Julia Elizabeth “Punkie” Williamson passed away at her home in Beebe, Arkansas on March 13, 2019 at t Julia Elizabeth “Punkie” Williamson passed away at her home in Beebe, Arkansas on March 13, 2019 at the age of 83. She was born on April 14, 1935 in Fouke, Arkansas to James Lawson and Sybil Brewer. Mrs. Williamson was a Master Gardener and a member of the Beebe Church of Christ.
Punkie received her nickname at a very young age and it has followed her through this journey of life. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew and loved her. She graduated from high school and continued her education where she received a BA in Education and later her MA also in education. She used her education by teaching for many years and was even afforded the opportunity to teach three of her five children in the sixth grade. Punkie shared her love for learning with so many children and in doing that she changed their lives forever. She enjoyed so many different things and shared doing them with her family and made many new friends while doing different things. Punkie stayed outdoors as much as she could and loved to farm, garden, fish down on the river bank and even loved to go deer and duck hunting whenever she could. When she was stuck inside she never allowed herself to be idle because she loved to paint and quilt.
Punkie was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, Joseph Angelus "Jiggs" Huber and Frank Williamson; two sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her children, Brewer (Rhonda) Huber of Beebe, Jimmy (Charlotte) Williamson of Carrollton, MS, Joe (Bobbie) Williamson of Greenwood, MS, Gail (Dan) Vaden of McRae and Donna (Greg) Faulkner of Elaine. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Danika (Adam) Wallace, Daniel (Megan) Vaden, Cody (Lacee) Vaden, Rhett Johnson, Heather Huber, Tyler (Alicia) Johnson, Christopher (Jacqueline) Johnson, Brett (Carly) Williamson, AJ (Deanna) Williamson, Jenna (Brian) Pittman, Chad Faulkner, Joseph (Beverly) Williamson, Kimberlee Miller, Amanda (Logan) Waddle and Chad Gleason. Also left the legacy of Punkie is her twenty-six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren along with her nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
Visitation for Punkie will be Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Roller-Citizen Funeral Home in West Helena, Arkansas from 12:00 – 2:00 PM with a Graveside Service to be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens also in West Helena immediately following the visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy, Arkansas.