OUR HERITAGE AND OUR PROMISE
The late Lamar Williamson had a dream,
consistent with his wish to provide community service and to meet the
needs of families in his beloved city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1950,
after graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago,
Illinois, Lamar established Williamson Funeral Home in a converted
residence on North 7th Street. The business was one of only three
funeral homes serving African Americans in Milwaukee. Over the years,
the services extended by Williamson Funeral Home were well received.
The business eventually outgrew the North 7th Street location.
In 1960, Lamar moved Williamson Funeral
Home to its present location at 2157 North 12th Street. Following in his
father’s footsteps, Leon Williamson studied mortuary science and like
his father, graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science as well.
With a degree in mortuary science and as a licensed funeral director,
Leon Williamson joined the family business in 1966. He worked closely
with his father through the years, learning all aspects of funeral
services. Upon his father’s death, Leon assumed ownership and
leadership of the family business, continuing to build upon the
tradition of quality funeral services that were the hallmark of his
father’s legacy. As per his father’s wishes, the establishment now
bears the name, Leon L. Williamson Funeral Home. For over sixty years,
Leon L. Williamson Funeral Home has been an independent family-owned
establishment. The name “Williamson” is synonymous with high standards
in providing funeral services in the greater Milwaukee community and
Leon Williamson has taken great care to
ensure that guests can honor their loved ones in a beautiful, warm, and
caring environment. Extensive renovations and quality service, over the
years, have made the establishment the pride of the surrounding
community. Parking is available for guests on the premises as well as
surrounding streets. When guests enter Leon L. Williamson Funeral Home,
a beautiful, comfortable environment to honor their loved ones is
evidenced. Seating is plentiful and guests are immediately aware that
they are in the presence of people who care about their loved one and
care about families and friends of loved ones. Members of the
professional staff are always present, available, confidential, and
watchful to ensure that arrangements meet families’ desires. Leon L.
Williamson Funeral Home serves persons of all faiths and from all walks
of life with care, dignity and respect.
It is Leon Williamson’s promise and commitment to continue
the legacy of outstanding service for many more years to come.