Billy Laron ‘Peanut’ Williamson

Published 4:05 pm Friday, January 8, 2021

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

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Visitation was also held on Monday, January 4, 2021, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM and Funeral Services were 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 officiated. 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) and 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) and Ouida Malone (Manny); brothers, Dale “Yogi” Williamson (JoAnn) and 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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