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Billy 'Peanut' Williamson

Billy Laron ‘Peanut’ Williamson, 63, of Laurel, Mississippi, died Friday, January 1, 2021 at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, Mississippi. He was born Tuesday, December 10, 1957 in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel, MS.

Visitation will also be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM and Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 4, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Wellman Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto, 1918 Wellman Drive with burial to follow. Bro. Jeff Davis will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements. (601) 649-3342

Peanut was recently retired from Jones County Beat 1, was a member of Life Church and a Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of MS. Peanut was also an accomplished horseman and all around great cowboy. He was a loving father and grandfather ‘Paw-Nut’. Always smiling and never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Joe and Geraldine Williamson and his beloved horse, Ebony in Motion ‘Max’.

Survivors include his daughters, Shantay Bates (Brian), Maggie Williamson, Jenny Edwards (Paul), Angela McKay (Leif), son, Vance Williamson, grandchildren, Kade Cotner, Aubrie Layne Bates, Brayden Bates, Ella Grace Edwards, Hudson McKay and Hayes McKay, sisters, Sherry Williams (Rusty), Connie Hamilton (Mike), Ouida Malone (Manny), brothers, Dale ‘Yogi’ Williamson (JoAnn), Lance ‘Ennus’ Williamson (Cassie) and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kerry Williams, Kevin Williams, Joe Malone, Jeremy Malone, Austin Malone, Kyle Williams, Lee Porter and Allen Hamilton.

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Billy 'Peanut' Williamson
December 10, 1957 - January 1, 2021




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