Zelma L. Williamson

Zelma L. Williamson, 89, of Parkersburg, W.Va., died Jan. 4, 2013, at Cedar Grove Personal Care Home, surrounded by family.

She was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Grafton, W.Va., the daughter of the late Herbert Davis and Leona Ware Morgan.

She was a direct Descendant of Colonel Morgan Morgan, the first permanent white settler in West Virginia. She was employed by the Bureau of Public Debt for 16 years and transferred to Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, retiring from there in 1984 as supervisor of the Commercial Services Section of Finance and Accounting Office. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, a member and Past Worthy Matron of Vienna Chapter No. 151, Order of the Eastern Star, a Past Royal Matron of Royal Court No. 5, Order of the Amaranth, a member of Bethany Shrine No. 4, Hathor Court No. 3 and Ladies Oriental Shrine of N.A. She was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy L. Cross (Fred) of Parkersburg, W.Va.; two sons, L. David Sweeney (Carolyn) of Vienna, W.Va. and Gary D. Sweeney (Diane) of Parkersburg, W.Va.; five grandsons; three granddaughters; one step-granddaughter; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Wilda Pierce of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and a brother, Manuel Morgan of Parkersburg, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne W. Williamson in April 2001. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence D. Sweeney in 1961; two sisters; one brother; and an infant grandson.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, W.Va., with the Rev. Dr. Thomas McDowell officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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