Leslie Brooke Williamson, playfully called Lucy Lou by her parents, 14, went to walk with the Angels in Heaven, now cancer free. She was 14 years old but wise beyond her years. Lesle was born one beautiful day, November 11, 1996, She was the angel of Walter and Crystel Williamson all of Monaville. She has one brother whom she also called her one of her best friends, Justin Williamson also of Monaville. Her grandpa whom she loved very much Johnny Williamson.
Also preceding her in death was her grandfather, Daniel( Danny) Wilburn of Monaville, grandmother Mary Williamson, formerly of Logan; Dale Deer of Logan, her aunts whom she loved very much, Mara Wilburn and Polly Mullins both of Monaville.
Leslie had a beautiful heart with a lot of love to give. She lovingly referred to some very close friends as brothers and sisters like a sister and her very best friend Briana Vankovich, Jaci Beach, Jen Scharren, Shilah Clark, Cristal Rawlings, Brooke Seigman, Rene Campagna. As her words, her adopted brothers, Ronnie Abbott and Michael Miller. These two boys always treated her with respect and just as a little sister. Leslie is also loved dearly and remembered by her grandmother since birth, Tammy Workman, Horner. She is also survived by her great mammaw Viola Wilburn, Aunt Frances Wilburn, Aunt Stella Willburn, Aunt Louanne Wooten all of Monaville; Uncle Ricky( Debbie) Wilburn of Chapmanville, Aunt Kitten (Steve) Clemens of Holden; Uncle Dana (Tonya) Wilburn of St Albans, Uncle Daniel (Gina ) Wilburn of Dingess; Uncle Kenny Joe( Cindy Williamson) of Mudfork; Uncle John (Ashlee) Williamson of Whtiman; Aunt Yogi (Dallas) Marcum of Fla; Uncle JR Williamson of Fla.; Aunt Sissy (Scott) Duty of Ohio; Aunt Sandy(John) Welch of Whitman; Aunt Stella (Ron) Johnson of Ohio; some very special cousins include Jim Mullins, Matthew Mullins, Brenton Wilburn, Haley Wilburn, Samantha Wilburn, Stephen Clemens, Braden Wilburn, Bentley Wilburn, Inga Welch, Kimberly Dudding, Cassie Fields, John Welch, Josh Welch, Jetta Dudding, Angel Silas, and many, many other cousins and family members, and lots and lots of friends that loved her and will miss her very much. Her memory will be in hearts forever.
Leslie attended Logan Middle School until she was too ill to go to school all day. She then was home schooled and kept her honor roll status and taught by Debra Capua.
Leslie battled this ugly disease for longer than anybody should have to, trying treatment after treatment and hospital after hospital with never even one time complaining, being angered, or even afraid. She had an enormous faith that no matter what, she would be fine, always telling everybody that came in contact with her that she either get better or the doctors would learn something from her to save another child and she would be with God in Heaven either way.
Leslie touched the hearts and souls of every single person she came in contact with, even if it was just one time. She blew people away with her bravery, kindness, fearless nature, and love of life and everything in it. She never gave up fighting right up until she took her last breath. It was most important to Leslie to let everybody she met know that you should live your life and to make the very best of it. Leslie, always selfless, had hoped to grow up to become a veteranarian because of her great love of animals. She was like this with everything, never selfish and thinking of herself, but always hoping she could help another. She exuded beauty from her heart, mind, and soul and every body could see this out of her gorgeous eyes. She made people promise to no matter what, that they should live " don't just live on the couch' she would say "but live!" The Williamson family thanks anybody that has been there through this time but hopes that they among anybody that had the pleasure of meeting Leslie can live by her wonderful example. Her family will follow Leslie's own instructions of her memorial service. She will live forever in our hearts. A memorial service will be held from 4-7 pm today,at James Funeral Home Chapel with the service starting at 5pm. with Rev. Roy Browning. Online condolences may be sent to www.jamesfh.com. James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of the arrangements.