Rev. Dolphus P. 'Doc' Williamson


Rev. Dolphus P. 'Doc' Williamson
retired clergy

LAUREL – The Rev. Dolphus P. “Doc” Williamson, 81, a retired pastor, died Jan. 15, 2009 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

Services were held Jan. 17 at Franklin United Methodist Church in Laurel. Burial was in Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Ellisville. Memory Chapel Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

The Rev. Williamson served in the U.S. Army and was a minister for 13 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Jones Williamson and Carrie Alderman Williamson.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sybil Chisolm Williamson of Laurel; sons, Wayman Dal Williamson, and Merlon Tye Williamson of Laurel; daughters, Candace Lyn Sherman of Laurel, Gisele Gay Robertson of Ellisville and Melonie Joy Craig of Cincinnati; brother, Shelby C. Williamson of Philadelphia; sister, LaVerne W. Elsesser of Jackson; and seven grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.