Amanda J. "Janie" Williamson

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Miss Janie, as she was known to all her friends, earned her wings and was called home February 26, 2017. She was born May 22, 1925 in Hearne, TX and was raised on the family farm at Elliott, TX. She was a member of Elliott Baptist Church all her childhood life. Miss Janie is preceded in death by her mother, Janie Agnes and father, Ancel Boswell, her husband of 69 years, Robert (Red) Williamson, brothers Alfred and Oliver Boswell. She is survived by three children, Vicki June Allen and husband Bill, Robert Larkin Williamson and wife, Mona and Che Dawn Williamson Herron and husband, Tim; six grandchildren, Robert Ward Allen, Robyn Michelle Allen Fetro and husband Danny, Brian Larkin Williamson and wife Jennifer, Robert Brent Williamson, Austen Gabriel Herron, and Regan Grace Herron. Great grandchildren, Andrew Aaron Allen, Rylee Mattison Allen, Cole Larkin Williamson, Koby Brent Williamson and Henry Jack Fetro. She is also survived by her brother Ancel Boswell Jr. and sister-in-law, Maurine Williamson Wyatt.

Miss Janie was born in Hearne, Texas and attended school in Franklin, Texas. She moved to Houston in 1942, working at Sears on South Main where she met her future sister-in-law, Maurine. Maurine introduced her to her brother Robert Lee just home from the Marines. Miss Janie married Robert Lee Williamson in 1946 and lived in Houston for twenty-two years. Janie managed a gift and Hallmark store on 43rd Street in Houston from 1954 until 1961 when she and Robert engaged in a partnership and bought the store adding a photography studio. They sold their partnership in 1964 and moved to Bayou Vista in 1965. In 1972 Miss Janie and Red moved to Conroe and built their home off FM1488 where they lived for 43 years. Janie was approached by then Sheriff Gene Reaves to challenge the Law Enforcement Academy. Upon completion of the Academy and becoming TCLOSE certified she joined the Montgomery County Sheriff Office, becoming the 1st uniformed female Deputy Sheriff of Montgomery County. In 1982 she resigned to campaign for the Precinct 3 Constable position. She successfully won the nomination in 1984 and was sworn in as Constable January 1, 1985. Also a female first for Montgomery County. Janie presided as Precinct 3 Constable for two additional unopposed terms for a total of twelve years in office, retiring on December 31, 1996 at age 72.

Upon retirement she and Red enjoyed a second home at Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula for a number of years in addition to their home in Conroe. In 2015 they downsized and moved to the Wellington at Conroe, an independent and assisted living facility. Red passed soon after and Janie remained at the facility's Assisted Living until her passing.

Visitation will be held at Forest Park Cemetery, The Woodlands on Saturday, March 4th at 11:00 AM. Service will follow at 12:00 noon in the Forest Park Chapel with Pastor, Dr. Dale Wells of Elliott Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers will be Randy Sanson, Sam Lynch, Robert Ward Allen, Brian Larkin Williamson, Robert Brent Williamson and Austen Gabriel Herron. Honorary pallbearer will be past Sheriff Tommy Gage.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation for the loving care and compassion to the incredible staff of The Wellington at Conroe and Vitas Hospice.


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