Jack Melvin Williamson, age 78, died on Tuesday, March 11, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He was a well-known architect in and around South Jersey, having done numerous new construction projects and major restorations in historic Haddonfield, New Jersey. He was born in Houston on February 27, 1936 and was a 1954 graduate of Lamar High School, and later from the University of Houston, and Yale University. He was preceded in death by his parents William Carey and Ruth Williamson of Houston, and brother Carey Williamson of Tyler. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joyce Haney of Cherry Hill, son Matthew Williamson of New York City, daughter Nicole Ventrella and husband Lucio of Haddonfield, NJ; grandchildren Luca and Ava Ventrella; brother James (Jim) Williamson and wife Ann of Pearland, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends. There will be a memorial service in Haddonfield at a future date.
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Jack was my best friend all through college at University of Houston and while we didn't stay in touch...we did have contact from time to time and it was always like we had just seen each other yesterday....Jack was a truly good person and we have all lost a good friend.....enjoy your new life Jack..... God bless....your friend gene aubry
March 16, 2014
Jack was a Beloved family friend, architect and gentle, kind man. He always had the right thing to say. We will miss him very much. Joyce, I am thinking of you and your family often. I am so sorry for your loss. Lisa Alberts
March 14, 2014
Jack will be remembered as a good friend and a gentle soul. He was Best Man at my marriage to Gene in 1958. Even though we have not stayed in touch, I am happy to know that he has had a successful career and a caring family. My sincere condolences to all.