October 13, 2023, 86, Kenanasville —
Mrs. Nancy Alphin Williamson, a long-time Kenansville resident, passed away early Friday morning, October 13, 2023. She was 86.
Mrs. Williamson, a native of the Summerlin’s Crossroads community near Mount Olive, was the daughter of the late Gilbert E. and Eva Grady Alphin. She was raised in attending Bethel United Methodist Church and upon her marriage, she became a member of Kenansville United Methodist Church, which has recently evolved into becoming Kenansville Christian Fellowship. It was here that her membership spanned 60 years, with 50 of those years, she served as a church pianist.
As a graduate of East Carolina University with her Masters in Speech-Language-Auditory Pathology, Mrs. Willliamson was employed as a speech-language pathologist, first with Duplin County Schools, and later she and her daughter operated a private speech practice in Kenansville.
The Williamson family will receive friends Monday, October 16, at Kenansville Christian Fellowship, beginning at 1:30 p..m. with funeral services to follow at 3:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Officiating will be the Rev. Chris Stewart. Burial will follow the service in the Gilbert E. and Eva G. Alphin Family Cemetery in the Summerlin’s Crossroads community. Friends and relatives are also welcome to call at the family home.
Flowers are welcome, or memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Preceded in death by her parents, a son, David Gilbert Williamson, and a brother, Dr. John Gilbert Alphin, Mrs. Williamson is survived by her husband, Stephen M. Williamson, Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen M. Williamson, Jr. and Treva Williamson of Kenansville; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Williamson Stewart and Chris Stewart, of La Grange; grandchildren, Stephene Williamson, James David Williamson and wife, Nikki, and Paul Williamson, all of Kenansville, Brian Stewart and wife, Kelsey, Noah Stewart, and Matthew Stewart, all of La Grange; two great-grandchildren, Brantley Williamson and Cooper Williamson; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Audrey A. and Donald Lindsay of Mount Olive, and Eva A. and Kenneth Avent, of Faison; a brother and sister-in-law, Vance and Ann Alphin of Mount Olive; another sister-in-law, Marguerite Alphin of Florence, SC; and several nieces and nephews, and their families.