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Lottie Lee (Sue) Williamson: Southern Pines

1933 – 2021

     Lottie Lee (Sue) Williamson of Southern Pines passed away on Jan. 23 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. She was 87.

     Born Oct. 31, 1933 in Whiteville to the late Jule Lee and Lottie Lee Williamson, Sue was a Professor of Chemistry at Sandhills Community College for 25 years. She was much beloved by her students and a model of professionalism to her colleagues. They often marveled at her ability to unravel the mysteries of chemistry for students of all levels of ability.

     After her retirement, Sue became a member of the Board of the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series and devoted much energy to the work of the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens. Not only was she a member of the Gardens Board of Directors, but she often volunteered as a receptionist at the Ball Visitors Center.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and her four brothers, Frank, Paul, Dock, and Rev. Boyd Williamson.

     She is survived by a niece, Debbie Williamson of Durham; two great nephews, Sammy Williamson of Clarendon and Joe Neil Williamson of Whiteville; three great nieces, La Tina Ann Williams and Kim Valade of Whiteville and Kris Stevens of Wilmington.

     No services are planned at this time.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Congregational Church or Sandhills Community College Horticulture Gardens.

     A guest register is available here.