WEST COLUMBIA%%Kathi Williamson Addison, of 316 Hallsborough Drive, West Columbia, passed away at her home on Monday, March 21, 2005, after a long and brave battle with cancer. She was born January 7, 1945, in Denmark, South Carolina, a daughter of Doris Williamson and the late W.T. “Charlie” Williamson.
Mrs. Addison was a graduate of Norway High School and later received an Associate Degree from Midlands Technical College. Prior to her retirement due to illness, she had worked as a court reporter for the State of South Carolina for ten years. Her work took her all over the state, and she will always be remembered by people she befriended wherever she went.
In addition to her mother of Norway, she is survived by her husband, Fred Addison of West Columbia; a son, Sean Gibson of Hong Kong; a daughter and son-in-law, Paige and Ryan Price of Niceville, Florida; a granddaughter, Faith Price; two sisters, Ellen Edwards of Ft. Lawn and Jean Chavis of West Columbia; a brother, Tommy Williamson of Orangeburg; a step-daughter, Dana Addison of Columbia; four nieces, Connie Wannamaker of Lexington, Teresa Brown and Angela Johnson of Fort Lawn, and Jamie Anderson of Moncks Corner; three nephews, Steven Zeigler of St. Matthews, Eddie Zeigler of Chapin, and Todd Binnicker of Easley; and many cousins and special friends whom she considered part of her extended family.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8pm Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. The funeral will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Norway, SC at 4pm Thursday, with Rev. James McGee and Rev. Mark Altman officiating. Burial will follow at Norway Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nick Foster, Michael Nussbaum, Ron Glancy, Eddie Zeigler, Coker Fogle, Charles Bair, and Joey Williamson. Honorary pallbearer will be the Honorable Luke Brown.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Leland McElveen and his staff at Columbia Oncology Associates and to Dr. Henry Friedman and his staff at the Duke Medical University Brain Tumor Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. John’s United Methodist Church for the Memorial Garden Fund.