Ernestine C. Williamson

Ernestine C. Williamson, 85, of Swansea, South Carolina passed away August 10, 2017 at her home in Sandy Run, SC surrounded by family. She was born on March 28, 1932 in Swansea, South Carolina to Pearle Copeland.

She enjoyed cooking, doing community service and spending time with her family and friends. She was retired from Carolina Eastman.

Ernestine is survived by her children, James “Mike” Williamson (Lynell), Tommy Williamson (Sandy), Cathy Hamm (David) and Debbie Hare (Steve); ten grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brother, Gerald “Boodie” Copeland (Rhonda); a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Louie Williamson; her son, Carroll Williamson; her sister, Margaret Nix; and her brothers, Pete Copeland and James “Muscles” Copeland.

The family will receive friends at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 303 Oak Grove Rd, (Sandy Run) Swansea, SC 29160 on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Bruce Rucker officiating and Rev. Steven Schied presiding. Interment will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, 4830 Columbia Rd NE, Orangeburg, SC 29118. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Sandy Run, P.O. Box 148, Swansea, SC 29160.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice and special caregivers Betty Crim, Karen Mitchell, Faye Taylor, Lorene Riley and Jean Goodwin.