In Memory of Tyrone Williamson

June 10, 1955 ~  April 6, 2021


Tyrone Williamson was born on June 10, 1955 in Russellville, Arkansas to the late Elizabeth and Lewis ‘L.V.’ Williamson. He gained his wings on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at his home, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Noreen Lee and Charlotte Williamson; his brothers, William Williamson and Michael Williamson.

Tyrone graduated from Russellville High School – Class of ’73 and attended Arkansas Tech University. An avid athlete, Tyrone played basketball, football, softball and ran track while in school. He loved coaching youth and adults in basketball and softball.

He confessed to Christ at an early age and has been a life-long member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. He served as member of the choir and trustee. In October 1998, he received his certificate of license to preach and became an Associate Minister. Tyrone was a hard-working man and a leader in his community. He owned his own cleaning business while working for AP&L/Entergy. He served as president of the Russellville chapter of the Jaycees and was a member of the River Valley Progressive Men's Club. Tyrone was the first African American elected as Alderman and then Mayor of the city of Russellville.

Tyrone leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife of 32 years, Crystal Williamson of Russellville, Arkansas, his children, Karisa McAlister of Conway, Arkasnas, Jared Williamson of Los Angeles, California; his brothers, Robert Perry of Reno, Nevada, Larry Perry of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jerry Williamson of Little Rock, Arkansas, Virgil (Shirley) Williamson of Conway, Arkansas; his sisters, Virginia Ann Perry, Betty Mitchell-Williamson and Trish (Geno) Moore all of Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A community walk through visitation was held for colleagues and friends on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 2 pm to 5 pm and a family visitation was held from 5 pm to 7 pm at the L.V. Williamson Boys & Girls Club located at 600 E. 16th Street in Russellville.

A celebration of life service was held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12 pm at the L.V. Williamson Boys & Girls Club.

Committal service and final resting place was at Reed Cemetery in Russellville.

The following video was captured at the memorial service as the life of Tyrone Williamson was celebrated.

Special thanks to Veasley Funeral Home and Cremations.