Patsy Lou Williamson dead at 87

DAVISON TWP. – Patsy Lou Williamson, wife of the late Flint Mayor Donald Williamson and owner of Patsy Lou Williamson General Motors dealerships in Flint Township, died Tuesday, May 26, at age 87.

Williamson died at her residence. A private funeral service will be held with private burial in Flint Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St, Jude Children’s research Hospital.

Williamson was born Nov. 5, 1932 in Beecher, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Henrietta (Jordan) Middleditch. She graduated from Beecher High School, Class of 1951 and GMI comptroller School in 1953.

On April 29, 1972, she married Donald Williamson and they were happily married for 47 years. Patsy was a business owner in Michigan and made charitable contributions throughout her lifetime.

Surviving are sons, Michael Williamson, John (Amy) Gartrell and Scott (Julie) Williamson; daughter, Deanna Williamson; grandchildren, Brandon Williamson, Brooks Williamson, Emma Williamson, John J Gartrell, Sabrina Owen, Justin Wojcik, Avery Wojcik and Colby Miller; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Williamson was preceded in death by her first husband, John Gartrell, second husband, Donald Jerry Williamson, daughters, Sharon Owen and Lisa Morrow and son, Richard Williamson Sr., grandchildren, Zachary Morrow and Richard Williamson Jr., parents, three brothers, Frank, Richard and Rex, sisters, Sandra and Dorothy Ann Middleditch and step-sister, Judy Borst.