was a member of the River Valley Progressive Men's Club. Tyrone was the first African American elected as Alderman and then Mayor of the city of Russellville.
Tyrone leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife of 32 years, Crystal Williamson of Russellville, Arkansas, his children, Karisa McAlister of Conway, Arkansas, Jared Williamson of Los Angeles, California; his brothers, Robert Perry of Reno, Nevada, Larry Perry of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jerry Williamson of Little Rock, Arkansas, Virgil (Shirley) Williamson of Conway, Arkansas; his sisters, Virginia Ann Perry, Betty Mitchell-Williamson and Trish (Geno) Moore all of Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Community walk through visitation for colleagues and friends will be held Friday, April 16, 2021 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm with family visitation from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the L.V. Williamson Boys & Girls Club, 600 E. 16th St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801.
Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, April 17, 2021, 12:00pm at the L.V. Williamson Boys & Girls Club, 600 E. 16th St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801.
Committal service and final resting place will be held at Reed Cemetery, Russellville, Arkansas.