James "J.J." Williamson died March 23, 2022 at his home in Saint Peters, Missouri. He was born February 11, 1952 to James and Jessie Mae Williamson. JJ and Patricia Baker were married December 4, 1972 in Sikeston, Missouri
JJ was very active in the community. He served the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 15 years.
JJ was the 1st African American voted to Cape Girardeau, MO city government. He served as a member of CASA board of directors, The Salvation Army board of directors, The United Way board of directors and was a board member of Minority Affairs at Southeast Missouri State University.
JJ graduated from Sikeston Senior High in 1970. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Sterling College, Sterling Kanas and his M.S.A. in Public Administration from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
JJ was actively involved in Masonic work as a Master Mason. He was an active member of Golden Crown Masonic Lodge #10 A.F. and A.M. He served as Grand Secretary of St Matthews Grand Lodge for 25 years. He was a member of the Salaam Temple #25 A.A.O.N.M.S., AF & AM for several years.
Having professed hope in Christ, JJ was a member of Southern Mission Missionary Baptist Church of Saint Peters, MO where he was a member until he departed this life following an extended illness on March 23, 2022.
JJ is survived by his wife Patricia of Saint Peters, MO; a daughter Katina Williamson of Cape Girardeau; 3 sons Reginald (Tammie) of Saint Louis, MO; Travis of Cape Girardeau; Justin (Ashley) of Cape Girardeau, MO and daughter Sabrina Johnson of Sikeston MO. 8 grandchildren; Marissa Williamson, Patrick Williamson, Jordan Williamson, Kameron Williamson, Brionna Lamburth, Lakera Williamson, Aryanna Williamson and Josslyn Williamson.
Memorial contributions may be made in JJ’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children, or Siteman Cancer Center in St. Peters.